On Sunday, March 17th, 2019, Arthur Vildosola Moulinet, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away at the age of 70. Arthur (Arturo, Art) was born on October 27th, 1948 in Douglas Arizona to Austredberto and Beatriz Moulinet.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Jesus (Judy,) Arnulfo (Suzanna,) Alfonso, Avelardo, Arnold, Martin (Leticia,) several nephews, nieces, four Grand nieces, one Grand nephew, several aunts, uncles, and many cousins.
Arthur graduated from Douglas High School and played in the marching band. He majored in music and was in a Jazz band and graduated from Cochise College. He attended the University of Arizona majoring in music and was a member of the UofA Wildcat Marching Band. He enjoyed teaching special needs children how to read music and play instruments in his spare time.
He retired from the state of Arizona in 2009 after 22 years of dedicated hard work in Social programs Department helping the valley of the sun clients in need of a multitude of services. He excelled in English to Spanish to English translation, some French translation and also signed for deaf-mute clients.
Arthur had one hobby (besides Jigsaw puzzles and playing Mahjong) that he truly excelled at and that was making cross stitch and needlepoint items of anything and lifelike needlepoint portraits for family and friends or anyone that made him happy. During his career in the early 1990s, while working for the State of Arizona, he made a needlepoint portrait of then Governor Rose Mofford and sent it to her. She was so impressed by his work that she invited him into the Governor’s office for a photo shoot and sat him on the Governor’s chair with her standing behind him. He considered it his greatest achievement during his career. Arthur made many cross stitch and needlepoint items for his brothers, family, and friends, and they will be forever treasured.
Arthur was a simple man, never asked for much, just enough to get by. While growing up in our close-knit family, he was the one who looked out for his brothers and always made us do our chores before playtime and homework and always said Grace during Thanksgiving. He was just the kind of brother a kid would want to grow up with. Honest, protective, caring, loving, sometimes blunt and funny. His favorite saying when he saw something he really liked was “REAL neat!”
He loved his houseplants and floresitas (little flowers) and from the time he was a teen, ALWAYS had a beautiful aquarium with lots of cool looking fish. He loved talking to newborn fishies as if he was their papa.
Thank you, Arturo, for being our wonderful brother. We want to let you know that you did a masterful job being a son, brother, and friend. We will miss you dearly. You are now with our beloved Mom, just as you always wanted. She is so proud of you. Together, forever in Heaven.
A Rosary and celebration of Arthur’s life will be held at the graveside and take place, Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m., at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
In lieu of flowers, although he loved them, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Parkinson Disease Association.