Shirley Faye Diwan Hoffman, 71, a lifetime resident of Arizona, died Monday, April 6, 2015 in Phoenix. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 graveside at the Wellton Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the UMOM New Day Centers (
) for homeless families.Shirley F. Diwan Hoffman was born on August 22, 1943 in Casa Grande, AZ to Herman and Ruby Diwan, cotton farmers in the Casa Grande area. She attended school in Casa Grande and graduated from Casa Grande high school in 1963. She married Joseph L. Hoffman in 1963 and lived in Tucson as her husband studied at the University of Arizona. Shirley and Joe moved to Roll, AZ in 1969 to build a business in agriculture. Shirley actively farmed with her husband Joe until his passing in 2002.In her later years, Shirley moved to Phoenix to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. Shirley was an active part of the Yuma Cotton Wives, and was a founding board member of the Yuma Ballet Theater. She sat on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center, serving as the Chairperson from 1996-1998.Shirley also volunteered in the local schools and the Tractor Rodeo. Shirley loved to read a good mystery, travel, deep sea fish, bake, and spend time at her cabin in Pinetop. Shirley was a loving and devoted mother to her two girls, spending countless hours driving between Roll and Yuma for a variety of activities. In her final few years, she took great pleasure in decorating her home for each holiday to delight her grandchildren.Shirley is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Wright (David) of Gilbert and Karen Snyder (Todd) of Phoenix; her brother, Fred Diwan (Eleanor) of Coolidge; grandchildren, Jessica Wright, Gabriel Wright, Joseph Snyder, and Camille Snyder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; and her parents.