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Joyce Christine Mothershed

b. December 8, 1948

Phoenix, Arizona

Joyce Christine Mothershed

Today, we find ourselves enveloped in a profound sense of loss, as we bid farewell to a truly remarkable soul. In this world, there exist two kinds of individuals: those who have had the privilege of knowing and loving Joyce, and those who, unfortunately, never had the chance to meet her. To know Joyce was to love her, and to love her was a gift of immeasurable value.

Joyce wasn't just a beautiful presence in the physical sense; she was a beacon of light and love, illuminating the lives of everyone around her. A gifted model, her grace and beauty were undeniable, but it was her warmth, her kindness, and her boundless compassion that truly set her apart.

Her passion for the arts was not just a hobby, but a way of life. Joyce's journey through the world of theatre began with her academic pursuits at Antioch University, where she not only earned a BA in Theatre but also left a lasting legacy through her tireless work as an Alumni Project Associate. Her dedication to fostering a vibrant, supportive community for fellow artists was a testament to her generous spirit.

Joyce's adventurous soul led her to explore the farthest corners of the globe, each journey enriching her understanding of the world and deepening her appreciation for the beauty in the her travels, as always returning to her cherished roles with family and friends. She was born on December 8th, 1948 to her  parents Caldwell Mothershed and Elizabeth Louise Mothershed(Jagow). Survived by her sisters Elizabeth Anne Berg(Mothershed), Phyllis Snowden(Mothershed) *. Daughter Paije and Loki Dolza; Christina and granddaughter, Kylee Hodil.  Paul and Sarah Dolza; Letha , Regina and Cora Dolza. Many wonderful friends and family she loved and brightened many of our days. She was very supportive and kind.  March 25th, 2024 she passed away at Banner(U of A ; Good Samaritan . When she was born there it was called McDowell Hospital. 

As we come together to honor Joyce's memory, we are reminded of the incredible impact she had on all of us. Her legacy is one of love, laughter, and the relentless pursuit of passion. Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will forever dance in the light of the memories she's left behind.

In this moment of sorrow, we reach out to you, our community of friends, family, and kindred spirits, to join us in celebrating Joyce's extraordinary life. Your support, whether through kind words, shared memories, or contributions to her memorial fund, will help ensure that her legacy continues to inspire and touch lives, just as she always did.

Together, let us honor Joyce, a beautiful soul whose brightness will never fade. We can reach for the stars, at least,  bask in their light. 

"I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot-prints,
And the wind will blow away the foam.
But the sea and the shore will remain
Forever". .. : Sand and Foam
by Kahlil Gibran

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there, I did not die!
: Hopi Prayer
Thank you for your time! Have a blessed day!
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