Richard Arnold

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  1. Doralyn Genova

    My heartfelt condolences go to the entire Arnold family. Dick was a sincerely special person and a remarkable man. His zest for living and overcoming life’s challenges is an inspiration to all who say “you can’t” and “never will”. Dick definitely proved you could! May God bless Dick and your family in his passing.

  2. Kent and Sheila Warner

    Dick was a class mate of mine while attending Grand Junction High School, 1960. After returning from the service our friendship took up again at Colorado State University and continued on to Denver. A kinder person you could not find, he always had a smile on his face and was so happy to see you, He met his life’s challenges with guts and gusto, not letting any thing stop him from his goals in life. He will be truly missed, and is someone that had a positive impact on my life. God Speed and God Bless Dick. Kent Warner. Clifton , Colorado

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Life Stories

Richard Arnold

In Loving Memory

Born:
December 1, 1941 Inglewood, California

Passed Away:
August 11, 2010 Denver, Colorado

Memorial Service
1:00pm, Plum Creek Chapel, Sedalia
 

Richard Lee Arnold (Hawkii) December 1 1941 – August 11 – 2010 Dick passed away August 11th in Denver, CO, freeing him to climb mountains and ride his bike again. Dick was born to Woodrow and Marjorie Heisler Arnold Dec. 1, 1941 in Inglewood, CA. but grew up in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction graduating with the class of 1960 from GJHS. A 1964 car accident in which Dick was a passenger left him in a coma for 25 days. Doctors said he would never walk again, but he proved them wrong, climbing 14,000ft Mt Elbert five times, Mt McKinley in Alaska and many of the 14,000ft peaks in Colorado. Usually on snow shoes! While learning to walk again Dick began bicycle therapy which he soon took outside. Dick rode in Rag Bre, Iowa for 11 years and Ride the Rockies many times. Dick rode for many charities and rode 3,400 miles from Spokane, WA to Atlantic City, NJ for the American Lung Assc. He was riding from Disneyland to Disneyworld when he broke his ankle in Texas. This ended his long rides, but he still rode thousands of mile a year in and around Denver. Dick worked at the Federal Center for 17 years, followed by employment at Goodwill and King Soopers in Thornton retiring in 2005. Dick enjoyed sports of any kind, attending Rockies games, watching football and any other sport on TV. Dick is preceeded in death by both parents and his sister Marcia Tomlinson. He is survived by his sister Sharon Stover (Lester), three nieces, Theresa Hager, Grand Jct., Susan Gobbo, Morrison, Alice Ulman (David) Grand Jct and one nephew Terry Edris, Grand Jct., and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Please sign the guest book at allstatescremation.com. Family services will be held in Grand jct.

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  1. Doralyn Genova

    My heartfelt condolences go to the entire Arnold family. Dick was a sincerely special person and a remarkable man. His zest for living and overcoming life’s challenges is an inspiration to all who say “you can’t” and “never will”. Dick definitely proved you could! May God bless Dick and your family in his passing.

  2. Kent and Sheila Warner

    Dick was a class mate of mine while attending Grand Junction High School, 1960. After returning from the service our friendship took up again at Colorado State University and continued on to Denver. A kinder person you could not find, he always had a smile on his face and was so happy to see you, He met his life’s challenges with guts and gusto, not letting any thing stop him from his goals in life. He will be truly missed, and is someone that had a positive impact on my life. God Speed and God Bless Dick. Kent Warner. Clifton , Colorado

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