Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend, Grandmother\n\nCollie Norma Defa Josie, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home and returned to her loving husband on June 10, 2022 after 8+ years of battling Dementia. She was born on May 4, 1939 to Andrew and Calista Defa in Duchesne County, Utah and grew up in Tabiona, Utah. Although West Jordan, Utah became her residence for majority of her adult life, Tabiona was always “home” and she loved going back to visit family and friends as often as she could. She married her childhood sweetheart, Lane Josie, on May 9, 1958 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.\n \nGrowing up in Tabiona, and the youngest of 6 children, Collie was tough as nails. She was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She attended Tabiona High School where she was a member of the dance and cheerleading team. She also won the title of “Miss Duchesne County.”\n\nCollie thrived on being a homemaker and proudly raising her 4 children. She was an excellent cook and made homemade meals almost every day, but wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to eat at a buffet. She loved a good bargain and could shop until she dropped, and although she could shop anywhere she wanted, she preferred to shop at dollar stores. She was an active member of the LDS church and fulfilled all of her callings with a full, loving heart.\n \nCollie and Lane were known as Grandma and Grandpa Josie to more than just their own grandchildren, and accepted their grandkids friends as their own. Collie was incredibly proud of all her grandkids and loved supporting them in all their activities and accomplishments over the years. She was a proud fan of the Utah Jazz and she and Lane had front row seats for many years where they enjoyed hundreds of games together. Collie was never afraid to yell and get in players faces either- she was a spitfire! She also enjoyed traveling to see the world with her loved ones as often as possible. She will be remembered for her tough and loving personality, her generosity, and her ability to always bring the fun (and even sometimes the shock-and-awe factor) wherever she went. \n\nThe family would like to thank Dr. Roy Gandolfi for being her long-term healthcare provider and the love, care, and respect he showed to their mother and grandmother during the last years of her life. \n\nShe is survived by her sons, Kelly (Teri), Joe (Tara); daughters, Monica (Kyle) Aston, Andrea (Dale) Ashton; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren (with 2 more on the way); and brothers, Murray (Marvel) Defa, Basil Defa. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother Alva Defa; sisters, Gladys Colvin, Ruby Roberts; grandson Isaac; and great-grandson Kristian. \n\nFuneral services will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:30am at the West Jordan LDS Church, 2700 W. 7171 S. A viewing will be held earlier that same day from 9:30am to 11:15am at the same location. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.