Artharene ‘Artie’ Nettell

Artharene Nettell, resident of Moab since 2008, passed away Dec. 19, 2019 at the Canyonlands Care Center.


Artharene, known to everyone as Artie, was raised by her parents, Walter and Pearl Valentine Severs, in Pasadena, California.

After graduating from the Pasadena school system, Artie attended the University of California- Berkeley, where she majored in economics.

Artie is survived by Ed, her husband of 68 years; sons, Walt, Chuck, and Andy; daughter-in-laws Charlotte, Susan, and Marcee, respectively, and grandchildren, Alexa, and Zach.

Artie was an expert at needlework. She sewed most of her own clothes, did many counted-cross stitch works, a number of quilts and a great deal of knitting. Her knitting won many “Best of Show” awards at the Coconino County Fair in Flagstaff, Arizona; top awards at the Los Angeles County Fair and one “Best of the Show” award at the Arizona State Fair.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 23 at the Community Church and burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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