Elner Josephine Brandon, born August 24, 1924; passed away quietly in her home on December 26, 2023 following a head injury received from a fall in her home six days prior.
She was born in Twin Falls, ID; and met her future husband, Raymond L Brandon (then residing in Buhl, ID) at high school dances and inter scholastic baseball games. Raymond enlisted in the Navy December 17, 1940 during his senior year of high school before the Pearl Harbor attack.
After high school she moved to Seattle, WA where she worked in a converted machine shop making munitions casings for the WWII war effort. She married Raymond on January 11, 1943 after traveling from Seattle to New York City to meet him there on shore leave. As her train arrived in the station, he was standing at the base of the stairs of the very train car she had occupied. He had been traveling all afternoon back and forth between Grand Central Station and Penn Station, not know for certain at which one she would arrive.
Josephine worked for Ogden City Schools Lunch Program as a cook for a short time in the 1960’s and the remainder of her life as a mother and homemaker.
She was an active member of Queen Esther Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years and a member of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Ogden.
Josephine is survived by a daughter, Shirley R Olsen; son, Paul G Brandon; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren; and half-brothers, Junior Meyers of Twin Falls, ID, and Russell (Judy) Meyers of Salome, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents, Elmer and Grace Atnip; stepfather, Victor Meyers; two brothers, Robert Atnip and Harold Atnip; and sister, Evelyn Atnip Garcia.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 880 28th Street.
Services entrusted to Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary.