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Garth Stowell Lunt

Garth Stowell Lunt, a longtime resident of Pima, quietly entered into eternal life Monday afternoon, November 26, 2018, at the Haven of Safford, from causes incident to age. Garth was 100. Garth was born March 3rd, 1918 in his parents' home near Duncan, Arizona. He was Edward and Lettie Lunt's fourth child. His brothers and sisters included Dorah, Almeda, Arcel, Waldon, Jack, Elda, and Betty. He married a beautiful girl by the name of Olive Hardy on April 26, 1941. They were married by Stake President, Spencer W. Kimball in Thatcher, Arizona and were together for 60 years until Olive's passing in 2001. In 2009, Garth married Virginia “Ginger” Willis Richins. Garth was preceded in death by: his first wife, Olive; his second wife, Ginger; his daughter, Kathy Thompson (Steve); and his son Mike. Garth is survived by: his son, David Lunt (Judy), of Thatcher; his daughter, Pat Lunt, of Magna, Utah and his youngest daughter, Karol Lyn Woodall (Eldon), of Pima. He was the father of five children, fourteen grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren with another one on his or her way. Garth loved the ranch life. He especially loved round-ups, branding, sleeping under the stars, Dutch oven cooking and riding horses. He was one of the greatest storytellers in the world if he could find someone who had two or three hours to spare. Garth worked for the Spear Ranch and later owned his own spread called the Arroyo Seco Ranch near Stockton Pass. He also served his community as a deputy sheriff and chief of the Pima Police Department.

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As a little girl I remember Garth as a kind friend who listened to children. He sympathized with me when I was so sad leaving my cat when my family moved to Hawaii. He told me he would look after him. Garth was a good friend to my parents. Kari Archibald (daughter of Max and Rita Smith)

Kari Archibald Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

When I worked at the Safford Animal Hospital in the 70's and 80's Garth was one of our favorite customers to come in. Never saw the man in a bad mood, always smiling and laughing. He had such good stories to tell. My memory of him is driving thru town in his pickup with his stock trailer in tow and saddled horse inside. On several occasions we had to call for his help as another animal escaped from the squeeze shoot at the barn. Having his horse with him, he would pull up, unload and rescue the animal. He was our hero! I will remember him forever. Bonnie Ferguson

Bonnie Ferguson Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

As a little girl I remember Garth as a kind friend who listened to children. He sympathized with me when I was so sad leaving my cat when my family moved to Hawaii. He told me he would look after him. Garth was a good friend to my parents. Kari Archibald (daughter of Max and Rita Smith)

Kari Archibald Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

When I worked at the Safford Animal Hospital in the 70's and 80's Garth was one of our favorite customers to come in. Never saw the man in a bad mood, always smiling and laughing. He had such good stories to tell. My memory of him is driving thru town in his pickup with his stock trailer in tow and saddled horse inside. On several occasions we had to call for his help as another animal escaped from the squeeze shoot at the barn. Having his horse with him, he would pull up, unload and rescue the animal. He was our hero! I will remember him forever. Bonnie Ferguson

Bonnie Ferguson Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM

I wonder if they are tellin cowboy stories? Our love to you all. Anna Jane and family

anna jane jarvis Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM

I wonder if they are tellin cowboy stories? Our love to you all. Anna Jane and family

anna jane jarvis Nov 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garth Lunt

Louisa Othon Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garth Lunt

Louisa Othon Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire family of this wonderful man. May you find during this difficult time.

Wendy Moore Nov 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garth Lunt

Arlena Brown Boggs Nov 27 2018 12:00 AM

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