Vail Daily obituary: Ardyth J. Cary, 1931-2016 |

Vail Daily obituary: Ardyth J. Cary, 1931-2016

Ardyth J. Cary, of Tempe, Arizona, passed on May 21 at the age of 85.

Ardyth was born on March 25, 1931, in Scribner, Nebraska. She is survived by her son, Tom Cary, of Eagle, daughters Cindy Sachs, of Phoenix, Lynn Thomas, of Mesa, Arizona, and Dawn O’Callahan, of Mesa.

She is the grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 10. She married Donald F. Cary in 1951; Don was serving in the U.S. Navy at that time. The family moved to Tempe in 1966 after Don’s retirement from the Navy. She attended Arizona State University and earned her master’s degree in psychology. She taught at Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Scottsdale Community College and had her own private practice. She loved gardening, golf, bowling, but most of all, her family.

The family is planning a celebration of life event on June 18. For location and time, please email

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