First Regular Session

Sixty-second General Assembly

LLS NO. M99­0828.01 Freyja Damron





WHEREAS, By the Will of Divine Providence, our beloved former member, Sanders Gibson "Sandy" Arnold, departed this life on March 1, 1999, at the age of 69; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold was born November 26, 1929, in Boulder, Colorado; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold graduated from Boulder High School in 1948, attended the University of Denver, and was a graduate of the Ford Merchandising Institute; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold, following service in the U.S. Army, joined his father and brothers in the family business of Arnold Brothers Ford in Boulder and Arnold­Brewer Ford in Estes Park; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold served his community for many years as director of the United Bank of Boulder, the Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold was an active member of the March of Dimes, Boulder Pow Wow Rodeo, and the Ford Dealer's Association; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold left the family business to run for political office and was elected in 1969 to the Colorado House of Representatives where he served four terms of office; and

WHEREAS, As a member of the House of Representatives, Representative Arnold served on several committees, including the Labor Committee, the Local Government Committee, the Transportation and Highway Committee, the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee, and the joint Budget Committee, and he chaired the Appropriations Committee; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold received 14 public awards for his legislative work in the areas of education, mental health, the mentally handicapped, the environment, land use, tax relief, and campaign reform; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold sponsored the bill to allow motor vehicles to make right turns on a red light; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold was a strong advocate of the University of Colorado and the rights of students and children; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold was named "Most Outstanding Legislator" by his peers from both political parties; and

WHEREAS, Representative Arnold was a giant of a man physically and in spirit, known for his booming bass voice, big heart, and ready smile; and

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

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

That, in the death of Sanders Arnold, the people of the state of Colorado have lost a dedicated public servant and outstanding citizen, and that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Sixty­second 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; and

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Memorial be sent to Representative Arnold's son Sanders Arnold, Jr., his granddaughters Emily and Mary Arnold, his sister Sally A. Streamer, and his brothers William and E.R. "Pat" Arnold.