Esther Josephson Obituary

Esther  Josephson
Esther Josephson

December 2, 2005
Born in Muscatine, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Esther Cecil Josephson, 90, died of complications of Alzheimer's Disease at her home in the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center on Friday, December 2, 2005. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 5 at the Indianapolis Hebrew North Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

Esther was born in Muscatine and moved to Des Moines from Phoenix, AZ four years ago. She worked as a Registered Nurse in her youth and, for most of her life, devoted herself to supporting her husband as an U.S. Army wife. His military career took the family to several different cities including Indianapolis for several years where Esther was a member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Fred Josephson. She is survived by her son, Dr. Nathan (Sherida) Josephson of Des Moines; daughter, Diane (Herman) Lawrence of Goodyear, AZ; five grandchildren, Rachel (Adam) Andrews, Danna (Jeremy) Pins, Fredrick (Katherine) Lawrence, Michelle (Jason) Stele and Susan (Travis) Voglesong; and four great-grandchildren, Zoe and Noah Pins, Rebekkah Lawrence and Alison Stele.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center 900 Polk Blvd. Des Moines, IA 50312.




Graveside Service
Hebrew North Cemetery
Indianapolis, IN
Monday, December 5, 2005
11:00 AM


Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center
900 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50312