Joyce <I>Staples</I> Arend

Joyce Staples Arend

Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Oct 2017 (aged 63)
Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Hurricane, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 184199690 · View Source
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Joyce was happily married to Rodney Lloyd Richins who died very young. She met and married Robert Arend her 2nd spouse and they were happily married for a long time til she suddenly died in their home in Kanaraville, Iron, Utah after a long illness.
Joyce Staples Arend
December 20, 1953 - October 10, 2017

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Born: December 20, 1953
Death: October 10, 2017
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Our Mother, Grandmother, Wife, sister and friend Joyce Arend passed from this life peacefully on the morning of October 10, 2017.

Joyce Staples Arend was born December 20, 1953 to Meridean and DeVere Staples in Fillmore Utah. Joyce spent her youth in Las Vegas Nevada and enjoyed singing in the Madrigals Choir at Western High School.

Joyce met Rodney Lloyd Richins at Southern Utah State College (Now SUU) while she was having car problems. They were married on September 15, 1972 in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple. Joyce spent most of her marriage to Rodney enjoying and raising her young family until Rodney became ill and passed away October 30, 1986. Joyce started working jobs here and there to make ends meet after Rodney’s death and in 1991 started her career with Wal-Mart when they opened a store in Cedar City. It was at Wal-Mart where she met her next love Robert Arend. Bob and Joyce were married February 5, 1994 in Cedar City Utah and spent almost 24 years in love.

Bob and Joyce enjoyed traveling together and spending time with each other. Joyce’s Favorite trip was to South Korea in 2010 where she and Bob were treated like royalty due to Bobs service in the Korean War. In 1998 Joyce was trained and certified as an EMT with Iron County Ambulance where she and Bob served their community of Kanarraville faithfully for 10 years. Joyce loved her children and grandchildren with all of her heart and loved when they came to visit so she could spoil them.

Joyce struggled with many medical problems throughout her life and especially the last few years.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Rodney Richins, Parents Meridean and DeVere Staples, Brothers Jeffery and Kevin Staples and stepson Grant Arend Sr. She is survived by Robert (Bob) Arend, her fur baby Leila, Son Michael Richins, Daughter Shannon Richins Davis (James), Son Jody Richins (Kayleen), grandchildren Lyric, Maddux, Rayell, Rodney, Sage and Brynlee, Step Children Diane, Craig, Keith and Gary Arend and Step Grandchildren Ricky, Christine, Grant Jr., Melena, and Caitlyn Arend and Great Grandaughter Maggie Arend.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City, Utah). A viewing will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 pm. Then again on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm prior to the service at the Mortuary. Interment will be in the Hurricane City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

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Saturday October 14, 2017, 1:00 PM at Southern Utah Mortuary
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  • Created by: peggy thornton
  • Added: 11 Oct 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 184199690
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joyce Staples Arend (20 Dec 1953–10 Oct 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 184199690, citing Hurricane City Cemetery, Hurricane, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by peggy thornton (contributor 47079562) .