Anderson, Joyce E.
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71, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on March 13th. She was born on September 19, 1940 in Geneseo, Illinois to Clyde and Katheryn Stafford. Joyce lived in Geneseo, Erie and Cambridge, Illinois before moving to Arizona with her husband Alan Anderson in 1976. Joyce loved the outdoors and spent most of her free time camping, especially with her friends in the Good Sam camping club. She is survived by her sister Janet Corsaro; brother Clyde Stafford Jr.; daughter Katheryn Martinez; sons Howard (Sheryl), Gary (Alison) and James (Dawn) Roos, and Donald Snodgrass. Joyce was a loving mother with 10 grandchildren; Sherry, Katheryn, Stephanie, Kaley, Suzanne, Jasen and Joshua Roos, and Matthew, Robert and David Martinez. Joyce also had 5 great-grandchildren; Joseph Snodgrass, Dalton and Jaydon Cordingley, Divina Michalec and Callie Roos. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Alan B. Anderson in 1996. A memorial service honoring Joyce will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints 1315 South 24th Street Mesa, Arizona 85204 on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:00pm. A final memorial service will be held in Joyce's home town at the First United Methodist Church 302 North State Street Geneseo, Illinois 61254 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:00am. Joyce will be laid to rest with her mother and father immediately following the service at the North Geneseo Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses 43 South Stapley Drive Mesa, Arizona 85204 (480)964-4537. Please pay tribute to Joyce by visiting the family's website, at www.melcherchapelofroses.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 17, 2012