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Robert Laurence Nunes, 69, loving and devoted husband and father, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his home in Overgaard. Memorial services were held July 5 at the LDS Stewart Stake Center in Mesa.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1942, in Orland, Calif., to Betty and Frank.

He moved to Arizona more than 30 years ago, where he worked as a marriage and family counselor. He was active in the LDS church.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Bateman) Nunes, to whom he was married for 35 years; his children, Riesa Nunes, Traci Ayre (John), Matthew Nunes (Britani), Marc Nunes (Emily) and Christopher Nunes (Sharisse); 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Linda Nunes.

He was preceded in death by two children, Jeremy and Jillian.

Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.