Louis Arnold, Jr, 82, Hawk Springs

Private family services will be held for LOUIS ARNOLD JR, 82. Louis died September 16, 2013 at the Community Hospital in Torrington with his family by his side. Louis had been a patient at the Goshen Care Center for a year and a half. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to either the Hawk Springs Fire Department of Pet Pals Inc, who are taking care of his beloved cat, Blackie. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Louis had lived in Hawk Springs, Wyoming all his life where he farmed and ranched. He graduated from Hawk Springs and was the first to attend Torrington Community College which was located at the bottom of the old Torrington High School and then moved to the bottom of the Cottiers building on East B Street. He would come home in the spring to farm and ranch on the home place where his parents, Louis Sr and Pearl homesteaded. He loved to farm and grew watermelon and cantaloupe which he gave to friends. He always had lots of friends during watermelon season. Louis delighted in showing people his "magic" knives and making people laugh.

Louis met the love of his life at a school dance where he was performing. He played a number of musical instruments. Louis and Elizabeth (Betty) were married June 11, 1950. They lived all their lives on the homestead. They had three beloved children, Lindsey (Betty), Linda (Larry) York of Hawk Springs and Barry of Torrington. He had two grandsons, Brandon (Courtney) York of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Dan Arnold of Torrington. He also had two great grandsons, Lance and Mason York of Cheyenne. He is survived by a sister Ruby (George) Oschner and family of Torrington and sister-in-law Marilyn Johnson and family of Denver, Colorado and is survived by his cat Blackie. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Leroy; sister Lila; brothers-in-law Lloyd Craton and RV Johnson; and daughter-in-law Linda Arnold.

Louis loved the Lord, taught Sunday school and was a church elder. He was also on the school board, district school board, and the South East Soil Conservation Board. He was a member of the Hawk Springs Volunteer Fire Department for forty years and also served on the District Fire Department.

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