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Arlo Heward Hunt
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1913
Woodruff
Navajo County
Arizona, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 2008
Snowflake
Navajo County
Arizona, USA

Arizona Birth Certificate

Arlo Heward Hunt
(August 22, 1913 - September 18, 2008)

A Snowflake resident, Arlo H. Hunt, claimed his place in eternity on Thursday, September 18, 2008 surrounded by his family and community. He live a long and very productive life of 95 years.

A life-long Arizona resident, he was born on August 22, 1913 in Woodruff, the sixth child of William A. and Ruth (Heward) Hunt. His childhood and teen years were spent at Zeniff in Navajo County on a community dry farming endeavor founded by his maternal grandfather, Lehi Heward. Several summers he worked in Aripine at Sun Down Dude Ranches as a wrangler and top hand. During his high school years at Snowflake's Academy, he showed his prowess at athletics in basketball, baseball and especially football earning a bid to play for the Los Angeles Rams.

His sixty-five year marriage to Lois (Hunt) Hunt produced three children: Noreen Wingham (Don Dyer) of Goodyear, AZ; Tracy Hunt (Marlys) and Ken Hunt (Patricia) of Snowflake, respectively all of who survive him. His "Sweetheart" wife of eternity has been waiting for him since 1999.

The employment years encompassed occupations as driver for Smith-Heywood Trucking, miner in Globe's copper mines and from 1940-1980 in the Operating Engineers Union working for Phoenix-Tempe Stone Co. and Arizona Sand and Rock Co. in the Phoenix area. Military service was a drafted U.S. Marine during World War II in the South Pacific where he built airfields on liberated island bases and was unscathed by repeated sniper fire attempts.

Returning to Snowflake in 1986, his residence was with Lois in the 1884 John Hunt family home where four generations of Hunts lived. It is here he earned awards for the beautifully manicured flower and vegetable gardens. His tomatoes in summer were legendary. Always the outdoorsman, he loved to entertain his family and friends circles with succulent bar-b-que and hand cranked ice cream. Another favorite activity was hunting trips with his sons and grandsons. Service to his church was secondary only to his family. He was called to several offices in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Phoenix, Tempe and Snowflake Stakes. As a member of the Phoenix First Ward, some of his service was in the Elder's Quorum as Sunday School Superintendent as well as Young Men's leader.

He was ordained a High Priest. With his wife, they volunteered in the Mesa Genealogy Library for numerous years. His position as sealer in the Mesa Temple was a highlight of his church work. Throughout his life, Arlo was a model of graciousness and gentleness; a man without guile. "I never met a man I didn't like" he was known to repeat. His cheerfulness and infectious laughter created many relationships among his peers, his co-workers, and his church body for whom he was always ready to give aid.

They, along with his family of 3 children, 13 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren; his brother Ross of Fredonia; sister, Ruth (Hunt) Aguilar of Flagstaff and numerous nieces and nephews will miss him sorely.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Temple View Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Snowflake with a viewing one hour prior, as well as a viewing from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, September 26th at Owens Livingston Mortuary Heritage Chapel in Snowflake.

Interment will be in the R.V. "Mike" Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.

(Obit: Owens Livingston Mortuary, Snowflake, Arizona) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lois Hunt (1915 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery
Snowflake
Navajo County
Arizona, USA
 
Maintained by: Noreen Wingham
Originally Created by: Sharla
Record added: Aug 04, 2009
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Arlo Heward Hunt
Added by: Sharla
 
Arlo Heward Hunt
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Miss you, Dad, and the many ways you brought happiness to my life. Your kindness and caring will never be forgotten.
- Only daughter
 Added: Jul. 28, 2011

- Sharla
 Added: Aug. 4, 2009
 
 
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