Marie Louise Artus

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Miss Marie Louise Artus passed away peacefully at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center, Tuesday June 29th, following a brief illness. She was born Feb, 26th, 1920 and celebrated her 90th birthday this year. She was the daughter of the late Eudore Henri and Julia Palmyre Artus. She was also preceded in death by a sister Suzanne Artus Grant; brothers, Eudore E. Artus, Jules L. Artus and Albert E. Artus. She and her brother Jules, were owners of Art's Garden & Pet Shop in downtown Asheville for many years. Following the closing of the shop, she was employed with Jesse Israel & Sons, for 16 years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, D.M., Asheville. Marie loved gardening and all of God's creatures. Her kind, gentle spirit, love for her family and friends, will always be in our hearts. She is survived by her loving sister-in-law and best friend, Ms. Theodolinde Artus, with whom she made her home for the past 64 years. She is also survived by her nephew Albert J. Artus and wife Dianne; great nephew, Gray Artus and wife Christy, their children Greg, Danielle and Christian; and great niece Angie Artus Cooke and her husband Steve, and their children Austin, Landon and Madison. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, with the Rev. Steven Cooke officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 pm to 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center, PO Box 25331, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. We will
    always remember Marie as a kind, loving lady and considered it an honor to be her friend.

  2. Our greatest sympathy to your family..
    Marie was also part of our family and we loved her very much
    Diane & David Israel

  3. I will always remember Aunt Sister as a kind and fun loving aunt. What wonderful memories I have of the summers I spent
    as a child in Asheville with my uncles and
    aunts. My sympathy goes out to all of the
    Artus family..

  4. Linda and Family,

    We are sorry for your lose. Marie
    was a very dear and sweet person
    and will be missed by everyone who
    loved her. We will keep you in our
    thoughts and prayers.

  5. I will always remember Aunt Sister as one of
    my very special aunts. She was such a warm
    and fun loving person. What great childhood memories visiting the Artus home! Something that I will treasure for a life time.
    My heart goes out to all the Artus family…

  6. Artus Family,
    You’re in our thoughts during this time. We know Marie is caring for her garden and God’s creatures in Heaven; We have been blessed to have been around such a loving woman. We love you all

  7. I will always remember Aunt Sister as a very special aunt. She was always kind, warm and fun loving. I have such fond childhood memories coming to the Artus home in the summers…. those will stay with me forever…
    My heart goes out to all the Artus family…

  8. Dear Linda and all the Artus family,
    Marie was a very dear, sweet person whom we will miss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you.
    Gail and Lonnie

  9. My daughter, Lucretia Worley and I worked with Marie at Israel’s for a number of years and loved her. What a sweet lady and always had a friendly smile. God has received an angel.

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