OBITUARY

Josephine "Josee" Madigan Stone

May 19, 2003May 20, 2020

Josephine Madigan Stone, age 17, died on May 20, 2020 at her home in Salem, OR. Josee was born on May 19, 2003. She was a compassionate and empathetic woman having deep connections with her family, friends and animals.

Josee overcame dyslexia to become an honor student at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO and Sprague High School in Salem, OR. She was an avid mountain bike competitor in both Colorado and Oregon. She won the 2019 Oregon State Championship in the NICA Oregon League.

Josee was a source of joy and will be missed dearly by her family, Pam, Matt and Korben.

Memorial service details will be communicated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we invite anyone to share their love of Josee by donating to one of the bike teams she crushed with (see links below):

• Salem Composite Descenders in Salem OR

• Boulder Junior Cycling -- Boulder Junior Cycling Scholarship Fund

You may leave fond memories or online condolences for the family here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/salem-or/josephine-stone-9193655

Services

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Ingrid Davis

June 1, 2020

Matt and Family
We were saddened when heard the news from Helen. There aren't words, but please accept our deepest condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and Josee in our hearts.
Ingrid and Brittan

Eric Brunner

May 31, 2020

Pam, Matt, & Korben-

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I had some great times riding with Josee with BJC. Peace be with you.

Eric Brunner

Helen VanCura

May 31, 2020

Pam, Matt, & Korben,
Your tremendous loss has left all of us deeply saddened. May it give a little bit of comfort knowing that your pain is shared with all who knew Josee. From taking care of my black lab to reverently disposing of a dead squirrel in the backyard, Josee had an amazing gift with animals. She will be missed dearly.

Julie Andrew

May 31, 2020

Dear Pam, Matt and Korben,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know how much love is in your family, and how much Josee will be missed. I cherished her laughter, energy, thoughtfulness and compassion. My fondest memory of this beautiful young woman as an animal whisperer, was one afternoon she was able to catch and cuddle a baby duck. It was the most adorable and magical thing. I realized that she had such a gentle and kind spirit. I want you to know just how much I love her! and you all. You are all so amazing. Josee will remain forever in my heart as the most courageous and gentle soul. All my love
Julie

Brian Clark

May 29, 2020

Matt,

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Brian

Teila Jurado

May 29, 2020

I know my words won't help with our lose. But josee is an amazing person that everyone will miss. She brightens our day, and with her gone my world became dark. Josee was the first person to show me how to live life to the fullest. She is my hero. And will never forget her. I love you josee. You were such an amazing friend. Thank you. Sleep well love. I'll see you again one day.

Brian Nofzinger

May 29, 2020

Matt, Pam, and family,

On behalf of my family and team members who worked with you (Matt) I'd like to express our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.

Brian, Family and Team

Joni Severson

May 27, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Josee from BJC. Sitting on the back of Katey’s car catching up before practice, driving her and Korben home from Lyons and listening to them talk about their world, her general sense of curiosity and joy . . . There are so many things I loved about her. It always made me smile watching her interact with other kids before practice. She had a way of making people feel noticed. I hope somewhere, somehow she feels the outpouring of love people have for her, she realizes what an incredibly lovely human she was and how deeply her presence in this life will be missed.

Her smile and joy will be forever in my heart. We are so very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourselves.

Susan Franger

May 26, 2020

Pam, you and your family have been in our hearts these past days. It has been a gift to read here the many joyful remembrances of Josee! What a beautiful soul she must have had, and a light to those around her. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kate Stone Foss

May 25, 2020

I will never forget the intense love my brother had for his first child, the only daughter of her generation. Josee, like Wendy & the Lost Boys, the bold leader, charging ahead, blazing the trail with her brother and 4 male cousins in tow, Korben, Brandon, Stone, Ryan, & Cedar. Her pure zest for adventure was contagious. An animal whisperer from early on. Her smile and sparkling eyes lit up a room. I’ll never forget the bond I saw with her and her brother Korben, reminding me of Matt & myself. A life lost is always sad, but a life lost too young is unfathomable. To Matt, Pam & Korben, we are thinking of you daily and look forward to a time when we can embrace in tears and hugs and, eventually, soldier on. Much love from our family. Josee will continue to be a bright light shining in our hearts forever.

FROM THE FAMILY

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