Josephine Pearl Fitch-Luft

By March 25, 2011

Nov. 17, 1919 — March 19, 2011

Josephine Pearl Fitch-Luft (Tincher) entered into rest on March 19, 2011, in Sacramento. She was 91 years, 4 months old.

Born November 17, 1919 in Mitchell (Spice Valley), Ind., she graduated from Huron, Ind., High School, in 1938. She was a resident of Elk Grove for the last 6 1/2 years and Davis for 60 years. Jo worked as a telephone operator for UCD in the Telecommunications Department and was a 50 year member of the Quarter Century Club.

She was a joiner; “If you belong to something you should hang in there,” and hang in she did. Past Worthy Matron of Golden Valley Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and member for over 73 years; Past Nobel Grand of Davis chapter of the Rebekahs and member for over 50 years; Past president of the Davis chapter of VFW women’s auxiliary, Tremont Mite Society 35 year member, Davis Library Club, Davis Senior Center, and Davis Community Church and Circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Riley and Eva Mae (Wease) Tincher; seven sisters; nine brothers; husbands Thurston (Babe) Fitch (36 years) and L. Mike Luft (17yrs); and Infant daughter Mary Eva.

She is survived by sisters MaryAlice (Val) Siri of Reno and Norma (Don) Hanson of Redding; brother John Tincher of Orleans, Ind.;
Son Bill (Patty) Fitch of Elk Grove; daughter Judy (Tim) Holt of Watsonville; stepsons Bob and John Luft; grandchildren Will (Lindsay) Fitch, Joshua Dickel, Jettzen Dickel (fiancé Lindsay), Aleana (Jason) Fechner, Jacy (Sarah) Dickel, Bryan (Laura) Fitch, and Alissa Holt; great-grandchildren Ann, Jayden, Ashton, Jaycob, Jordan, Carter, Janeah, Addisyn, Jaysen and Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and close friends.

Services will begin at noon Tuesday, March 29, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis. Private family viewing and burial will be at Davis Cemetery, Pole Line Road and Eighth Street in Davis.

Jo will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. The family requests remembrances in Jo’s name to be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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