Rebecca “Becky” C. Artz, 93

July 21, 2019

Rebecca “Becky” C. Artz, 93, passed away peacefully in the care of Hospice at Willow Valley on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Born and raised in Lancaster County, Becky was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Bunting and was married 69 years to the late Roy E. Artz.

A determined Becky exceeded expectations of her high school counselors by earning a nursing degree, and then an advanced degree from Millersville University. A member of the 1946 Social Club of Lancaster General Hospital, she first worked as a private duty RN, and later served as school nurse for multiple units of the Manheim Township school district, while she raised her three children.

After moving to Holtwood in 1979, Becky played less golf; more Bridge. She enjoyed various creative pursuits, card playing, crafting, and cooking with her grandchildren. Becky was an avid reader and accomplished baker who excelled at knitting and needlepoint.

Becky is survived by a son, Theodore A. Artz, husband of Diane S. Zatz; a daughter, Patricia L. Artz, wife of Kipling Hull; grandchildren, Zoë B. Artz, wife of Dave Strunk, Petra R. Artz, partner to Charlie Baranowski, Matthew Shinton, husband of Cheryl, and Breck and Melissa Artz.

Becky was preceded in death by a son, David R. Artz; and brothers, William S. and James R. Bunting.

A family memorial will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Becky’s honor to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, PA 17604

As per Becky’s final wishes, in lieu of a photo, the family would like to share a best-loved recipe:

Becky’s “This Too Shall Pass” Blueberry Buckle
1. Preheat oven: 350, Grease 8” glass baking dish
2. Beat 3/4 C sugar, ¼ C softened butter, 1 egg until smooth
3. Gradually add 1/3 C milk + 1 tsp lemon juice
4. In another bowl, mix 1 1/2 C flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt
5. Add to butter mixture, mixing well
6. Fold in 2 C fresh blueberries
7. Bake 50 minutes
8. Cook 2 TBL melted butter, 1/4 C sugar, 1 TBL lemon juice in small saucepan, stir until bubbly
9. Pour over finished cake; broil 2 minutes until the glaze bubbles

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Condolences to the Family

September 29, 2019

Well BECKY, if there was a joke in that blueberry buckle recipe, I didn’t get it, but as a Bunting it was par for the course.  I worked for brother James (playing gin rummy every afternoon) also so I got used to obtuse humor. I have only one request if we meet in the next world. Please don’t talk at the top of my back swing. LOVE you, Barb

July 29, 2019

Hi Family,
Oh darn already made one cake today. Buying blueberries this week, and baking in your moms honor.
Remember the day she told me “Youre on your way to becoming a good baker” I had curdled something (can’t remember what) and I told her I threw it in the blender to disguise the curds…Ah sweet words from my Aunt Becky. That was over 20 years ago, and still I remember, and will always, with love.
Love to all of you, Bonnie

July 25, 2019

Pat:  It has been many years.  I am very sorry for your loss.  Please know that I am thinking about you and the precious time you were able to spend with your mom.  Sincerely Gary Sample

July 24, 2019

So sorry for your loss, Artz family. Thinking of you all! 
Lauren Redmore

July 24, 2019

I went to the gym where Becky went for many years. She was a great lady to talk with and have a good laugh with. We used to swap books back and forth since we both were avid readers. I hope she will now have peace in heaven with the angels.
Stacy Lenox

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