MARICOPA — Joyce Arias, 68, of Maricopa died on May 15, 2020.

Mrs. Arias was born on April 26, 1952, and was a daughter of Luther and Virginia Pitchford. She worked for 18 years at Galveston Elementary School in Chandler as a crossing guard, lunch attendant and doing whatever else needed to be done. She hugged all the kids because she knew they needed it.

She loved cooking, raising her grandkids and watching her shows. She was very kind and loving.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Henry; two daughters, Sylvia and Regina; a son, Enrique; a sister, Carol; three brothers, Larry, Robert and Luther; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ginger Waterman.

Public memorial service from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, with limit of 10 people at a time rotating and face masks recommended. Private Mass.

Angels in Waiting Cremation & Burial in charge of arrangements.

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