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Obituary: LUND, ARDEN

Published: Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 9:06 p.m. MDT

Arden Lou Hunt Lund Loving and Lovely "Pal"

Arden Lou Hunt Lund passed quietly away from this life on March 19, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.After a long wait, Arden Lou was born June 29, 1929, to her bright and thoughtful parents, Beula Boyle and E. Arden Hunt in Salt Lake City. Loulie was raised in an open-hearted and open-spirited home, to which she welcomed her adored sister, Honey, seven years later. Her childhood was filled with golden hours of horseback riding and other outdoor adventures with her father, reading, people-watching, going downtown with her mother, and joyful playtime with her sister, cousins and friends. Loulie loved school, and after graduating from South High, she attended Westminster College, during which time she met a handsome returned soldier, Allan G. Lund, who was kind and sensitive and full of fun. They were married May 5, 1949, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Their relationship, with time, proved gold. Allan and Lou devotedly raised their five children with the awareness of daily beauties, steady work, and the blessings of love and faith through sunshine and shadow. Our mom read and sang to us as young children nightly and through her, we learned to love literature, music, the mountains, and the goodness in all people. After her children were in school, Loulie rose to the role of 'working mother' as a secretary, soon finding her practically perfect "Mary Poppins" spot in the public schools. Not only was she completely reliable, she had the gift to see and love each child individually. She thrived in the school setting, particularly at Lowell for many years, and Bonneville Elementary in her later years. She also loved to read, to swim, to travel, to walk, and to eat sweets. Arden Lou loved her Savior and was a faithful member of the L.D.S. Church. In her kindly words and smiles she expressed a Christ-like compassion which exceeded all of our frailties. Her credo was, "The only power strong enough to change human behavior is love." (David O. McKay) She is survived by her lucky children, Jeffrey Allan, Thomas Arden and Gretchen, Jonathan Robins and Rae Ann, Elizabeth Ann and Todd Stevens, Matthew Hunt and Barbara; eighteen beloved and wonderful grandchildren; and six bright-eyed great grandchildren; her loving sister, Honey and husband, Edward Campos; Allan's dear sisters, Bobbie Bartonius, Pat Davis, Phyllis and husband, Lee Steorts; and many treasured nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her cherished husband, Allan G. Lund; her mother and father, Dr. E. Arden and Beula Boyle Hunt; her mother-in-law, Verda Robins Lund and father-in-law, Halvor F. Lund; and brothers-in-law, Clif Davis and Rai Bartonius. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26 at noon at the Garden Park Ward, 1150 Yale Avenue. Viewing and visiting hours will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the ward. Burial will be at Kaysville City Cemetery. Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. Play, smile and think of me in our happier days without a trace of shadow. Life means all it ever meant. All is well.