Josephine Weatherton Messer
Josephine Weatherton Messer, a 27 year resident of Austin, TX died there on
March 22, 2004. She was born in Stuttgart, AR on February 13, 1914 to Joseph
Bernard and Caroline May Moore Weatherton.
She grew up in Little Rock, and graduated from Little Rock Central High School
in 1931, attended Little Rock Jr. College, Carson Newman College (TN), and
Portland State College (OR). She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church
and a member of Thankful Hubbard Chapter, DAR, of Austin. In following her
husband's career as a mining engineer, Mrs. Messer lived in Bauxite, AR;
Hillsboro, OR; San Francisco, CA and Butte, MT prior to Austin.
Mrs. Messer was preceeded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ernest Messer and
by a daughter, Elizabeth Ossorio. She is survived by a sister, Carolyn
Weatherton of Austin; a son, Paul Messer of Laguna Woods, CA, daughters, Martha
Barker of Boerne, TX, and Mary Messer of Austin; and by six grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews.
Private burial arrangements at Roselawn Memorial Park are by Ruebel Funeral