Joyce Lorraine Regan, age 74, passed away in Peoria, AZ on Friday, July 16, 2021, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness.
Joyce was born February 10, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to Lambert and Josephine (Melish) Snyders. She was the dear sister to Richard (Carol) Snyders, twin to Janice Skaggs, Bobbie (Joe) Gentile and Laura (Bob) Skala. Joyce attended St. Willibrord Catholic High School in Chicago, IL, where she was active and loved many sports. In addition to being a volleyball standout, she also participated in track and field (high jump and long jump), softball and gymnastics.
Joyce was set up on a blind date, where she met the love of her life, Daniel Regan. Joyce and Dan were married on August 3, 1968. They started their family in Chicago, Illinois and eventually settled in Cedarburg, Wisconsin to raise their four children. After retirement, they moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
Joyce enjoyed being social and spending time with her family and friends. Her heart was always filled with light, beauty and generosity. She loved any type of puzzle or card game and was a champ at bridge and scrabble. She was known to have won a few scratch-off lottery tickets back in the day. She loved dogs, quilting, sewing, baking and was especially fond of gardening and making all things beautiful.
In addition to her husband, Joyce is survived by her children: Jennifer (Jeff) Spielvogel of Southlake, TX, Amy (Todd) Pierce of Madison, WI, Daniel Regan Jr. of Chandler, AZ, and Erin (Vince) Salerno of Goodyear, AZ. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Dylan, Lauren, Hanah, Ryan, Joey and Ava.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Hospice of the West: https://hospicewestaz.com/make_a_donation.php or to your local humane society or Desert Botanical Gardens.