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Maria Arriaza

Surrounded by her family, Maria Arriaza went to be with her Lord on March 9, 2018.  Born on May 18, 1929 in Quillem, Chile to Franz and Emma Schubert, Maria married Raul Arriaza in 1950.  Together with their two sons, they moved to the United States from Santiago, Chile in 1972.  Maria worked as a homemaker and was self-employed. 

Maria is survived by her sister, Elsa Schubert; her sons, Andres, his wife Karen; and Daniel Arriaza; three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, five nephews and four nieces.  Maria is preceded in death by her husband, Raul Arriaza; parents, Franz and Emma Schubert; and her brothers, Martin, Ernesto, Bernardo. 

She loved spending time with family and friends, flowers, bird watching and gardening. She enjoyed cooking for those around her and no one left hungry. With her unassuming nature, she never forced her opinion, but rather found opportunities to provide prayerful guidance. She gave without expectations and made such a difference in our lives. You are sorely missed. 

Graveside service will be held 10:00am on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Bluff Cemetery in Springdale. A reception will follow afterwards at noon.  Pastor Tommy Gautier will officiate the service.  To sign the online guest book please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com. 

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We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Maria Arriaza. We have known her for the past 45 years. She was a dearest friend and we enjoyed visiting with her. With all of our love. Dearest Maria, rest in peace.

Frank and Magdalena Tainter Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was ordered on March 15, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

A Tradition and Splendor was sent on March 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad day. The Bindon Family.

Expression of Sympathy Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was ordered on March 15, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear that there is no more Maria. I have known her for many years as a wonderful person, gracious hostess and friend. My deepest sympathy to her sons (one I have met) and her sister whom I have also met once. We have enjoyed many meetings at her beautiful house, mostly delicious food prepared by her. And I appreciated the conversations with her while watching her garden with the birdfeeders. I regret that I have not seen her lately because of my health problems. Rest in peace, dear Maria!
Hedy Hickerson,

Hedy Hickerson Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM