Royit Orvil Arns


Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006

Juneau resident Royit Orvil Arns, 49, died March 19, 2006, in Juneau.

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He was born July 22, 1956, in Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and had been a resident since March 13, 1971.

During the 1980s, he did concrete construction. He was also a founding partner in AlaSkins, a salmon leather venture in Juneau during that time. From 1993 to his death, he served as a foreman and superintendent with Coogan Construction.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Venitta Arns; and sister, Sherrie Lee.

He is survived by his father, Joseph O. Arns; stepmother, Dena Arns of Medford, Ore.; brother, Paul (Cathy) Arns of Anchorage; sisters, JoLynn (Allen) Morton of Sandy, Utah, and Annette (Thomas) Roy of Sandy; niece, Elizabeth (Joseph L.) Arns; nephews, Paul Allen and Jeromy Morton; cousin, Jed (Shiela) Baker and their kids Kera, Molly and Tori Baker of Ohio, and Julie Jakeman; half-brothers, Chuck and Scott Duval of Juneau, Tim Duval of Folsom, Calif., and Stace Duval of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and half-sister, Cynthia S. Stults of Ammon, Idaho.

Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.

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