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Phyllis Jane Cintas

04/15/1945 - 05/11/2024

Phyllis Jane Cintas, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, peacefully passed away on May 11th, 2024, in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 79. Phyllis was born on April 15th, 1945, in Vallejo, CA, to the late Fred H Boyan and Jane F Boyan. She was reunited in heaven with her parents, as well as her sister Barbara, and her faithful dog Boogie.

Phyllis is survived by her devoted children Robert and Jeffrey, whom she loved and raised with her former husband Anthony. Her legacy will be continued through her cherished grandchildren Frankie, Sydnie, Garrett, Isaly, Oliver, Augy, Ariy, and Eliy, and her adored great-grandchildren Edgard, Charlie, Marcelino, and Wyatt. She is also survived by her loving siblings Patty, Fred, Anthony, Kevin, and Annie.

Phyllis will be remembered for her unwavering generosity and kindness. She had a heart of gold and was always putting others before herself. Her work with Memorex and Avon brought her joy, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and friends. Phyllis had a special way of making everyone feel loved and valued, treating friends like they were family. She would go above and beyond to help anyone in need.

In addition to her acts of kindness, Phyllis had a deep love for music and literature. She enjoyed listening to music, practicing her ukulele, and diving into as many books as possible.Phyllis had a passion for poetry and was known for writing heartfelt poems for every occasion and for the people dear to her heart. Her words touched the souls of those who received them, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.


Although visually blind in life, Phyllis is now in heaven where she can see again, looking down on all those she loved and cared for. 


A private celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at the family residence on May 25th, 2024. Phyllis’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. May she rest in eternal peace.


  • I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that she’s no longer with us. My aunt Phyllis never missed calling me on my birthday, no matter where she was. I used to purposely let her calls go to voicemail because I knew she was going to sing to me. She played a huge role in my life – from looking after me and my two cousins during the summer (Sending you both big hugs I know this loss isn’t an easy one for either of you) during the summer to being a keeper of my secrets when things got tough at home. She exposed me to different genres of music and was the one who first showed me Madonna music videos. Despite facing challenges like losing her eyesight gradually and battling various types of cancer over the years, she never backed down. She always faced life head-on with a smile and a witty attitude. She was funny, kind, loving, and brutally honest – she never sugarcoated anything. She was the peacemaker in the family, always staying neutral no matter what. She was truly a gem, and her loss is deeply felt. RIP Auntie we love you ♥️🕊️

  • Annie (Baby Sister)

    My sister embarked on her next adventure into heaven, which happened too soon for my liking. As the youngest of seven siblings, I always relied on my older sibling especially my sister Phyllis for love and support during life’s ups and downs. I valued her honesty, even when it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. My daughter always said that Phyllis was straightforward and told everyone just exactly how it was. When she battled cancer, I witnessed her resilience as she looked for the good in every situation. Years later, when I faced the same battle, she became one of my biggest supporters, always there on the other end of the phone to provide strength throughout the different stages of treatment. I will miss our lengthy conversations where we challenged each other, cried, laughed, and above all, loved each other unconditionally, even when we didn’t see eye to eye. Now, I can only find peace in knowing that her work here is done, and she can find peace with her beloved Boogie dog watching over all of us. Phyllis, enjoy the view from above and know that your absence will be deeply felt on many levels. Rest in peace. With lots of love from your baby sister, Annie.

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