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Josephine Frances Roux

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Josephine Frances Roux

Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Josephine Frances (Stack) Roux was born on February 25, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret and John Stack. She grew up with her four siblings, Kathleen, Mary, Margaret, and William. Josephine met the love of her life, Gerald Roux, at a church youth social. Josephine and Gerald were married on September 8, 1951. The couple raised eight children: Dennis, Mary Rita, Nancy, Eileen, Regina, Charlene, Vincent, and Patrick. The family lived in Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, and Alabama before settling in Auburn, Washington in 1969.

Josephine was the center of the family life of Gerald and their eight children. She was involved in her children’s activities, receiving official appreciation from Holy Family Camp Fire, a mini-stitchery award from Sister Ann Comelia of Holy Family, and a “Thank You” from the Auburn Cub Scout Den W-1 Pack 412.

Josephine was generous and shared her time and energy with her church. For many years, she was President of the Holy Family Women’s Society, and treasurer for the Cabrini Circle. After being certified by the Red Cross for blood pressure in 1984, she organized and trained volunteers to take blood pressure. Over the years, many Holy Family parishioners benefitted from her efforts, as blood pressure events were held every Sunday. She was also the chair of the Holy Family Church 25th Anniversary celebration in 1988.

Also active in the community, Josephine organized the Auburn South County Community Clinic (SCCC). She approached many doctors, dentists, and nurses and thus provided medical help for unemployed and needy families. She served on the board of the SCCC, which was later changed to the Auburn Community Clinic (ACC). She received the Community Service Award from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1985. In 1986, Josephine received the South King County Council of Human Services LINK Award for “Outstanding Volunteer Involvement in Social and Health Services in South King County.” Additionally, she received the Auburn Elks “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1986. She was the co-founder of the South King County Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH), and served for many years on the board and as its treasurer.

Josephine passed away on April 4, 2015, surrounded by the love of her family. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, and her eight children, 24 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and sister Mary (Molly) Roux. She is cherished by her husband, family, friends, church, and community.

Josephine’s family thank you for your love, prayers, and support.

Funeral Notice Detail

A viewing will be held at Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn on Friday, April 10th, from 4pm to 8pm, with a Rosary service starting at 7pm.

The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Auburn on Saturday, April 11th, at 10am, followed by a reception in the church hall at 11:15am.

A procession to Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery will begin at 1pm.

If desired, Josephine\'s family suggests donations to the Franciscan Foundation, Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care.

A Memorial Service will be held at

Holy Family Catholic Church

505 17th Street, SE

Auburn , WA 98002

On: Apr 11, 2015 — At: 10:00 AM

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