Josephine Margaret Bodourian

January 12, 1935December 7, 2012

Josephine M. Bodourian was born January 12, 1935 in Pittsbugh, PA to Leonard A. Pepper and Josephine Pepper. Jo lived and worked in the Seattle area for over 50 years. She was a cancer survivor and her recent passing was unexpected on Friday December 7. Jo volunteered for Meals on Wheels delivering food through the Senior Center. She worked for many years at the V.A. Hospital as a nurse. She was a member of the YWCA and was a swimmer and enjoyed various fitness activities. She also enjoyed travelling. Jo was preceded in death by her brothers: Anton and Leonard A. Pepper, Jr. She is survived by her sister Rose Kholos (Henry) and her brother Joseph A. Pepper (Carole). She is also survived by her son Greg Bodourian. Josephine was an exceptionally kind and giving woman and will be missed by all who knew her. A viewing will be held at Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. There will be a brief prayer service beginning at 4:00 pm.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012

Josephine Margaret Bodourian

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December 16, 2012

When Joe came into my life it was with sincere friendship. She was a woman of grace and compassion and her smile would light up the room. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. I know everyone will miss her immensely.
Pat (Munson) Hellekson

Nancy Wagner

December 15, 2012

I will miss Jo's cheerfulness and enthusiasm on our walks with Sound Striders, part of the Seattle Parks Dept.Sound Steps program. She always was a great addition when she could come. I wish comfort and peace to her friends and family in her remembrance. Nancy Wagner

December 15, 2012

We loved our Aunt Josie's infectious giggle and sense of humor. We will always remember your courageous journey and endurance for living. We love you Aunt Josie.

Love: Kimi, Steve, Britta and Christa

December 15, 2012

We enjoyed our Aunt Josie's infectious giggle and sense of humor. Your courageous journey and endurance will be forever remembered.

We love you Aunt Josie. Kimi, Steve, Britta and Christa

Kat Uzzelle

December 14, 2012

I know I speak for all of Jo's neighbors, that we will miss her dearly. Her beautiful light shines on as we remember her bright smile, big hugs and warm ways. Kat

Patricia Barber

December 14, 2012

Jo was a good friend from the Y. I loved her enthusiasm and her refusal to ever give up. Even when she was fighting cancer and going for medical care and treatment, she was upbeat and optimistic. We'll all miss her at the Y.

December 13, 2012

Aunt Josie will be missed by all from Warren, PA. Scott A. & Cindy E. Pepper & all the kids.

December 13, 2012

I know your spending Christmas with Jesus, but I will miss you.

Merry Christmas. Love,