Josephine Marie Brager

March 19, 1918April 26, 2014

Josephine Marie Brager departed this life for Heaven on April 26, 2014. She was 96 years old. She was married to Frank Joseph Brager for 24 years. He preceded her in death in 1962.

Josephine grew up on a ranch in Fresno, California. She graduated from Fowler High School. She married Frank in 1938. Josephine worked for Santa Clara County ending her career in 1980 at the Alum Rock Branch of the County library.

She is survived by her two daughters Janice (Bob) Graves and Barbara (Joseph) Citti, three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren.

Josephine and her husband loved to ballroom dance. Josephine continued to ballroom dance well into her late 80's. She also loved to garden, travel, attend luncheons, play bingo and Rummy Cube.

Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 North Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, Ca 95050, on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 11:00AM.

Donations can be made to the following charities: Dementia Research to Alzheimer's Association, 255 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60661

Lake Alma nor Elks Lodge 2626, Scholarship Fund, in Honor of Josephine M. Brager. P.O. Box 1329, Chester, Ca 96020. 100% of the proceeds go to this fund.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Josephine Marie Brager

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Christine Hauptman and family

April 30, 2014

Are sympathy to Janice and family. Your mother was a jewel. Christine, Chuck and Toby Hauptman

April 29, 2014

We were friends for many, many years and had so many great memories. She was a wonderful friend and she will be missed. Our condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jennie and Tina Alviso

Vicky Hannagan

April 28, 2014

My sympathy goes out to you both. Aunt Josephine will be missed by all, she was such a great person and a better aunt. My prayers and love are with you. Vicky Hannagan

April 28, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to our step-mother Janice and our dad Bob Graves. Also to the family and friends of Josephine.

Jan Graves and family and Dennis Graves and family,

Joe Silva

April 28, 2014

Our sympathy goes out to Barbara and Janice. Your Mother was a wonderful person who will be missed by all. Our prayers are with you. Joey and Fran Silva