Sherill Ann Josephson, 73, died peacefully Aug. 10, 2009, surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Steamboat Springs. Sherill was born May 14, 1936, in Gary, Ind. She made her home in Joliet, Ill., for the past 24 years.
Sherill was a wonderful soul who loved nature, gardening, and gathering with family and friends.
Sherill is survived by her son Bradley Josephson, his wife, Wendy, and their two children, Erik and Emily, of Joliet; her daughter, Anissa (Josephson) Bessette, of Steamboat, her husband, Scott, and their three children, Morgan, Hailey and Dane.
She also is survived by her sister, Gloria (Petro) Kogut; nieces; nephews; other loving relatives; friends; and her pet dog, Georgie.
In addition to her parents, George and Mildred Petro, she was preceded in death by her son Matthew and two brothers, George (Pete) Petro and Michael Petro. Her family wishes to thank Hospice for the loving supportive care given to Sherill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.