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Joan Ardelle Cahill


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joan Ardelle Cahill Obituary
Cahill, Joan Ardelle (Pillsbury)
83, of Phoenix, AZ died Thursday, June 5, 2014. Joan (Jody) was not a celebrity or a politician; she was much more important. Standing barely 4'10" she towered over her family, guiding the character and education of her four sons. Born October 23, 1930 in Dexter, ME to Avis E. Trafton and Harold E. Pillsbury. Jody is preceded in death by her sister Jean Lincoln (Hanover, NH). Jody is survived by her husband of 58 years John E. Cahill, MD; her four sons Bruce, Barry, Greg and Gary; daughters-in-law Susan, Bibi and Shelly; granddaughters Sean, Shane, Michelle, Emma and Addie. A strong believer in higher education, Jody earned primary, secondary and graduate degrees from the St. Johnsbury Academy; Tufts University; and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. An avid and accomplished artist, Jody was often consulted for her sense of design and color. In the community Jody was a Member of the Arizona Artist Guild; a Member and Docent of the Phoenix Art Museum; and an Officer for The Back to Schools Clothing Drive. Viewing at 10:00 AM, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. Memorial donations in memory of Jody can be made to the Phoenix Art Museum. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on June 11, 2014
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