Obituary: Mary Joyce Ryan

Mary Joyce Ryan passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2015.

She is survived by eight of her own children, two stepchildren, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as her beloved dog, Mitzi.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James J. Ryan, and her daughter Carole.

Mary Joyce was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 22, 1929. She was a real "looker." Mary Joyce participated in beauty contests and was a member of a dance troupe called "The Packetts" in the 1940s.

She moved to Arizona in the mid-70s with her husband, Jim, and their younger children.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and traveling. She spent her last years enjoying the company of her good friends in Kingman and will be missed by many.

Mary Joyce requested no services be held and the family is honoring that wish.