Our mother, Vivian N. Bejar, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2022 at the age of 85, surrounded by her loving family. A Phoenix native, she was born to parents Frank and Belen Navarro and was the middle of seven children. In 1957, she married Jaime L. Bejar and had four devoted children of her own.
If you knew Vivian, you could always catch her talking to her plants, reading novels, having weekend BBQ’s, and hosting her famous luau parties. She loved being a homemaker; was best known for her holiday baking, sewing, and crocheting. Each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were gifted a homemade crocheted blanket by their Nana/Granny to cherish. She was a beautiful, strong, loving and fierce woman whose legacy will continue to live on for years to come.
Vivian is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Belen Navarro, her husband Jaime L. Bejar and her eldest daughter Cynthia Bejar. She is survived by her devoted children Carolyn Bejar (Tom), Jaime N. Bejar (Christine) and Michael G. Bejar (Lorie), thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, one sister, many nieces and nephews. She will be missed dearly by so many but our memories with her will live on forever.
Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Burial to follow at the VA National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Laura Apodaca Rios
My condolences to you and the family my prayers are with you.
Our condolences to the Bejar family. Tia Vivian will be missed.
Lord thank-you for my dear friends’s Nana V such a precious dear Mother, Sister, Tia, Nana, Cousin, and such a precious friend, her gift of hospitality and that gift of a green thumb brings a smile. Lord Abba Heavenly Father, we offer a sacrifice of praise, thank you Jesus that you understand our grief because the wonderful impact to others of such a wonderful woman of grace and excellence and we hold fast to your comfort, precious time in with her, the memories and the promised resurrection promise we have in you Lord we will be reunited with our loved ones when you return for us. In Jesus Name Amen.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 ESV
We have not seen Vivian and family for a long time, however, we have such great memories of time we spent together when we were children and our parents were young.
Please accept our sympathies on the loss of your precious mother.
Lori Burruel-Homa and Lydia Burruel Johnson
Guerro and Tammie Perez
Losing Vivian is such a Great Loss to our family and everyone else, she was the Matriarch of her family. As a friend, we shared many talks and whether it was her home or another get-together place, she was at the table, we all shared and had many laughs together, this is what I will miss most!
– Guerro is my husband and he Loved Vivian as a mom, he felt so Loved by Vivian and she always welcomed his family at all gatherings. Vivian will be missed by all who Knew and Loved her
ARTHUR F WHIPPLE
I pray that my cousin have the strength and power of God to get thru these sad days. Because now we are left only with memories. I know that Jesus has greeted my Tia with open arms. I know she is with her family that have past. It was celebration in heaven when she was greeted by her mom, dad, uncle Jimmy and Cindy and all her cousins, The day before my own mother passed she called out ‘”Etes tu Papacho”. So I know for fact that our family is there to greet us and welcome us to spend eternity together. I don’t see you guys much but you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Please forgive my absence, I have a nasty cough I did not want to share.