In memory of
Carol Ellen Josephs
Carol Ellen (Ellie) Josephs Waite Park Age 70, of Waite Park, a beautiful sister, devoted mother, gifted teacher and joyful friend passed away October 3, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Ellie/Mom/Gogo- generous and loving with full-hearted compassion - will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. Ellen was born in Melrose, MN and spent her girlhood in St. Cloud, in the home her great-grandparents built in the late 1860's. She attended Cathedral High School, where she played in the Drum and Bugle Corps and graduated in 1965. She received a BS in English (1971) and an MA in ESL (1993). She married the love of her life in 1967 and they opened their hearts and home to not only raise their family, but also to offer safe haven for refugees. Ellen began teaching English as a substitute teacher in 1975 and taught ESL at Tech High School, North and Apollo Junior High Schools, retiring by 2007. Preceded in death by her husband and one sister, she is survived by her sister Barbara Milech; sons Cory and Aaron Josephs; daughters-in-law Jennifer and Stacie; niece Nadia Milech; grandchildren Una, Charlie, Ella and Abby; and many family/friends.
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