Sarafina Joan Russell, 81, of Phoenix, Arizona, born April 8, 1937, passed away November 30, 2018. Joan was a loving wife, married 62 years to Jim Russell, who passed October 18th of this year. She was a devoted daughter and caregiver to her parents and family members and loved her sons and granddaughters very much. She had a special place in her heart for all the dogs in her life. Joan was a stay at home mom until her boys were in high school when she went to work as an Arizona State Auditor. Known for her fantastic cooking, she also enjoyed, camping, crafting and designing flower arrangements.
Joan is survived by sons Randy and Gary; and granddaughters Melaney and Charitye.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at New Life Community Church, 8155 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381.
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