Vernon Ernest Jossy
Thousand Oaks, CA
Vernon Ernest Jossy,
a 48-year resident of Thousand Oaks, CA, entered into
eternal life on October 30, 2015, at the age of 90.
The son of Emil and
Esther Jossy, Vernon was born May
in Hillsboro, OR. He was raised on
the family farm in Gales Creek , OR, and graduated
from Forest Grove High School in 1943. At 19, he
enlisted into the Army Air Corps, graduated from Flight School, and proudly served
during World War II. He married Vida James from Gales Creek in 1949, and they
moved to San Francisco, CA. In 1955, Vernon earned his
Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Golden Gate College. He spent an
interesting career as a Special Agent for the F.B.I., assigned to offices in Butte, MT, Chicago, IL, and W. Los Angeles, CA, from where he
retired in 1976.
Vernon enjoyed his
retirement and lived his life to the fullest. He was an active member of
theThousand Oaks Elks Lodge for many years. He was a true dog-lover, and doted
on his Cocker Spaniels Bucky and Cathy Leigh. He loved collecting stamps,
attending jazz festivals, traveling, camping, and "feeding the
ponies" at Santa Anita Racetrack.
Preceding Vernon into eternal life
were his parents Emil and Esther Jossy, brother Wade
Jossy, wives Vida and Marilynn, and granddaughter Shelley Ainsworth.
Vernon is survived by his
sisters Vivian Jossy and Melba Harmon (David), daughters Karen Wilson (Jim) and
Sharon Ainsworth (Tom), son Terry Jossy, grandsons Jared Wilson, Justin Wilson
and Matthew Ainsworth, and his beloved nieces, nephews and their children.
Vernon will forever be
lovingly remembered for his kind and generous nature and will be dearly missed.
Services are pending in Forest Grove, OR. Donations may be
made in Vernon's memory to Ventura
County Animal Services.