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Victoria Joyce Arnold Gonzalez

March 25, 1953 — November 17, 2023

Redwood Valley

Victoria Joyce Arnold Gonzalez

 

Victoria Joyce Arnold Gonzalez was born March 25, 1953 in Lakeport, CA. She was a descendant of Scotts Valley, Hopland, Redwood Valley and Laytonville tribes. Joyce passed away surrounded by family and friends on November 17, 2023. She was a graduate of Stewart Indian High School and a lifelong resident of Mendocino County.

Joyce was proud of her basketmaking and a strong believer in her Pomo cultural ways. She enjoyed being with family and friends, camping and spending time at the casino. She will be remembered for her strength, having love for her family and no being afraid to do the right thing.

Joyce lived in Redwood Valley with her lifelong partner Ruben Peridia where she raised her sons Jesse (Dodies), Miguel Gonzalez and Joseph Peridia. She is also survived by her mother Merlene Ray Besoni, sister Mary Jane Arnold, grandchildren Merlene, Jesse III, Isaac and Victor Gonzalez, Dakota Perez, Miguel Jr, Caprice, Emonie, Kalise Rabano and Arianna Peridia along with numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. She was preceded in death by her dad Walter Arnold, brothers Victor, Bill (William), Ronnie, Raymond and Dewayne Arnold, sisters Louella (Arnold) Elliott and Donna Mae Myers, grandmothers Bessie Augustine Ray and Hazel Elliott and grandfathers Louis Arnold and Gene Ray.

Wake services will begin on Friday, November 24th at 12 noon through Sunday, November 26th at Coyote Valley Gym located at 7701 N. State St in Redwood Valley with services beginning at 5 pm on Sunday. Funeral services will be Monday, November 27th at 11am at Coyote Valley Gym followed by graveside services at 2:30pm at Ukiah Cemetery located at 940 Low Gap Road in Ukiah, CA.

 

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