Josephine Manning

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM


Josephine Heslop Manning will celebrate her 90th birthday at a family gathering in her honor on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The second of six children, she was born Oct. 9, 1922, to Lottie and Austin Heslop. She was raised in West Weber and played in the Weber High School Band. She graduated from Weber High School in 1940 and later studied nursing at Thomas Dee Memorial Hospital, becoming a registered nurse in 1944.

She married Charles Lanave Manning on July 28, 1945. Their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 26, 1962. They lived 12 years in Rawlins, Wyo., returning to Ogden in 1962. They served in the Philippines Baggio LDS Mission. Charlie died March 10, 1993. In 1994, she served an LDS mission in North Carolina.

She has worked as a nurse or as a nursing home administrator all her life.

Her interests include canning, reading and spending time with her family fishing and camping. Her number one hobby is quilting. She quilts every Monday with the ladies from West Weber. She has made many quilts for family and friends. She enjoys an adventure. For her 80th birthday, she took a job as a nurse in Alaska.

Her children and their spouses are Carol and Preston Whitesides, Joann and Ned Bennett, Scott and Carol Manning, Robert and Crystal Manning, and Norman and Jody Manning. She has 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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