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Obituary for Josephine Giovanini Suttlemyre

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Josephine Giovanini Suttlemyre

November 7, 1922 - October 7, 2013

Josephine Giovanini Suttlemyre, 90, passed away October 7, 2013 at her home. She was born November 7, 1922 in Ogden, Utah to Joseph and Virginia Francisci Giovanini. She graduated from Ogden High School, class of 1940. Josephine married Larry B. Suttlemyre of South Ogden and was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Josephine was board of directors, Weber County Human Services. She was on the Weber County Mental health Advisory Board; board of directors, YCC, Step House; Utah Mental Health Advisory Council and Eagle Lake Golf Association.

She was honored and awarded the Community Leader Award, Utah Council of Mental Health, 1993; City of Ogden, Community Connection Outstanding Commitment Award, 1992; YWCA Women of the Year Award, 1986.

Josephine is survived by her two daughters, Judy Jackson of British Columbia and Joanne Birge of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sons, John Suttlemyre of Beverly Hills, California and Jim Suttlemyre of Salt Lake City, Utah. She had nine grandchildren, Paul C. Birge, Jennifer Suttlemyre, Jane McLaughlin, Robert Birge, Melissa Suttlemyre Clouner, Ryan Suttlemyre, Stacy Suttlemyre, Justin Suttlemyre and Jacy Suttlemyre Barker and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a third son, Joseph Suttlemyre of South Ogden.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E 5550 S, Ogden. Inurnment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah following the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter, 137 W. Binford Ave, Ogden, UT 84401. Online condolences may be made at


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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 10:00 am -

Holy Family Catholic Church


1100 East 5550 South, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 7, 1922
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Bert & Sherley Blodgett posted on 12/29/14

Judy and Joanne - We just learned of your beautiful Mother's passing and wanted you to know how sorry we are that she will not be able to sit down and visit with you again. Our deepest sympathy to you.


Ava Antonich Tracy posted on 1/19/14

John, I just read your mother's obituary. She was a wonderful person who raised a great son. Many years have passed since we last saw each other. Hope you are well. Prayers and thoughts are with you, Ava.


Shelagh Beringer posted on 11/7/13

Judy - you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Shelagh (Tolman) Beringer


Chris & Brad Jacobson posted on 10/11/13

Jo was a most special friend to our Mom, Gwen Smalley, for many years, & much loved by our entire family. We know that she & Mom are around the Bridge table once again, reminiscing their many years of friendship & enjoying the game they had both mastered! We know how much she loved her family, & our deepest sympathies are with you in your loss. We shall all miss her.


Christine Allen posted on 10/11/13

I am so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was such an awesome lady. I had the great pleasure of working with her at Ogden City for several years. She was a mentor and a friend and greatly influenced my life. She was such a great example of courage and strength and how to face life and its obstacles and still take time to enjoy the journey. Praying for God's blessings for your family and for this great lady.