Artemisa Urias was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1921. She worked as a cashier for Jacome Department Store and eventually moved to Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Rodolfo Urias. They married in Tucson and soon after Rodolfo left for Army duty. They were glad the war ended and celebrated his return in Washington, D.C. Artye’s husband was a well-established artist and decided to move to Mexico City where the Urias family lived for 18 years. Artye always had a strong desire to learn languages and wanted to attend college to earn a degree in language arts. Living in Mexico gave her the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish as well as experience Mexican culture. Viva Mexico!
Artye also speaks a little Japanese. After her husband’s death Artye began looking into assisted living possibilities to meet her daily living needs. She wanted to be closer to her daughters and began touring various senior homes. She was impressed with the amenities, location, and friendly environment of The Springs. She happily commented, “I love living here!” She’s been an active resident for over 13 years!
Artye has three daughters (Cecilia, Teresa, and Christina) and three sons (Rodolfo, Peter, and Christopher). Artye likes to stay active and enjoys taking trips to the local stores to buy gifts for her 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. That’s one full shopping cart! Artye loved making clothes for her three daughters that included beautiful dresses, shorts, and scarfs. Artye’s other activities include: Reading, Sewing, and going on Outings. She enjoys searching the 2nd floor library for her favorite authors: Danielle Steele, Barbara Bradford and John Grisham. Artye, thank you for the joy you bring our community, for your positive personality and caring attitude. Many continued blessings to you and your family!
Interviewed by T.S.M.