|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1935|
Death Carries Off Arnold Bishop, 22, On Threshold of Promising Manhood
After an illness lasting many months, Arnold Bishop, 22-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Bishop, died in Denver on Sunday, March 31 and was buried in the Buckskin cemetery in Alma Wednesday afternoon. High mass conducted by Father Tojhmi was held at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in the St. Francis de Sales church in Denver, after which there were brief services here at the Humphrey mortuary that same afternoon.
The Moore mortuary of Denver was in charge and the beautiful service was conducted by Father O'Herron of Englewood. Robert Harper rendered two very appropriate vocal selections and the following boyhood friends of Arnold's acted as pallbearers: Chad Spurlock, Leslie Denny, Bill Lewis, Jack Moran, Earl Fishel and Tom O'Malia. He leaves to mourn his death his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Bishop, a brother, Harry C. Bishop, Jr., and two sisters, Miss Mary Alice Bishop and Mrs. Frances A. Warmbrodt, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Arnold Bishop was born in Alma, Colo., on July 22, 1912.In 1915, he moved to Fairplay with his parents, where he entered and completed both the grade and high school. He graduated from the latter with the class of 1930, after which he entered Kansas City Junior College in Kansas City, Mo. After pursuing courses in the science of higher mathematics, which had always intrigued him, he decided to broaden his background and at the end of one and one-half years, he returned to Colorado and entered the Barnes Business College in Denver, where he completed a business course in June, 1933. The same fall he entered Denver University, where he became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
During both his high school and college careers, he was a star athlete, winning several trophies and letters in basketball, track and gym. His motto in athletics, as in life, was "Shoot square – win or lose."
His failing health prevented him from carrying on in the field of his business training for any great length of time, his most interesting experience being connected with the employment service offices of the RFC in Denver, where he encountered men from all walks of life. This afforded one with Arnold's keen observation and sense of humor a great deal of pleasure and valuable experience.
To know Arnold was to love and admire him. His many "hero worshippers," among his small boy friends testifies to his genuine sportsmanship and sterling qualities better than anything we might say. "A reg'lar fellar," he was to them and one whom they hoped to be like as they grew older. It may well be said that he has left nothing but pleasurable memories behind, for at all time he was a trustworthy, honorable, loving and dutiful son.
Source: Fairplay Flume newspaper, April 5, 1935
Created by: Christie Wright
Record added: May 25, 2011
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