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Friday, December 16, 2022
10:30am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)
Olivia Munoz Fishback was born in Phoenix July 10, 1930 and left her earthly body on November 22, 2022.
She is preceded in death by her parents Gilbert and Delores Munoz, sister Josie (Josephine) Soto, brothers, Gilbert, Thomas (Tommy), Arturo (Art) Munoz, niece Delores (Soto) Ferguson and nephew Eddie Soto.
She is survived by her brother Rudy (Lillian) Munoz and Robert (BoBo) (Ellen) Munoz and Sister-in-law Janet (Kiwi) Munoz. Her nieces Cecilla Oswald and family, Mary Helen Soto and family. She had a very special bond from the time of birth with her Godson Miles Fredwell her great great nephew.
Olivia spent her younger years in Chandler and graduated from Chandler High School in May 1949.
In the early 1950's she moved to California and acquired a position at China Lake Ordinance Station. She worked as a technical LIbrarian. It could be said that she was a pioneer in her field since she was head of the team who switched from the hand written work to computer use. Olivia retired from China LAke in the 1970's and returned to Chandler. She became very involved at her parish St. Mary's and spent many hours on Charity work for St Vincent De Paul. She met her husband Jerry Fishback (a winter visitor from Chicago) while volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul. They were married on the 19th of August 1992 and spent their winters in Sunlakes, Arizona and the summers in Chicago. They spent most of their free time volunteering for St. Vincent De Paul until his death in 2010.
Olivia, at 92, was a very, very independant lady who still live by herself and drove wherever she desired. There are some who considered her an aggresive driver. She devoted her time to St. Vincent De Paul, reading, dinners with the girls every Saturday night and as many luncheons as possible during the week. She loved football and her favorite teams were Notre Dams and the Arizona Cardinals.
Almighty Father, hear our prayers for your daughter Olivia whom you have called from this life to Yourself. Grant her light, happiness and peace. PArdon her sins and give her Eternal Life in your kingdom. We ask this through Christ ou Lord. Amen
A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Chandler, Arizona on the 16th of December 2022. The Rosary will begin at 10:30 A.M. followed by the Mass at 11:00 A.M. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul or to your favorite Charity would be appreciated.