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Delores Anne (Barth) Joseph

Wed, Jun 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delores Joseph, 82, formerly of Preston, Minn., died January 21, 2014, at her home in Upland, Calif.

Delores Anne Barth was born in Preston on July 14, 1931, to Reuben J. and Anastasia R. (Baures) Barth. Delores attended school in Preston, graduating with the Class of 1949 from Preston High School. On November 24, 1950 she was united in marriage to Joe Lee Joseph in Preston. The couple drove to California, for their honeymoon and liked it so much they decided to stay there. The Josephs made their home in Upland, Calif., while Mrs. Joseph worked at J.C. Penney’s, in Montclair, for 20 years. After her retirement, Delores and Joe, summered in Wabasha, Minn. and wintered at their home in Upland.

Mrs. Joseph is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Barry Harp; granddaughter, Julia Harp; and grandson, Danny Harp, all of Ontario, Calif. She is also survived by two sisters, Joan Barth and June Hovey of Austin, Minn. along with numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Joseph; a daughter, Annette Joseph; her parents, a brother, Gene Barth and a sister, Beverly Ryks.

A celebration of Delores’ life will be held held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston on Sunday, July 6 at 4 p.m.

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