Ardis Ann Decker
1948 - 2021
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.
Published by The Durango Herald on Jun. 29, 2021.
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I was saddened to hear of Ardis´s Passing. She was one of the kindest and intelligent people I ever worked with at Durango Medical and associates in 1974. Such a Beautiful person and a tremendous amount of common sense. Working in the same office with her for five years, was a true delight! I´ve always kept these memories of her throughout my life. Thank you, Ardis. Blessings to her children and family.
Lois M Liggett
July 18, 2021
Our condolences on the loss of your mom, sister, aunt and grandmother. As a co-worker at Blood Systems, I enjoyed Ardis because she was always so cheerful and had a sharp sense of humor. She shared happy stories about Amy, Denyse and Durango. I also had family in Durango and spent summers there. Ardis and I would share memories. Added to her accomplishments: her ranching background.
Phyllis Baca and Jerry Hernandez
July 8, 2021
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