Josephine Anita Brower

04/02/1958 — 06/21/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Goldendale, Washington

Josephine Anita Brower

Josephine went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on June 21, 2007.

She was born to Larry and Catherine Hastings on April 2, 1958 in Goldendale Washington.

She grew up in Wapato Washington, graduated from Wapato High School in 1976, and continued her education by earning her B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Minor in Math at Washington State University.

In 1982 she married Gregg Brower and was blessed with five daughters. Together, they designed and built their own home in West Richland.

Josephine loved her Lord Jesus, and along with her family, attended Tri-City Foursquare Church where she was involved in various ministries.

To show her love and devotion to her family, she supported them as a homemaker and was a home school teacher to her girls. After the passing of her husband she continued her support by working at Bechtel National for five years.

Some of the most enjoyable moments in her life were jeep rides, huckleberry picking, hiking, camping, gardening, beach vacations, spending time with family and friends, and watching her daughters succeed in sports and education.

Josephine was survived by her daughters, Tara Cullen, 23, Tiffany Brower, 20, Kelcey Brower, 20, Kendra Brower, 17, and Gabrielle Brower, 15; son-in-law, Bryan Cullen; her dad, Larry Hastings; sisters, Teresa Selph and Cheri Walters; brother, Mark Hastings; a grandmother, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregg Brower and mother, Catherine Hastings.

She was a faithful and devoted wife and ''Mommy'' who showed much grace and love.

She was also a loving and caring daughter, sister, and friend. Josephine will be dearly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Tri-City Foursquare Church, 4312 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick. Graveside will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be at Einan's Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • I first met Jo about five years ago when she came to work for Bechtel. We worked together on a regular basis as we both learned the harsh intricacies of sub contracts. Jo was the primary Procurement support to my department IS&T. It wasn’t until a little over two years ago, when we discovered that we shared common, almost identical spiritual beliefs, that our friendship/fellowship began to grow. Jo once told me that she had two worlds: The world at work and her private world outside of work. In the world at work I am honored to be one of those that she trusted and called friend. Every morning we would exchange a brief Emails consisting of a, thought for that day, which at times opened a door for some rather deep discussions. Jo was brilliant and the most honest and committed person I have ever known. To her family, to her church and to her job, Jo always gave all of herself. Watching her life’s walk during the last nine months of physical trials was an incredible inspiration to me. She never complained, never whined or said “why me”? Her life was a witness for the Lord that she loved and an encouragement to all of us. With that happy face, enthusiastic “Hi” when she answered the phone and of course that dry but delightful sense of humor: Jo will sorely missed.

    Harley Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • To the family, we are so saddened for your loss as we are also, yet deaply greatful too; that Jo truely knows the peace that passes all understanding and the joy that Grace brought her into!

    Jo was a mother hen that loved her chicks, so evident was that! Jo loved her flowers, see them so colorful today in the yard. But Jo first loved her Lord Jesus, the now first-hand JOY OF HER SALVATION!

    Girls, we love you. Hold on tightly to the Lord and the heritage your Mom left you and right now, please hold onto Is. 41:10.

    What wonderful family you have; loving Aunt’s and Uncles who have your heart in theirs!

    Jo is singing and Jo has peace:

    “The more I seek You,

    the more I find You.

    The more I find You,

    the more I love You.

    I want to sit at Your feet,

    drink from the cup in Your hand.

    Lay back against You and breath, feel Your heart beat.

    This love is more than I can stand, I melt in Your peace – its overwhelming.

    — I melt in your Peace.”

    love, Bruce and Lynda.

    Bruce and Lynda Clatterbuck
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any help at RHS or anything else. God Bless!

    Amy Westerfield
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I was deeply surprised and saddened to read of Josephine’s passing in the newspaper, however also grateful to see of her deep faith. We were next door neighbors throughout our growing up years. I still remember watching the Hasting home being built and wondering if they would be nice people.

    There are too many memories to recall here and as we all grew up and moved on with our adult lives, losing contact, I will still always be grateful for how kind the family always was to me, the quiet little girl next door.

    Even though Josephine was a beautiful young lady with lots of natural gifts and talents, it was most evident, even as youngsters, what a genuinely sweet and kind spirit was in her soul.

    Sometimes it is hard to understand why God calls home the nicest of people all too soon. But we can trust that He has a perfect plan and we can be grateful that our world and time was blessed by those such as Jo, nomatter which portion of her life we were privelaged to share in.

    I am not surprised to read that she has left a beautiful heritage of faith and genuine kindness. May the Lord continue to build upon and bless those seeds!

    Christina Hagarty
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, sister, and daughter. I went to school with Jo in Wapato. I however have not seen her since our 10 year reunion. We lost contact but I have thought about her often and wondered how I could find her again, we were good friends in high school. Jo – until we meet again in heaven.

    Debbie Faucher McCambridge
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Josephine was a great mother and neighbor. She worked hard; loved Jesus; and loved her daughters. We admire her faith and will miss her.

    Dave and Diane Borders

    Dave Borders
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Your “Mother” was truly a very special person. I met Joe at Kennewick Columbia Four Square 15 years ago. She was pregnant with Gabrielle, and I was pregnant with my daughter Jillian. They were born three days apart. Joe was an inspirational person. She touched my life while we talked about the child we were about to birth. As a single mom, she encouraged me and tried to share what it was like to walk the journey of being a “Mother”. I could see that she was so proud and blessed to be the wife of Greg and the Mother of five lovely girls.

    I worked with Greg for many years at Bechtel Hanford and we talked a lot about his family, he really loved them. After Greg’s passing, Joe and I met again, spending many hours talking at soccer games watching our daughters play. Again we talked about how life’s circumstances changes us, and how our walk with God moves us forward to a different path. Our lives seemed to touch each others at various moments in time, definitely for a reason. I saw Joe’s highest priority was to be a Godly person, being a Mother to her girls, and trying to find balance in working full time. She will be missed my many. My prayers are with you and yours.

    Sincerely

    Trish Marquez

    Patricia C. Marquez
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My I express my deapest sympathy. I worked with Jo in Acquistions Services and she was a very warm caring and helpful person. All my payers go out to you.

    Rhonda Kelley
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss my friend Jo for the rest of my life.

    Heaven will be a great reunion.

    Melissa Alvarado
    November 4, 2014
    richland-, WA, US
  • I worked with Jo at Bechtel and although I have never met her family I know that she was a great Mom because she constantly showed that motherly support and caring to me. She was one of the warmest people I ever met and I want to express my deepest sympathy to her family.

    Bridget Canazaro
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • To Jo’s family… may you know that so many people are remembering your mother, so very fondly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I cherish and remember the many wonderful childhood days of throwing crabapples and apricots with Jo, behind grandma Elizabeths house when all of the family would get together. I also remember running together with Jo in the back yard at Aunt Mary and Uncle Chris’s. Jo was always full of life and a positive beautiful soul, and she is well remembered and loved by us all…as are you, the family that she cherished, loved, and taught the beauty of life. William and Kathy Thomas

    William and Kathy Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    Tampa, Florida, USA
  • I first met Jo about five years ago when she came to work for Bechtel. We worked together on a regular basis as we both learned the harsh intricacies of sub contracts. Jo was the primary Procurement support to my department IS&T. It wasn’t until a little over two years ago, when we discovered that we shared common, almost identical spiritual beliefs, that our friendship/fellowship began to grow. Jo once told me that she had two worlds: The world at work and her private world outside of work. In the world at work I am honored to be one of those that she trusted and called friend. Every morning we would exchange a brief Emails consisting of a, thought for that day, which at times opened a door for some rather deep discussions. Jo was brilliant and the most honest and committed person I have ever known. To her family, to her church and to her job, Jo always gave all of herself. Watching her life’s walk during the last nine months of physical trials was an incredible inspiration to me. She never complained, never whined or said “why me”? Her life was a witness for the Lord that she loved and an encouragement to all of us. With that happy face, enthusiastic “Hi” when she answered the phone and of course that dry but delightful sense of humor: Jo will sorely missed.

    Harley Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • To the family, we are so saddened for your loss as we are also, yet deaply greatful too; that Jo truely knows the peace that passes all understanding and the joy that Grace brought her into!

    Jo was a mother hen that loved her chicks, so evident was that! Jo loved her flowers, see them so colorful today in the yard. But Jo first loved her Lord Jesus, the now first-hand JOY OF HER SALVATION!

    Girls, we love you. Hold on tightly to the Lord and the heritage your Mom left you and right now, please hold onto Is. 41:10.

    What wonderful family you have; loving Aunt’s and Uncles who have your heart in theirs!

    Jo is singing and Jo has peace:

    “The more I seek You,

    the more I find You.

    The more I find You,

    the more I love You.

    I want to sit at Your feet,

    drink from the cup in Your hand.

    Lay back against You and breath, feel Your heart beat.

    This love is more than I can stand, I melt in Your peace – its overwhelming.

    — I melt in your Peace.”

    love, Bruce and Lynda.

    Bruce and Lynda Clatterbuck
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any help at RHS or anything else. God Bless!

    Amy Westerfield
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I was deeply surprised and saddened to read of Josephine’s passing in the newspaper, however also grateful to see of her deep faith. We were next door neighbors throughout our growing up years. I still remember watching the Hasting home being built and wondering if they would be nice people.

    There are too many memories to recall here and as we all grew up and moved on with our adult lives, losing contact, I will still always be grateful for how kind the family always was to me, the quiet little girl next door.

    Even though Josephine was a beautiful young lady with lots of natural gifts and talents, it was most evident, even as youngsters, what a genuinely sweet and kind spirit was in her soul.

    Sometimes it is hard to understand why God calls home the nicest of people all too soon. But we can trust that He has a perfect plan and we can be grateful that our world and time was blessed by those such as Jo, nomatter which portion of her life we were privelaged to share in.

    I am not surprised to read that she has left a beautiful heritage of faith and genuine kindness. May the Lord continue to build upon and bless those seeds!

    Christina Hagarty
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, sister, and daughter. I went to school with Jo in Wapato. I however have not seen her since our 10 year reunion. We lost contact but I have thought about her often and wondered how I could find her again, we were good friends in high school. Jo – until we meet again in heaven.

    Debbie Faucher McCambridge
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Josephine was a great mother and neighbor. She worked hard; loved Jesus; and loved her daughters. We admire her faith and will miss her.

    Dave and Diane Borders

    Dave Borders
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Your “Mother” was truly a very special person. I met Joe at Kennewick Columbia Four Square 15 years ago. She was pregnant with Gabrielle, and I was pregnant with my daughter Jillian. They were born three days apart. Joe was an inspirational person. She touched my life while we talked about the child we were about to birth. As a single mom, she encouraged me and tried to share what it was like to walk the journey of being a “Mother”. I could see that she was so proud and blessed to be the wife of Greg and the Mother of five lovely girls.

    I worked with Greg for many years at Bechtel Hanford and we talked a lot about his family, he really loved them. After Greg’s passing, Joe and I met again, spending many hours talking at soccer games watching our daughters play. Again we talked about how life’s circumstances changes us, and how our walk with God moves us forward to a different path. Our lives seemed to touch each others at various moments in time, definitely for a reason. I saw Joe’s highest priority was to be a Godly person, being a Mother to her girls, and trying to find balance in working full time. She will be missed my many. My prayers are with you and yours.

    Sincerely

    Trish Marquez

    Patricia C. Marquez
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My I express my deapest sympathy. I worked with Jo in Acquistions Services and she was a very warm caring and helpful person. All my payers go out to you.

    Rhonda Kelley
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss my friend Jo for the rest of my life.

    Heaven will be a great reunion.

    Melissa Alvarado
    November 4, 2014
    richland-, WA, US
  • I worked with Jo at Bechtel and although I have never met her family I know that she was a great Mom because she constantly showed that motherly support and caring to me. She was one of the warmest people I ever met and I want to express my deepest sympathy to her family.

    Bridget Canazaro
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • To Jo’s family… may you know that so many people are remembering your mother, so very fondly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I cherish and remember the many wonderful childhood days of throwing crabapples and apricots with Jo, behind grandma Elizabeths house when all of the family would get together. I also remember running together with Jo in the back yard at Aunt Mary and Uncle Chris’s. Jo was always full of life and a positive beautiful soul, and she is well remembered and loved by us all…as are you, the family that she cherished, loved, and taught the beauty of life. William and Kathy Thomas

    William and Kathy Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Tara,

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your sisters at this time. We have talked often about your mother over the past couple of years and I know what a gracious and loving Christian woman she was. May you all feel God’s grace and love through the caring of friends and family. In Christ’s Love…

    Cindy Charboneau

    Cindy Charboneau
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with Joey’s family.I grew up with Joey and her siblings. You will never meet more honest, respectful, caring and truly loving persons. I am honored to be related. I will miss Jo. I have many fond memories of growing up with her family. We will all miss her, indeed.

    Kay Perrault
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jo at work and realized at once that she was a wonderful and kind person. She put her faith in God and knew he had a plan for her. She is in good hands now with God and her loved ones.

    Linda Mitchell
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • We were shocked and sadden to hear of your loss. Your Mom was very proud of all of you. We so enjoyed sitting next to her at the Richland High soccer games while she watched with pride, both her daughters play on the field. Kelly,Dennis and I will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

    MaryEllen Humphreys
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My prayers are with you girls God bless Marvin Harris

    Marvin Harris
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I’m truly saddened by your loss. I worked with your mom and enjoyed her tremendously. Your mother was a wonderful person and she was always talking about her girls. I know that her belief in Jesus kept her strong through her struggle, but while we’ll mourn her loss, the angels will welcome her home. May your memories of her get you through this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Shannon Hickman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US