Our beautiful Mom...inside and out!
Marilyn Marie Aranda Kuntz
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 18, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    San Luis Obispo, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 27, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Let her light continue to shine, by loving as she did and bringing joy to everyone she knew.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marilyn Kuntz, 81, born on April 18, 1934 and passed away on June 27, 2015. We will miss and love her forever. A gentle spirit who never failed to love and accept all who she met. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by karla estrada on 7th July 2017

"Tribute from Pat Estrada: Marilyn was more than a friend, the finest person I every knew.  She was someone I could trust and she was honorable.  She was like a favorite sister.  She was caring, thoughtful, warm, funny and smart to name a few of her endless qualities.  It was a pleasure and honor knowing her.  We miss her tremendously."

This tribute was added by Dan Kuntz on 27th June 2017

"Two years ago God decided it was his turn to have you by his side.  Your family and many, many loved ones miss you every single day.  You made the world a better place because you always looked for the good in every person.  You taught us all the definition of true sincere love.  Your insights were filled with life lessons that surround us all and guide us.  We love you always and hurt without you to hug and hold, but we also know God has embraced you and that you are embracing us from heaven within our hearts and souls forever."

This tribute was added by George Kuntz on 27th June 2017

"This is a great tribute.  It is difficult to look at this page even after 2 years. There is not a day that goes by where I do not think of one of how pure, sincere, honest, unconditional loving, thoughtful, caring person my mother was to her children and every person she met.

She was a true light in everyone's life she met.  I love her and miss her dearly.  God bless and Rest In Peace. XO"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Kuntz-Simpson on 27th June 2017

"Hi Mom,

Thinking of you all day today, I still feel you at my side every day. What a tremendous gift your life was for so many. You taught us the most important things in life. You taught us how to love and to care.  I love you Mom"

This tribute was added by Nora Kuntz on 27th June 2017

"Two years ago, you left us. Two years, already.  We love and miss you so much.  XO"

This tribute was added by Nora Kuntz on 28th June 2016

"One year ago today, we lost you...a true angel.  The void you left is immeasurable, the sadness is endless.  But, the happy memories of you, and the incredible mark you left in our heart and soul is enduring. May you continue to be a guardian angel to your family; we feel you, always. And may you continue to rest in paradise."

This tribute was added by RT Simpson on 27th June 2016

"Remembering you today, and always, Grandma Marilyn. We miss you and will never forget all the good times and great memories we shared!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Kuntz-Simpson on 8th May 2016

"Dearest Mom,

Really miss you, especially today. Happy Morher's Day!  I'm sure you are enjoying heaven and are still caring for each of us from afar. I am eternally grateful for your unconditional love, wisdom and inspiration. My brothers and I were the most fortunate of children. I love you now and forever! ❌⭕️"

This tribute was added by Patty Winters on 2nd August 2015

"Marilyn was in the miniature group I was a member of in Scottsdale years ago. She was just the sweetest person. I still have quite a collection of the tiny dolls she used to make, she was so talented. RIP dearest lady, I'll miss you."

This tribute was added by Mary Olson on 29th July 2015

"Dr. Kuntz, Dan, Nora, George, Susie and Tom,
I'm so sorry for your loss.  I just heard the news today and my heart goes out to all of you.  Mrs. Kuntz was such a loving, sweet and kind soul. I remember her delicious empanadas and big hugs!  Her loving spirit is alive in all of you. I pray the deep love you have for each other is a comfort to you now.  In friendship, Mary Olson"

This tribute was added by RT Simpson on 16th July 2015

"Though gone from this world, Grandma Marilyn will forever live in our hearts. She was always there with a warm smile and something good to eat , whether you were hungry or not. Seldom do you know someone who always found the good in people, and I am indeed quite fortunate to have known her. While I could tease her about some of her favorite things, Grandma Marilyn could take it and dish it right back.. and we'd both have a good chuckle. I miss her dearly, but am comforted to know that she is at peace and enjoying all the many things that brought her joy. Heartfelt condolences to Doc, Susie, Dan, George, Thomas, Aunt Ginny and the entire family."

This tribute was added by Dennis Weiland on 13th July 2015

"This message is for Dr. Dan.  Sorry to read about Marilyn's death.  She was a wonderful lady.  I hope your faith and children keep you well.  

If you want to meet for lunch sometime, let me know.  I want to catch up with you and share our adventures.  

Dennis E. Weiland MD"

This tribute was added by Jeanne Olcott on 12th July 2015

"Susie, Although I was probably in grade school the last time I saw you I think of your Mom every time I see beautiful piñatas at a party. I remember how impressed I was because she made one for your birthday, and how I was certain we should save it and not break it. In my eyes she was always so glamorous. I love the photo you posted of you and your Mom with a cake - you are exactly the way I picture your Mom in my mind. Please know she will live on in you and in the hearts and minds of not only your family, but people like me who's lives she touched along the way.  Jeanne (Dziadul) Olcott"

This tribute was added by Tom Mihalchick on 12th July 2015

"Dan, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her as a loving, caring mother who loved her family deeply."

This tribute was added by Rick Brown on 10th July 2015

"Susie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always such a nice person to me, so filled with love for everyone. I know how close you and her were, I know the person you are today is because of her. I feel blessed to have known her, I feel sadness at her passing and I feel joy that her wonderful daughter has been such a life long friend.
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Julia Jameson on 9th July 2015

"Dear "Tia". Thank you for always being there for me.  Thank you for your guidance, love and support.  You will live in my heart forever.  You an Nana are now my angels and I know you are looking after all of us.  Your example will inspire me to continue my journey on this earth until we meet again. Until then I pray for the loved ones you left behind,may they find peace and comfort in knowing you are now together with God."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Kuntz-Simpson on 9th July 2015

"Wherever we are we know you are with us Mom.  You gave your children the greatest gift of all...your unconditional love.   We ALL feel this and know no one can take this from us.  Such a comfort  to us. xoxoxo Miss you my best friend and confidant. Loving you always."

This tribute was added by Jean Martin on 4th July 2015

"Marilyn will always be in my heart as a dear dear friend.  She had such love, compassion, kindness, and gentleness.  We would visit every other week on the phone all about San Luis Obispo her and my hometown where I have lived all my life.  We were born at the same time in the same hospital in April 1934.  I look forward to seeing her again with the Lord in our hearts in Heaven forever.   God bless her family."

This tribute was added by Eileen Duffy on 4th July 2015

"I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Marilyn; a truly remarkable person.  She had it all and shared it all with everyone who came in contact with her.  She was an angel on earth and now is an angel in heaven."

This tribute was added by Nora Kuntz on 4th July 2015

"It's impossible to believe she's left us and impossible to ever express how much she meant to her family and friends; she is truly irreplaceable.  She had the heart and soul of an angel.  We will love and miss her forever."

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