Ms. Arias was born Oct. 14, 1958, in French Camp and lived in Tracy before moving to Ceres seven years ago. She survived a gunshot wound to the head 34 years before her death that left her partially disabled.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie McNab, and her husband, Thomas, and Angelina Vargas, and her husband, Carlos, all of Ceres; her mother, Alexandria I. Jara of La Grange; four siblings, Stella Hernandez of Manteca, Isaac Arias of San Francisco, Felix Arias of Tracy and Sylvia Arias of Stockton; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Her father, Benjamin Arias Jr., preceded her in death.
A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Visitation will be observed at the mortuary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same day.