Arthur James Person
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Arthur James Person, 49, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, died Sept. 4 in a motorcycle accident in Silt, Colorado. He was born Nov. 28, 1960 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Andrew and Donna Greenleaf and was a long-time resident of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Art graduated from Central High school in Cheyenne, receiving a welding scholarship to the University of Wyoming. He attended Laramie County Community College and the University of Rhode Island. He was a star football player, champion wrestler, and boxer, winning many awards in his school years.
At the time of his death, Art was president of Person Welding Inc. in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He did high tech welding on paper mills, gold mines, power plants, and pipe lines, designing and building many structures all over the United States. His career included being a licensed electrician, a certified asbestos expert and a certified welding engineer. He was just starting a new business, Person and Sons Welding Inc., with his two sons, Derrick and Kelly Person, when his life was cut short by the motorcycle accident.
In his early years, Art worked in the oil industry in Wyoming and Colorado, was the manager for the family ranch, “Eagle Canyon Ranch,” near Albin, Wyoming, and owned and operated a tree cutting and lawn service. He participated for many years in the wild horse races in Cheyenne Frontier Days, winning numerous times. He was an avid mountain, rock and ice climber and spelunker. He also enjoyed camping, river rafting, boating, and fishing. He was a fan of NASCAR and at one time owned and raced his own car.
Art is survived by his mother, Donna Person; sons, Derrick and Kelly Person; grandson, Kellen James Person; sisters, Jan Person, Andrea Person, and Autumn Greenleaf; niece, Grace Greenleaf; step father, Albin Wagner; and three aunts, Tommi Homuth, Ramona Huddleston, and Carol Lucy. He was proceeded in death by his father, grandparents, and one aunt, Judy Diamond.
A memorial service will be held in Vedauwoo park near Cheyenne, Wyoming in the near future for family and friends.
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