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Arlan Hogsett - December 31, 2010


Arlan Clyde Hogsett, 66, was born Sept. 15, 1944 in Imperial, Neb. to Clyde and Bonnie (Chandler) Hogsett. He died Dec. 31, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz.

His early years were spent near Lamar, Neb. on the family farm. While he was in grade school, the family moved to Holyoke and later to Haxtun. He graduated from Haxtun High School in 1964. Arlan worked for several family members doing farm work during this time.

Arlan joined the Air Force in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1968. While in the Air Force he worked as an Air Policeman at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs and was assigned to NORAD when it officially began operations. He also served at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.

In February of 1967 he married Barbara Mason of Holyoke. They resided mostly in Sterling, Estes Park and Eads. After retirement, they sold their property, purchased a large fifth-wheel trailer and spent time traveling, spending winters in the sunny climate of Texas and Arizona.

Arlan retired from CDOT. His favorite part of his job was plowing snow. He was meticulous in his work and won several awards for his performance.

He taught fiberglass repair and fabrication at NJC for two years. He always enjoyed repairing things, especially boats. He could usually figure out a unique way to fix about everything.

Arlan was a member of American Legion and a lifetime member of VFW. He was a commander and assisted with many military funeral services. He also belonged to North American Fishing Club and Escapees RV Club.

His favorite hobby was fishing, especially at Lake McConaughy. He loved to be out in his boat with family and friends. He also enjoyed travel and sightseeing. He really liked eating Cajun food in Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janice R. Kaiser; father, Alvin Clyde Hogsett; and sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Hogsett.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Bryan and wife Amy of Evans and Brent and wife Julie of Greeley,; mother, Bonnie Hogsett of Haxtun; brother, Gary Hogsett of Hot Springs, Ark.; and his three grandchildren, Emily L. and Devin P. Hogsett of Evans and Kaitlyn G. Hogsett of Greeley.

There was no visitation, as cremation was chosen. The memorial service was held Jan. 7 at United Methodist Church in Haxtun with Pastor David Barton officiating. Inurnment will take place at Haxtun Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168, http://www.fisherhouse.org/donate/index.html.

Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.