Josephine “Jo” Geraldine Cowperthwaite |

Josephine “Jo” Geraldine Cowperthwaite

Mar 09, 1925 – Jan 05, 2019

Josephine “Jo” Geraldine Cowperthwaite passed away on January 5, 2019, in Carson City, Nevada.

Jo was born March 9, 1925 to parents Dewey  and Florence Lawler. She grew up and attended high school in Linton, North Dakota before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1945. After her honorable discharge, Jo attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business. Jo met Melvin “Mel” Cowperthwaite while attending college  and the two married in Mandan, North Dakota on August 21, 1947. After graduating college, Jo and Mel moved to Nevada in 1949.  Jo worked for the State of Nevada for 30 years before  retiring and going back to school to obtain her  law degree from Old Town College,  graduating in 1989.

Jo is preceded in death by her husband Mel, her parents, and her brothers, Russ and George.

Jo is survived by her sister Frances Ricci  (Olathe, KS), her daughter Jerie Adamson (Howard), her sons Melvin Thomas II and Lance (Pam), and her three grandchildren, Tommy, Lance Jr., and Katie.

Services will be held at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley on January 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.