Sirrka Kaarina Juvonen
Sirrka Kaarina Juvonen
  • April 2, 1931 - September 24, 2017
  • Arizona

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Sirkka Kaarina Juvonen passed away September 24, 2017 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 86. She was born April 2, 1931 in Uukuniemi, Finland to Eino and Alveena [Valtonen] Vilska. Sirkka was married to Olli Juvonen on October 5, 1952 in Finland. Sirkka and Olli then moved to Canada, where they started their family and then to Chicago, IL, where they raised five daughters, Mary, Leila, Lisa, Nancy and Diana; they would eventually retire to Mesa, AZ in 1980. Sirkka was preceded in death in 2005 by her beloved husband, Olli and then in 2015, her oldest daughter, Mary Juvonen. She is survived by her daughters, Leila Fahlgren, Lisa (Joe)Brooks, Nancy (Douglas) Carroll, and Diana (Brett) Holliday; her two sisters, Irma and Ingre Vilska, who still live in Finland; ten grandchildren, Nicholas and Michelle Fahlgren, Michael, Allyson and Mark Brooks, Rose (Eduardo) Calicoy, Ariel (Ben) Frias and Amy Carroll, and Mikaela and Dillon Holliday, as well as her great grandchildren, Christian and Isaac Calicoy. A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd in Mesa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to: Hospice of Arizona 19820 North Seventh Avenue; Ste. 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85027