Josephine V. (Castro) Cuevas, 87, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Kavanagh on 56th Hospice Home. A Memorial Mass will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at the St. Ambrose Cathedral Chapel in Des Moines at 10:00 am.
Josephine was born on March 13, 1929 in Des Moines, and spent her entire life in the area. She loved to go on walks, watch over her grandchildren and spend time with family. She also enjoyed going out for Mexican food at the Old West restaurant. When asked, her family described her as stubborn, sassy, strong, but with a huge heart full of love. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Josephine is survived by her daughter Anita Matherly of Des Moines, a son, Richard (Kathy) Castro of Arizona, five grandchildren, Rocky & Ryley Matherly, Robie (Montell) Palmer, Ryan & Ben Perry. Five great grandchildren, Makayla Conner, Jasmine Matherly, Montell Palmer, Jr, Jonna Matherly and Brooklyn Firestone.