WILMA JEAN (JOHNSON) VASQUEZ
CLASS OF 1952
FEBRUARY 7, 1934 - MAY 2, 2018
Rosary 9am Saturday, May 5, 2018 followed by
Service 10am Saturday, May 5, 2018
all at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
Burial Lane Cemetery
Memorials are to Olathe Hospice and may be sent
c/o Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home P.O. Box 430 Osawatomie, Ks 66064
Wilma Jean Vasquez age 84 of Olathe, KS formerly of Osawatomie, KS died Wednesday May 2, 2018 at her home.
was born February 7, 1934 in Osawatomie, Ks. She was the eldest
of two daughters born to Arthur John and Mary Geneva (Servais) Johnson.
She grew up in Osawatoie where she attended school. Jean
graduated from the Osawatomie High School with the class of 1952.
high school, Jean started working for the Osawatomie State as a
Psychiatric Aide. While working for the OSH, Jean met Joseph Paul
Vasquez, who was also a PA at OSH. The couple was united in
marriage on May 11, 1960 in Olathe, Ks. The couple renewed their
vows twice more, once in the St. Philip Neri Church and then in Israel.
Together they had four children, Yvonne, Julia, Joseph, and John.
and Jean made their home in Osawatomie. Jean continued working
for OSH but went back to school to become a Registered Nurse. She
attended Neosho County Community College where she earned her nursing
degree in 1992. Then in 1996, Jean retired from the state
Jean enjoyed traveling. When her children were
younger she and Joe would take them all over the United States and also
to different countries. Jean and Joe went on many cruises and
traveled across the world. In her down time, Jean loved to read
and sew. She made her children's clothing when they were growing
up. Jean had lots of friends and made friends with her neighbors
and their children over the years. She was a member of the St.
Philip Neri Catholic Church of Osawatomie.
She was preceded in
death by her daughter Yvonne Montgomery, son John Vasquez,
granddaughter Leslie Jacobson, parents and sister Elizabeth Couts.
include husband of almost 58 years, Joe of the home, daughter Julia
(Michael) Jacobson of Wichita, Ks, son Joseph E. Vasquez of Olathe, Ks.
Four grandchildren Allen Montgomery, Kristine Parks, Amber Vasquez and
Benjamin Jacobson and three great grandchildren AJ Montgomery, Darian
Montgomery, Rusty Parks and Alexander Mann. Along with other
family and friends.