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Fri, Aug. 07

Obituary: Joyce Ann McNamara

Joyce Ann McNamara (Freiheit), long time resident of Arizona, passed away in her home on June 14, 2007 from lung cancer. Her daughters, Margaret and Kelly were at her side.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Arthur Freiheit and Mable Roe. She was born July 6, 1933 and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated Kelly High School. She was married to the late James McNamara for 11 years until his sudden death. Joyce was the mother of six and grandmother of 13, great grandmother of three.

She was musically inclined; loved to sing, self taught to play the piano, banjo, auto-harp and ukulele. She spent her life giving to others by visiting nursing homes, hospitals, schools, friends and family sharing her talents of song, music and laughter. Joyce was a very joyful, compassionate and merciful human being, a friend to everyone and pen pal to many. She was known for her wearing of hats. Her faith in God was unshakable. She was one of God's earthly apostles. Her motto was "Let God, Let God."

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury St., Prescott, Arizona. Joyce donated her body to Science Care of Phoenix, Arizona; giving in death as she did in life. Masses appreciated.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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