Arthur Anthony Nogare, 83, passed away on Jan. 13, 2014. Survived by daughter, Lynn Nogare; grandson, Conrad Schanze, US Navy; and dear friend, Bettye Lou Hunley. Preceded in death by daughter, Kim Schanze; brother, Floyd Nogare; parents, Arthur and Beatrice Nogare; and best friends, Leon Cabrera and Ed Elliott. Art was born in Walsenburg, on July 14, 1930, where he graduated from St. Mary High School. He served in the army during the Korean War. Art earned his Bachelor's degree from Southern Colorado State College and worked on his Master's degree from CSU in Ft. Collins. He taught welding for 25 years at Pueblo Community College, ran a successful welding company, AA Welding, owned Statuesque Health Club and was a lifetime member of the Eagles and the Elks. After retirement he worked for the state as a licensed certified welder. Art was one of the most hardworking men and didn't slow down until his death. We are very proud of his strong work ethic. He also loved to fish, hunt and hike in the mountains. Every summer he loved spending time at his cabin and enjoying the mountains. He will be missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thurs., January 23, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward

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  1. Anita, Elke and I were very sorry to hear of Uncle Art’s passing. He was the last conncection we had to our father, Floyd. He is now re-united with his daughter, brother and parents…. I remember him as always as very active and upbeat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynn and Bettye.

  2. Statuesque Health Club is where I first met Art, in 1967. He provided a place for serious trainers back then. It grew to be a very unique experience, where I made some great friends.

    But our friendship really flourished when we began hunting together. We all stayed at the cabin together. It was the best hunting experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve attached some photos. Art could take an apple and a sandwich, sit on the side of a hill and enjoy nature all day long. He really loved nature.

    Art was my welding instructor at So. Colorado State. His trade experience really made it easy to learn. He was a great instructor and it has helped me out throughout my career.

    Another thing about Art, he was very giving, always willing to help people. A few years back, knowing I lived out of town, he helped my elderly dad to fix his car. That is just one of the many things he had done all his life for others.
    I found a true friend when I met Art. I’ll never forget him.

    Sorry I will not be able to attend the services, but my thoughts are definitely with you.

    My Condolences,
    Jim Shaner

    jwnshaner@yahoo.com

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one. May God bless you at this difficult time.

  4. Statuesque Health Club was a hard core gym. Art provided this facility for lifters who needed a private and unique place to train..
    Thanks, Art..
    Don Barbari

  5. Lynn and Conrad,

    We have never met but want to express our condolences at Art’s passing. We knew Art through our mutual friend Leon Cabrera. We stayed with Art at his cabin several times and developed a good friendship with him. His hospitality and sense of humor are warmly remembered. May God bless you at this difficult time.

  6. Lynn, Conrad and Eileen,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. I know that both your Dad and God are watching over you, as are your grandmother and Kim. My heart goes out to all of you.

    Love

    Deanna

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