Josephine Van Ausdal Farwell Button
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 1, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Coco Solo, US Canal Zone, Panama
  • Date of passing: Dec 21, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Josephine be with us forever

Josephine Van Ausdal Farwell Button, born Nov 1, 1950, Coco Solo, US Canal Zone, Panama.

Her first name came from her baby doctor's wife's name. She was the youngest of the 5 Farwell children, born to Charles & Emilie.

She passed away at home in the early evening of Dec 21, 2015

Survivors include her husband, Ric; sons: Scott and Brad; Scott's wife Stacie; brothers: Brad and his wife Meris, Bob and his wife Linda, and Ric; grandchildren: Nolan and Remey; Ric's brother, Morgan and wife Marian; and a bunch of inlaws, outlaws, and friends.

Josie's wishes not to have a viewing nor service are being honored. Josie's cremated remains will be placed at a beach in Ft. Lauderdale, where she & her boyfriend would have picnics over 46 years ago; which, again, was her wish....

Josie may be kindly remembered at and on Facebook at

An audio visual memorial for Josie can be found at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jim Byrnes on 8th February 2016

"Remembering Josie  

I first met Josie when she and Ric were dating, some 45 years ago.  So she went from being my friend's girlfriend to my friend's wife to, I hope, my friend.  We didn't talk much, though.  I think we didn't have a lot in common beyond Ric and were both, maybe, too shy.  But she was kind and good to me and I grew to love her.  I guess I never realized how much.  So it goes.  I miss her, and probably always will."

This tribute was added by Bob Farwell on 30th December 2015

Josie is always in our hearts and prayers. Your love for each other always brings a smile to our hearts. Our deepest sympathy, and hope for you and your family. May Josie's boundless love sustain us all."

This tribute was added by Liliana Duarte on 30th December 2015

"Love, hugs and kisses were always our hellos and goodbyes from the hotel! Pretty much every month...Josie we'll miss you but we'll be remember for all the love you give us!"

This tribute was added by Bob Deforest on 30th December 2015

"Although I didnt know or ever met Josie no greater tribute could be than Rick deep love for her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob DeForest"

This tribute was added by Philip Haught on 28th December 2015


I remember out brief lunch visit when you and Josie were in town, many years ago.  I remember it was a delightful experience and I am happy to have that memory of the two of you together.  I pray that our Lord has opened his doors to Josie's eternal peace.

Take care my friend, and Josie, God Bless and keep you.

With deepest sympathies but with boundless hope and faith."

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 28th December 2015

"R.I.P. Josie"

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