Josephine Nancy (Brown) Cranson

December 12, 1930 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 91)


Josephine Nancy (Brown) Cranson, Loving wife and mother of four passed away Friday July 22, 2022, at the age of 91. 

Josephine, or "Jo", was born December 12th 1930 in York Township Michigan to Paul and Emma Brown. She grew up in Milan Michigan where she married David Cranson on August 5th, 1950. They raised three sons, Alan, Paul and Ralph and one daughter, Katherine. 

After moving to Arizona, Josephine worked as a secretary for Tempe Daily News and later for State Farm. She enjoyed picnics, Loved her family, and was an active member of the Presbyterian Church where she worshiped. She also loved scrapbooking and was known for her infectious smile, hospitality, and her kind spirit. 

Josephine is survived by her sons, Alan, Paul, and Ralph, her daughter-in-law Yvonne, and son-in-law Dan, Her sister Marion, Five grandchildren, and eight Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her four brothers, and her daughter. 

Funeral services for Josephine Cranson will be held graveside at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson, AZ at 9 am on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

The address is 355 W Round Valley Road in Payson, AZ 85541.  The cemetery can be accessed off Highway 87 via Gibson Ranch Road about 3 miles before you get into the town of Payson.  (South of Payson)

Anyone who would like to attend is invited. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.



Graveside Service
August 20, 2022

9:00 AM
Mountain Meadows Memorial Park, AZ, Payson
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