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LOZIER, ROSALIE “SALLY” FRANCES GREFF

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On April 17, 2015 @ 9:13 am In Obituary | 22 Comments

LOZIER,

passed into the loving embrace of the Lord in the early hours of April 15, 2015, at the age of 77. Sally was born in Phoenix, AZ to Raymond Anthony and Mary Frances (Murray) Greff, the fourth of five children. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and siblings Raymond, Elizabeth and James. Sally graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School and became a Registered Nurse after completing the Saint Joseph’s Hospital Nurses Training Program. Sally was a proud Arizona native who played flute in the high school band, loved music and the outdoors, was a devoted friend to many and a devout Catholic. She collected angels, was a crossword aficionado, enjoyed playing cards, and had a passion for flowers and songbirds, which richly populated her back yard. Together with her former spouse Donald D. Lozier, Sally brought seven children into the world; Jodi Lynn Lozier Von Reinhart (Walter) and sons Donald Raymond (Cheryl), Robert David (Susan), Fredrick Joseph (Karen), Brian Patrick (Christi), Kevin James and Daniel Scott. She is survived by her dear sister Mary Margaret Given (Edmund), her seven children, 17 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and countless cousins, nieces and nephews that were so dear to her. Known to her immediate family as “Gramma Sally,” her highest calling was loving mother and grandmother to her adoring family, their spouses, partners and friends. Sally treated everyone who entered her life as one of her own and the love, comfort and strength she provided for so many will be paid forward by all who loved and cherished her. A visitation and Rosary will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. A celebration of life Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22 2015 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix, followed immediately by a procession to St. Francis Catholic Cemetery for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Rosalie Lozier to Catholic Charities Community Services Arizona, 4747 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013.


Condolences for the family of “LOZIER, ROSALIE “SALLY” FRANCES GREFF”

Condolence from C.J & Charli Jenkins on April 17th, 2015 12:19 pm

This is a time for celebration, your Mom is with her “Father” and what a joyous time, She is at peace. Please know we love you all and our prayers are with you each day.

Always a friend
Momma “J”

Condolence from Bob Lozier and family on April 17th, 2015 2:04 pm

To all of the friends and extended family who knew and loved our mother during her 77 years on this planet, our family is eternally grateful for enriching all of our lives. Mom faced some devastating physical challenges in her life and exhibited strength and grace beyond imagine. She is now healed, rested and renewed in the presence of the Lord and her gentle spirit will guide us as we work through the grief and pain of the current moment. May we all be blessed with the peace and comfort. Gob bless, Bob

Condolence from Teresa Mungarro on April 17th, 2015 3:51 pm

Sally recuerdo la primera vez que te conoci nunca pense lo mucho que te iva a querer .fuiste como mi madre ..sonreimos lloramos nos gozamos ..sugri cuando vi tu enfermedad avanzando .desee en mi corazon cambiar con una varita magica por gozo… siempre viviras en mi corazon y te vere en el cielo…se que estas en un lugar precioso y especial ..Te extranare mucho mi linda Madrecita.

Condolence from Ianthe & Anthony on April 17th, 2015 3:57 pm

We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Xo

Condolence from CHRISTINA VASKO on April 17th, 2015 5:46 pm

I’m sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this rough time.

With love, The Vasko family

Condolence from Patricia Marino on April 17th, 2015 6:35 pm

My dearest Aunt Sally. My heart aches in thought of your passing. I will forever cherish all the love and comfort you gave me from a little girl to my adulthood. Especially during the years since the passing of my beautiful mother Your words and the sound of your voice when you would say “I love you” will forever be something I will cherish. Soar like the angel you are straight into the arms of Jesus and your loving family in heaven.
You have such a beautiful family who loves forever.My love to my sweet cousin and thier families. I am sorry for the heartache you are going through. Their love and dedication to each other is a beautiful thing.

Condolence from Eric Taylor on April 17th, 2015 7:55 pm

Lozier family We are very sorry for your loss our hearts are with you ! The Taylor Family

Condolence from KJ on April 17th, 2015 11:19 pm

Grateful for our big and loud family, in going through this together…missing Mom!

Condolence from Joanne Franks on April 18th, 2015 4:46 am

Kevin and family – So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman. May all the memories bring smiles and laughs again in time. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Martha Richardson on April 18th, 2015 5:02 am

My love and prayers…Martha

Condolence from Tina Dyroff-Heagney on April 18th, 2015 10:12 am

My love and prayers go out to the entire Lozier family. She will be forever in my heart, she was like a second “Mom” to me when I was in High School. I loved her beautiful smile and the love and kindness that always exuded from her. Her memory will always live on, in each and every heart and soul she has touched. ….

Condolence from Velora :Red” Ferris on April 18th, 2015 12:50 pm

Sally was always one of the loving and caring persons I have ever known. It was an honor to be her friend. All the hours we spent laughing and playing cards at the cabin will always be some of my favorite memories. May you finally rest comfortably in the arms of Lord.

Condolence from Dominic M Marino Jr. on April 18th, 2015 2:49 pm

Aunt Sally is dearly loved and greatly missed. She will always hlod a special place in my heart. She is a great spirit and Jesus had welcomed her with srmd wide open. She can live in her perfected state in heaven with the Lord.
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Condolence from Brenda (Thomas) Croy-Young on April 18th, 2015 2:57 pm

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Lozier family. My mother valued her friendship with Sally and considered her a dear friend. Growing up and running the neighborhood with the Lozier kids, I always knew I had a back up mom in the area if I needed her. Prayers and hugs,

Billie, Brenda, Michele, Wade and Danny Thomas

Condolence from jeanne on April 18th, 2015 3:16 pm

No more suffering my dear friend . Now you are with the angels you loved so much. RIP sally. You will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Carolyn (Greff) Godwin on April 19th, 2015 7:42 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Sally. I wish I could be there to say good bye & how much I loved her.
It would be a blessing to see so much of my family again too. Please just remember the good times & take comfort in knowing she didn’t suffer. My love & prayers are with you all, Carolyn

Condolence from Rosie Daley on April 20th, 2015 8:10 am

Bob, may God bless your family now and always. I will say a prayer for you today. Take care.

Condolence from Lorrie and Andrew DeOrio on April 20th, 2015 1:45 pm

Andrew and I were sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Andrew and Lorrie DeOrio

Condolence from Sam and Marilyn Burkhardt on April 20th, 2015 4:29 pm

Such wonderful memories of our kids going through school together and enjoying the Family Retreats. Rest in Peace Dear Sally. Our thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family. From the Burkhardts to the Loziers, sending much love.

Condolence from Debbie Greff Carter on April 21st, 2015 8:36 am

I was so very sorry to hear about Aunt Sally’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her and all of the family. She will be missed! All of my love to you and yours.

Condolence from Mary Marino on April 21st, 2015 10:47 am

My sweet Aunt Sally
Words cannot express how much I will miss you! I will be eternally grateful for the memory of you being with me during the birth/death of my son Anthony and how you were there when he was born and held him when I was too sick too. How you baptized him for me and was my support when I finally was able to say my hello and goodbye to him I will miss our talks our tears our laughter but I know in my heart you were welcomed to heaven with Grandma Grandpa mom uncle Ray uncle Jimmy and my baby Anthony. Send my love to everyone enjoy your wings and fly on you are free!! I love you to the Moon and Back! MaryBeth

Condolence from Renee Diaz on April 22nd, 2015 8:31 am

Bob and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She sounded like a wonderful lady who brought joy and happiness to the many lives she touched. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.. Take care Boss!

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