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Joyce Evelyn (Rose) Williams

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Joyce Evelyn Williams (née Rose)

Phoenix - Joyce Evelyn Williams (née Rose), age 83, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on February 3, 2018 after a brief battle with pneumonia.

A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joyce relocated to Phoenix in the early 1960s, where, with her husband Don, she raised three children and numerous cats while working full-time and earning her college degree. She retired as a systems analyst, spending a good deal of her newfound free time at the Phoenix Zoo.

A lifelong extremely talented seamstress, Joyce produced masses of clothing for Back-to-School clothing drives and later in life took up quilting, with spectacular results. Some of her quilts were donated to the Arizona Humane Society as raffle prizes.

Joyce is survived by daughters Lisa, Jennifer (Christian Wilson), and Melissa, her sister Janet Rose, cats Rufus, Maggie, William, Cosmo, Bogie, and Beau, and Brutus the tortoise. She was predeceased by her husband, Don Alan Williams.

A service will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 1:00 pm at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 Grand Ave, El Mirage, AZ 85335.

Memorial donations can be made to the Arizona Humane Society, the Phoenix Zoo, and the Stitches of Love Back-to-School Clothing Drive (
Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2018
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