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1934 Catherine 2023

Catherine Joseph

April 4, 1934 — July 7, 2023

Catherine Joseph, 89, passed away on July 7, 2023, in American Fork, Utah. Catherine was born on April 4, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida to Forney Smith and Ruth Ives Smith.

Catherine received a degree in accounting from BYU. Most of her working career was spent at the US Attorney's office in Miami, Florida. She enjoyed swimming and was very skilled at bookkeeping. She held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved traveling to visit her family. She spent the last two years living with her daughter and son-in-law in Cedar Fort, Utah. Even though she had lived and been raised in Florida most of her life, she loved the change of the beautiful seasons that Utah is famous for. Snow was a new experience for her!

Catherine was previously married to George Joseph and they had three children together. She is survived by her children; David Ricky (Silvia) Joseph, Donna Gail (Heber) Hyde, and Charles Michael Joseph. She has 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren scattered throughout several states. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Whitney, and brother, George (Elizabeth) Smith. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Forney and Ruth, and three siblings.

Mom always said she lived a very good life and had accomplished much. She was ready to go any time and hoped that no one would grieve too much for her. Wonderful life, wonderful children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and wonderful friends. "WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE"

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