Obituary of Joseph Isom
Knowing that my illness is progressing rapidly, I decided to relieve my beloved wife of the hardship of writing my obituary, I submit my own summary of life. I passed away at home in Goldendale on March 16, 2018.
I was born in Osseo, Wisconsin August 23, 1944. My parents and 4 siblings moved to Richland, WA where youngest brother was born. We moved to Yakima in 1959 and I attended Franklin Jr and Davis HS graduating in 1962. I enlisted in the Air Force and served 3 years in England at a Security Service AB. After my enlistment, I worked as area representative for U-Haul. I graduated from Columbia Basin College and attended Eastern Washington University. I worked at Lakeland Village and transferred to Washington State prison system at Geiger Hts, Spokane as counselor. 1980 I worked for Benton County Sheriff's Dept. I eventually returned to Spokane and became the Executive Director of PreVocational Training Center. November 5, 1994 was the best day of my life when Glenda Green accepted me as her husband. We opened our own business in Goldendale (Thumper's Fast Lube) and worked it together as a "ma and pop" team for 11 years until health problems necessitated my retirement. For a few years, I was able to assist my beautiful wife in her new business "Barn Boards and Lace."
I am survived by my beautiful wife Glenda, my daughters JoAnne (Sheridan, WY) April Munyon (Spokane), step daughter Stacie Anderson Oswalt and step son John Damon Anderson, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I am preceded in death by my parents Howard K. and Hazel B. Isom, much cherished sister, Diane and brothers David, Miles, William (Bill) and little brother and life friend Terry. Surviving all of my siblings has resulted in anguish and extreme sadness with regrets of things I should have said and done. Now I will be provided the ultimate opportunity of experiencing the truth only wishing I could share that truth with you.
There will be NO funeral, NO celebration of life. However, I desire that my wonderful wife be comforted by her loving friends. Keep your money and make no donations on my behalf. I shudder at the possibility of any businesses profiting from my demise! Lol