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Artis Joy Gunn

Posted 2018-02-11 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 -

Artis Joy Gunn, 75, known to friends as “Artie,” passed away
peacefully on Jan. 10, 2018.

From her birth in Lincoln, Nebraska on Dec. 9, 1942, she lived a life
full of love and adventure.

She enjoyed travel from her earliest days and brought her sense of
adventure with her throughout her life while camping, hiking, and
driving across the country many times. Her love of dancing always made
her happy and even took her to Europe on a trip with like-minded

Her love of animals was shown when, shortly after moving to Lake
Havasu City in 1978, she began working at the Western Arizona Humane
Society. After years of making sure so many animals were well cared
for she moved to Mesa to be closer to her children. There she made
more friends and helped many people while working at the county court.

Whether it was exploring an abandoned mine, cooking up sweet potatoes
for a family meal, cruising to Alaska, or sitting around a table with
friends and family, Artis could always find the wonder in things and
brought joy and laughter to those around her.

Artis is survived by her children, Scott Gunn of Tempe and Stacy
DeLuca of Gilbert; her grandchildren Dylan and Isabella; her sister
Katherine “Kay” Deines; beloved nieces and cousins; and many great

A funeral service for Artis is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the First
United Methodist Church of Gilbert, 331 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert, AZ. A
celebration luncheon of Artie’s life immediately follows the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Western Arizona Humane Society
( Please mention
“In Artis Gunn’s memory” when donating.

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