Josephine “Jo” O’Mara Harmon

Josephine “Jo” Harmon
Josephine “Jo” Harmon

Josephine “Jo” O’Mara Harmon, 94, received her heavenly crown Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her home in Vega, Texas.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Christ Community Fellowship Church in Vega with Pastor Darren Elliott officiating.

Jo was born on October 14, 1926 in St. John’s, Newfoundland to Peter and Margaret O’Mara. She was welcomed home on Thursday by her parents and nine siblings who preceded her in death. It was said that she was her daddy’s favorite.

Jo moved to Vega in 1972 and made Vega home for herself and her children. Her first job in Vega was at the Roadrunner Drive Inn. She then worked at Krahn’s and after that settled into her job working at the grocery store when it was Gene’s Grocery, then Bob’s Venture Foods, and ended her grocery store career working for Gregg and Lisa Mills.

Jo had such a loving heart and witty humor that will be missed by all that knew and loved her. She loved to crochet and knit and shared those treasures with many people. She loved her kids and all the extras they brought home with them over the years.

Jo loved her home of Newfoundland, but became an American Citizen as soon as she could on June 3, 1958. She loved America and was very proud of her citizenship.

She loved her kids and grandkids and is survived by her sons, David Harmon and wife Louise of Battleground, Washington, Robert Harmon of Amarillo, and Dale Harmon of Amarillo; her daughter, Laurene Harmon of Vega; her grandchildren, Mindy, Alissa and husband Paul, Kristi, Mason, and Luke and wife Callie; her great grandchildren, Ashley, Cacie, Keri, Ella, Brayden, Braelyn, and her precious Turner Ray who is still on the way. She is also survived by her dog “Newfie” who was with her until the end.

The family suggests memorials be to the Vega EMS, P.O. Box 530, Vega, Texas 79092, Milburn Price Culture Museum of Vega, P.O. Box 377, Vega, Texas 79092 or the Children’s Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Road, Lubbock, Texas 79403.

12 Replies to “Josephine “Jo” O’Mara Harmon”

  1. I know Jo is with her savior she will be greatly missed God bless you Lauren for always taking care of her she was my friend God bless you all you are in my prayers

  2. I loved to sit and listen to her stories, especially with that “Irish” accent… so colorful and unique. She was always happy and smiling. She will be missed.

    1. Gerry,
      I’m sure she loved her times sitting and talking with you too.
      So thankful for your kind words,
      Dave Harmon

  3. David,Robert,Dale,Laurene and families-our hearts go out to you.I last spoke to Aunt Jo in January and she still had her sense of humor and sounded great.Dad(Uncle Jack) greatly enjoyed his time down seeing her a few years back-and seeing all of you.She is at peace now.
    Condolenses,John,Maggie & Liam O’Mara

    1. John,
      Thank you for your kind words. Your Aunt Jo loved hearing from you and was “over the moon” with joy when her brother Jack came to visit. I so wish we could have taken her on a trip to St John’s for a visit, but she has been so frail for so many years, we were afraid it would be too much for her. I’m sure the family reunion going on in Heaven right now is one for the ages.
      With heartfelt gratitude,
      Dave Harmon

  4. May you rest in peace, Sis.
    What a great lady, so proud that she was
    part of my life.
    May God Bless and keep the Family
    Donna Phillips

  5. What a treasure Heaven has gained! What a joy for you to see the Savior that you were daily in communion with on behalf of so many of us. I have no doubt you will continue to petition the Throne for our well-being and blessings. It was a privilege to get to know you, and you will be greatly missed.

  6. The reunion that is happening in heaven. Oh what joy.
    The wonders and beauty you will get to SEE.
    Even though your family and friends, her on earth, will miss you. The legacy you left behind of memories and love, will live on.
    Condolences to all the family.

  7. Great memories of a very strong and beautiful woman. Momma Jo will be missed by those who knew and respected her. Forever Blessed and Loved. Rest In Peace, your work is finally done, my sweet lady.
    Love,
    Kerry Orcutt George , Trace, and Lexi

    1. Thank you Kerry,
      For all the love and care you have shown Mom and our family over the years and your treasured friendship.
      With heartfelt gratitude,
      David Harmon

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