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Lois Vivian Starz 1924 - 2010

Lois Vivian Starz

Lois Vivian Starz

Lois Vivian Starz, 86, of Cottonwood died April 7. She was born February 28, 1924 in Harmony, Minnesota. The daughter of Fred Dennstedt and Ida Brufoldt Dennstedt.

She was a graduate of Harmony area schools and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education  from the University of Minnesota in 1945.

Mrs. Starz was a teacher in the Renville Schools and the Harmony area schools.

For the past 33 years, she was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church where she was part of the handbell and vocal choirs. She held many leaderships positions in the church during this time.  Before moving to Cottowood, Mrs. Starz belonged to the Harmony United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, held various offices in the United Methodist Women organization including District offices.  She also was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Rural Letter Carriers.

Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, family, reading, sports, travel and music.

Mrs. Starz was well loved by all she touched near and far, and will be remembered for her laugh, joy for life, and chocolate chip cookies.  She will be remembered always.

She leaves her husband of 63 and a half years; a son David Starz (Rita) of Baytown, Texas; a daughter Sally Starz (Ken Johnson) of Morgan Hill, California; a brother Charles Dennstedt (Marietta) of Harmony, Minnesota; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 13 in the Mountain View United Methodist Church,(Cottonwood) at 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Moutnain View United Methodist Church, 901 S. 12th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or Northern Arizona 1200 North Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

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