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BY REPRESENTATIVES C. Berry, Adkins, Agler, K. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Arrington, Bacon, G. Berry, Chavez, Clarke, Dean, Dyer, Entz, Epps, Faatz, George, Gordon, Gotlieb, Grampsas, Grossman, Hagedorn, Hefley, S. Johnson, June, Kaufman, Keller, Kreutz, Lawrence, Leyba, Mace, May, McElhany, McPherson, Miller, Morrison, Musgrave, Nichol, Owen, Pankey, Paschall, Pfiffner, Reeser, Romero, Salaz, Saliman, Schauer, Sinclair, Smith, Snyder, Spradley, Sullivant, Swenson, Takis, Tate, Taylor, Tool, Tucker, Tupa, Udall, Veiga, S. Williams, T. Williams, Young, and Zimmerman.

WHEREAS, By the Will of Divine Providence, our beloved former member, the Honorable Arthur C. Herzberger, departed this life December 1, 1997, at the age of eighty; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger was born January 29, 1917, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger served in the United States Army Veterinary Corps from 1940 to 1946, attaining the rank of major; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger worked as a veterinarian in private practice and as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo veterinarian from 1947 to 1963, as the president and general manager of Santa's Workshop, as the president of Park State Bank, and as a realtor; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger was president of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, director of Goodwill Industries, and a member of the Board of Pikes Peak Range Riders, the Wagon Wheel Council of Girl Scouts, the Broadmoor Rotary Club, the Winters Night Club, and the El Paso Night Club; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger served as an El Paso County Deputy Sheriff from 1978 to 1979, and as a County Commissioner from 1980 to 1984; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger served well and faithfully in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1973 to 1980; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger served on several committees, including Business Affairs and Labor, Local Government, and State Affairs, and also served as chair of the Appropriations Committee, chair of the Health, Welfare, Environment, and Institutions Committee, vice­chair of the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee, and vice­chair of the Joint Budget Committee; and

WHEREAS, Representative Herzberger sponsored and cosponsored legislation on topics such as the development of state parks, regulation of corporations, municipal annexation, tourism information and promotion grant programs, alternatives to long­term nursing home care, the Colorado commission on women, services for displaced homemakers, the placement of children under the Colorado children's code, veterinary medicine, and motor vehicle repair garages; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly, pay tribute to the years of dedicated public service of Representative Herzberger and express our deep regret and sorrow occasioned by his death; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

That, in the death of Arthur C. Herzberger, the people of the State of Colorado have lost an outstanding citizen and public servant and that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly, do hereby extend our deep and heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family and pay tribute to a man who served his state well and faithfully.

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this memorial be sent to Representative Herzberger's wife, Sheryl M. Herzberger of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his daughter, Dr. Barbara Herzberger of Cambridge, England, and his stepchildren, Tammy Frankforter of Anchorage, Alaska, Tracy Carpenter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chris Wehrer of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Judith M. Rodrigue Charles E. Berry