Our beloved Josi Stewart, died Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at the age of 37. She passed away at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood Colorado.
Josi succumbed to a quiet, insidious disease: Depression. She suffered valiantly from the ravages of this physically and mentally debilitating disease since adolescence.
Depression is a crippling disease of the mind that can rob someone of their ability to enjoy the beauty of life.
Josi Stewart was born on July 26th, 1978 in Cuzco, Peru. Abandoned by her birth-mother, adopted by Judy Stewart at the age of 2 ½.
Josi was raised in Littleton Colorado and attended Littleton public schools, she graduated High School and moved to Arizona with her good friend and mentor Paula Benzel.
This was when she began her interest in working with those who suffer mental illnesses and other special needs.
She continued this work when she moved back to Littleton despite her own daily struggle with mental illness.
Josi became a Director of a Drop-in center at CHARG Resource Center and worked at the Rocky Mountain Crisis Line to assist callers in need.
She also recently started working for N.A.M.I. the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
She had a passion for helping those with similar struggles and became a strong advocate for mental illness.
Josi will be remembered as a funny, kind, strong-willed, Independent, beautiful human being.
She was truly one-of-a-kind and will forever be remembered by her remarkable personality.
Her dear friend Janet said, “Josi touched and helped so many people. It’s endless.
And those people helped people and on and on and on.
No one can quantify the effect she had on the world”.
Josi Stewart is survived by her Mother Judy, her Sister Corinne, her Niece’s Jaida and Catalina, her nephew Isaiah and her best friend/companion Ponyo.
She is proceeded in death by Elva Jo and Todd Stewart of Temple TX, and many friends.
Josi’s funeral will be on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at the Three Trees Chapel located at 13416 West Arbor Place, Littleton, CO, 80127.
The viewing will be at 1:30 pm followed by services at 2:30. Please wear bright colors for Josi’s life is to be celebrated!