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age 79 of Cordes Lakes passes away peacefully on March 4th 2014. Ila is survived by her husband Van, son Ray, daughter Lauren (husband Harry), five grandchildren (Justin, Chance, Chris, Cody & Jennifer) and four great grandchildren (Patience, Hayden, Alex & Tristan). Ila was a homemaker for many years before going to work at ABS printing company. Interested in art she went to Glendale Community College for several years taking art classes and ultimately becoming a water color artist and instructor. Ila actively taught classes until a few months before passing and cherished the time spent with her students. She was the past president of the Arizona Artist Guild, AWA, J, and a member of several other professional art organizations. Her passion in life was her art and the large group of her art friends that she treasured. The best thing her art brought her was the friendship of her best friend Barbara. Barbara's kindness, compassion & devotion to her friend brought great comfort to Ila and was priceless to her family. Mom we love you and miss you. Please visit
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 12, 2014