Josephine G. Aguilar, 96, of Clifton, passed away on October 16, 2018 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born March 4, 1922 in Clifton, Arizona to Manuel Gomez & Guadalupe Vega. Josephine was one of six children born to Manuel & Guadalupe; Carmen, Santiago, Dolores, Juan & David.
Josephine fell in love with Manuel Aguilar and on April 21, 1939 they were married in Clifton, Arizona. They were blessed with six children; Steve, Leo, Rey, Veronica, Emma & Manny. Josephine was very religious and was a member of Holy Cross and Beneficio Propio. She loved cooking for her family and friends. She was known for her tamales and tortillas. She also loved gardening and spent many hours tending to her rose bushes and chili plants. Josephine love to crochet and made various items such as table clothes, afghans and doilies for her children and grandchildren. She also had a passion for shopping.
She is survived by her Children; Steve (Marilyn) Aguilar, Leo (Nellie) Aguilar, Veronica (Donald) Stacey, Emma (John) Yeoman and Jose Manuel (Sandra) Aguilar, siblings Santiago, Juan and Dolores, 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great grandchildren and her pet Brooke.
Josephine is preceded in death by her loving husband Manuel, her son Rey, her parents Manuel & Guadalupe, her sister Carmen and her brother David.
Service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Parish in Morenci, Arizona beginning with a viewing at 9:00 a.m., the Rosary will follow at 10:00 a.m., and the funeral Mass will start at 11:00 am. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with a reception to follow at the McGrenra Hall.