Ardis Ann Decker (formerly Middleton), 72, passed away peacefully at home in Phoenix, AZ on June 18, 2021.
She was born to the late Raymond and Ardis Middleton on July 21, 1948 in Crosby, MN. Ardis moved to Durango
after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Medical Technology in 1970. She began her career at Mercy Hospital, in the physicians' office lab, then at Community Hospital's pathology lab. Ardis moved her family back to the Phoenix area in 1984.
Ardis lived a full and adventurous life, from skiing Purgatory to scuba diving in the Bahamas and dedicated countless hours to her grandchildren.
Ardis is survived by her daughters, Amy Decker-Haas (John) of Phoenix and Denyse Decker (Thomas Lucas) of Chandler; grandsons Austin, Hunter and Brody; siblings Theresa Decker (John) of Cope, Charles Middleton of Durango, and Timothy Middleton (Katie) of Bayfield; nephew Kelby Decker and niece JonAnn Duffek (Jerod).
A memorial service will be scheduled in the early fall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. https://hov.org/donate/
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Published by The Durango Herald on Jun. 29, 2021.