Josephine Ingried Hautala

March 18, 1919December 30, 2018

Josephine (Neilsen) Hautala, 99, of Seattle, WA passed away on December 30, 2018.

She was born at home in Eatonville, WA on March 18, 1919 and considered herself very much a tomboy who loved living out in the country with her mother, father, and younger sister, Helen. Her name was Josephine but most called her Jo and some lovingly called her Joey.

Jo attended the University of Washington in the 1930’s and earned a degree in Physical Education and was an active member of the Newman Club.

She worked at the Boeing Company where she met Elmer Hautala. They were married at the St. Joseph’s Parish Rectory on September 6, 1943. They spent their married life living in South Seattle and building a home together for their family in the Shorewood neighborhood. It was there that Jo dedicated her “career” to being a home-maker and mother for so many more than just her immediate family.

Jo and Elmer were longtime parishioners of St. Bernadette in Burien where they had many dear friends, including Fr. Desmond McMahon whom Jo taught to swim! They celebrated both their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries there and were just months shy of their 70th when Elmer passed away in 2013.

Jo is survived by her daughter, Mary Mummert and her husband, Jack, her sons, John Hautala and his wife, Jennie, and Ray Hautala and his wife Diana; by grandchildren, Jeff, Joanna, Keith, Eric, Stephanie, Laura, and Kellie; and by great-grand-children, Adelaine, Alyssa, Jackson, Simon and 2 great-grand-daughters on the way.

A Rosary will be held at Yarington’s Funeral Home in White Center on Friday, January 18th at 4pm with an hour of reflection beginning at 3pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 19th at 1pm in the Chapel at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery.


18 January

Rosary Service

4:00 pm

Yarington's Funeral Home

10708 16th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, Washington

19 January

Funeral Mass

1:00 pm

The Chapel at Gethsemane Cemetery

37600 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, Washington

19 January

Graveside Service

2:00 pm

Gethsemane Cemetery

37600 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, Washington


Josephine Ingried Hautala

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