Rebecca Noriega, 43, of Phoenix, went to be with our Lord on December 12, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 2, 1965 in Tulare, California. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, sense of humor, her love of life, and her “can do” attitude. She will be greatly missed, but her family and friends take great comfort in knowing that she had JESUS in her life, and that she is now pain free, and in the arms of the Lord. She is survived by her mother, Lita Marie Sanchez, stepfather, Vicente A. Sanchez; father, Ignacio Noriega, stepmother, Elizabeth Noriega; five children, Anthony, Ashley, Kristina, Vincent, and Neil; one grand-daughter, Isabella; her sister, Lisa Grady; brothers, Danny Noriega and Mark Guerra, and her stepsister best friend Alicia Sanchez. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be held at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5699.