Arnet "Art" E. Craven, 90, of Sun City, AZ passed away peacefully on October 4, 2013. Art was born in Holly, Colorado in July of 1923 to Calvin and Francis Craven. He met the love of his life Carolyn in Holly and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage. After high school he enlisted with the United States Marine Corp.. Art saw combat on Guadalcanal where he was injured by shrapnel, receiving the Purple Heart. After the war Art and Carolyn returned to Colorado where he earned his degree in Business in just three years. They returned to Holly where he managed a Ford dealership for many years. Later on he returned to Denver where he was a traveling salesman for Gate City Steel for 28 years before he retired. Art and Carolyn were sunbirds, enjoying the winters in Sun City before permanently calling it home in the late 1990's. They were members fo the Methodist Church and enjoyed their time together with family and friends. Art enjoyed golfing and felt closest to God while fly fishing in the streams. He also liked bowling, and played his saxophone all throughout his life.
He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn; children Linda, Bradley, and Janelle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary. A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013, 12pm in the Chapel of Peace located at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary. He will be laid to rest with Military honors immedately following the chapel service at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Art's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or www.cff.org.