February 15, 1911 ~ December 8, 2005
Arias, Josephine a 94 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2005 in Torrance. Born in Downey, CA, Josephine was 94 when she died. Josephine worked for Spring Manor Retirement home for 31 years as a cook, enjoyed her family and family gatherings. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters, Jesse Arias, of Lake Isabella, CA, Yvonne Purkey of Torrance, CA, Geraldine Pura of Chula Vista, CA, and Stephen Arias of Palm Desert, CA. Also survived by 14 Grandchildren: Carl Purkey, Thomas Purkey, Michael Purkey & Ronald Purkey, Carole Arias (Jeter), Jesse Arias, Marilyn Arias (Finch), Jared Arias, Elaine Arias (Resendez), David Arias, Daniel Pura, Bradley Pura, Michael Pura, Lisa Pura (French); 17 Great Grandchildren: Michelle & Matthew Jeter, Lena & Ciji Arias, April Finch, Lesley & Jesse Arias, Bonnie & Daniel Resendez, David & Melinda Arias, Jerry Purkey, Sean Purkey, Matthew & Jessica Purkey, Danielle Pura, Samantha Pura and 22 Great Great Grandchildren: Tony, Andria, Tyler, Madison, Michael, Bradley, Sarah, Brandon, Brooklyn, Jared, Adryanna, Viviana, Alexi, Jordan and Jessie, LeLani, Benny, Tyler, Crystal, Randy, Jevin, & Matthew Jr. Preceded in death by Mother, Maria Monriquez and Father, Tomas Vargas. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Salias R. Arias & a great grandson, Nicholas R. Arias. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, December 15, 2005 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. The Service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.
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