URIZ, Polly Ann (Wall)
June 12, 1928 - Feb. 25, 2013
A native of High Point, North Carolina, and resident of Sacramento for over 60 years, Polly was known best for her loving spirit, endless generosity, and devotion to her family, friends and others. Always ready for running, golfing, bowling, yoga, music and dancing, Polly loved to, travel, cook, and socialize. But most of all she was defined by her love of her family. She is remembered by all for her total and absolute love of life, positive attitude, warmth, beauty, and infectious smile. Polly loved to laugh and lit up every room she entered. She nurtured and fed countless souls without condition. Her light and energy exists in all of us, and we forever cherish our true connection with her. As a member of many clubs and organizations, Polly was most proud of her dedicated service of over 30 years to the Hornet Bookstore at CSUS. Her memory will be cherished by all.
After a courageous and graceful battle with Alzheimers and LBD, Polly peacefully passed away, surrounded by love on February 25, 2013. Polly is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph M. Uriz; parents Dallas and Pearl Wall; brothers and sisters Grant, Joy DeBenedetti, Gay Shelton, Wade, and Jimmy; and nephews Marc and Bob. She is survived by her two daughters Paula and Renee; grandchildren Kelly, Tania, Jacob, and Ariana; great grandchildren Joie, Kelly, Jada, and Amelia; sisters Bobbie Payne and Mary Statham; brothers David and Kay; nieces and nephews Belinda, Georgia, Theresa, Davida, David, Shawn, Jayme, Angie, Lisa, Jill, Monica, Mary, Vicky, Brent, Blaine, Breck, Brannon, Brayton, Wendy, Cynthia, Angela, Brad, Kimi Sue and Dana.
The family celebrates Polly and thanks all of those who cared for her during her final struggle, particularly, her loving and giving daughter Renee and her partner Pat. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at W.F. Gormley & Sons, 2015 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. Family & friends are welcome for visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A celebration of life will follow the services in Granite Bay.
W.F. Gormley and Sons
2016 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95814
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 28, 2013