OBITUARY

Femme Joson

January 15, 1942May 13, 2018
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Femme Joson age 76 of Mt. Prospect, IL passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Beloved daughter of the late Eugenio and Florenda Mandia; dear aunt of Megan M. (Dustin M.) Johnson, Richard D. Magundayao and Troy W. Magundayao. Femme's memory will be cherished by many other relatives and friends.

She was a college graduate and was employed as a medical coder for 10 years. While in the Philippines she worked as a registered nurse and was proud to take care of her niece, Megan, and nephews Richard and Troy when they were children.

She is not only a big sister to Sally but also as a mother to her and her children- Megan, Richard, and Troy.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 5:00 p.m. at Cypress Funeral Home 1698 North Bloomingdale Road Glendale Heights. Interment Private. For more information please call 630-653-7666 or visit www.cypressfunerahome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Femme Joson's High School Reunion Phto

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Cambodia

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Nurse's Retreat in Baguio City.

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Pinning ceremony in St. Ann's College of Nursing.

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Clinical Instructor in St. Joseph College of Nursing.

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Graduation Ceremony in St. Joseph College of Nursing.

Biography

Femme Joson was born in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines on January 15, 1942. She was the sixth child of 12 children of her parents Eugenio Mandia and Florenda Joson. She grew up tomboyish in elementary and grade school- she liked climbing fruit trees, going swimming with her friends, and play a lot under the sun. She became prim and proper, conscientious and always wanted everything to be clean. Femme wanted to become a nurse and she became an RN BSN and Master's Degree in nursing. She taught in St. Joseph College of Nursing for many years.

She became an immigrant and moved to the United States of America on May 1990, joining her younger sister Sally in America. Femme helped take care of her niece Megan who was already one year old, and witnessed the birth of her nephew Richard on July 1990. Afterwards she also helped take care of second nephew Troy when he was born in 1994.Femme and Sally lived together in Illinois and helped raise both her nephews and her niece until they were in school full time and attended all their graduations. She was a Medical Coder for over ten years for a private company in Illinois and retired in 2009 at age 68.

In 1995 she went back to the Philippines for her high school reunion. She was also able to see her other brothers and sisters, other relatives, and friends.


Femme went out wherever her family went. She visited Europe with her niece Megan and went to Hawaii with her sister Sally- she rode on a helicopter to see the small active volcanoes erupting lava down to the ocean, and saw black sands in Hawaii. She went to many different places within the United States wherever her family went.


Since the time she arrived in the United States and met her sister's friends, they also became her friends as well and everyone called her Ditse