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Mary Elizabeth (Volz) Koontz

Posted 2023-09-13 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News-Herald on Sept. 13, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
(personal article, page 5)

With a heart full of love and a spirit filled with grace, Mary Elizabeth
Koontz is writing this message from a different place. Born on January
28, 1944, into the arms of her beloved parents, William and Eulalia
Volz, I was blessed to embark on a life journey that was filled with
love, laughter, and resilience. I departed this world on July 22, 2023,
leaving behind beautiful memories and a life well-lived.

As a child, I grew up in the scenic town of Golden, Colorado before
moving to Baldwin Park, California at the age of 15. In 1975, I settled
in Alta Loma, California with my devoted husband, Gary Koontz, whom I
married on July 13, 1963. We later moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona,
where we spent our retirement years. My professional life was dedicated
to Time Warner and H&R Block, where I served as an Office Manager, but
it was my personal life that truly defined me.

I was blessed with a deep love for family and cherished moments spent
with them. I was a mother to Aaron Koontz, Josh Koontz, and Teresa Bock,
and a sister to William Jr, Jan Oller, and Susan Zimmermann. I held a
special place in my heart for watching my grandchildren play sports. My
hobbies included bowling, playing cards, and caring for animals. I also
had a passion for sightseeing and in my younger years, I loved
traveling, camping, and fishing with my grandparents. As the saying
goes, "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." - Michael J.

My life journey was filled with joy, challenges, triumphs, and lessons.
The love I had for my husband, Gary Koontz, was a constant guiding force
in my life until his death. I now join him, and my parents, William and
Eulalia Volz, in eternal rest. As we gather for my Visitation on Monday,
August 28, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. and then for my Graveside Service on Monday
August 28, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens, 1698 Deer
Run Drive, Lake Havasu City, let's celebrate a life lived with love,
purpose, and joy.

After all, it's the love and laughter we share that keep our loved ones
alive in our hearts. As Helen Keller once said, "What we have once
enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part
of us." And so, I remain a part of you all.

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