Arik, Deniz Sevim
of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully in her home on November 28, 2012. Deniz was born September 29, 1965 to Mehmet Arik and Sevim Koru Arik. Loving wife, devoted mother, caring sister and friend, she is survived by husband Robert Orient; children River, Maximilian, and Sofia; brother Tali Arik and sisters Melis Arik, Leyla Hanson, and Yasemin Skoog. Deniz lived her life with passion, courage, and great love, spiked with an unforgettable sense of humor. Her presence sweetened our lives with innumerable kindnesses great and small. Her lifelong interest in international affairs and ingrained sense of justice led to a career as an immigration attorney known for both compassion and persistence in helping clients achieve their dreams. Deniz was blessed with abounding love from those whose lives she touched. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, December 1st at 10:30 a.m., at Green Acres Garden of Prayer, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257.