Joyce Ada Maylen

Joyce Ada Maylen, a resident of Safford, passed into the eternities early Sunday morning, January 24, 2021, at her residence, with her children at her side. Joyce was 91.

Joyce leaves behind: her daughters, Mindy Wilson (Norman) and Melissa Sherman (Ed); her grandchildren, Angela Naylor (Troy), Natasha Camp (Tony), Ezra Sherman (Lindsey), Mariah Hile, Megan Stuff (Eric), Jordan Ornelas (Phillip), Morgan Maylen, and Raegan Maylen; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by: her beloved husband, Lee, her son, Kirt, her parents, Clarence and Dorothy Goodman, her best friend and twin sister, Joan Goodman Talley Green; two brothers, Barry and Tony Goodman; and her grandson, Matthew Sherman.

A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be conducted Saturday morning, February 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the New Life City Church by Dr. Phillip Tutor.

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Arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.