Jo grew up in Wyoming and received her education in the Lusk and Torrington areas. When she was a teen and young adult, Jo worked as a waitress alongside her mother in many of the cafes in Torrington.
The two married on September 3,at Reno, Nevada. To this union four children, Mollie, Cassie, Scott and Clark, were born. The couple moved to North Platte in with Mollie. By the family had grown and Jo and Keith realized the enjoyment of rural living so they moved to Sutherland.
Life now included horses, cattle and open space for the. While Keith worked on the railroad, Jo held down the fort wrangling kids, horses and cattle while he was gone.
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As a family, everyone pitched in to cowboy, check cows, pull calves, butcher chickens and can the corn and garden goodies. Jo was a loving wife and a great mom to her children and all their friends.
There was always coffee on and room for one more at her table and George Strait music playing in the background. When Keith suddenly passed away inJo found herself with three teenagers and a little one under two so she went back to the workforce.
She eventually retired at the tender age of 74 from Ozzie's where she worked for Steve and Vicki Osborn. InJo got the best promotion ever, she was now Grammy! Over the years, she was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with another due in April.
Funeral service will be 10 a. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.
For those unable to attend, services will be recorded and posted to odeanchapel. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sutherland Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel. Read Less.