Gregory Arthur Arness, 58, of Penrose, passed away June 12, 2015. Survived by wife, Debra J. Arness; son, Corey L. Arness; 11 siblings and their families; and many, many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Jens and Mildred Arness; six sisters, Jeanette, Alice, Shirley, Marilyn, Bonnie Sue and June; and sister-in-law, Karen. Greg was born Sept. 28, 1956, in Palisade, Minn. and worked for the State of Colorado Department of Revenue. He enjoyed eating, cooking, genealogy, arguing about politics, conservation radio, gardening, fishing, canning and boating. Greg was a member of the National Republican Committee and was a delegate. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, and service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastors Wayland Hutto and Robert Hughbanks officiating. Interment, Fowler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wayside Cross of Pueblo through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I’ve known Greg since he first started at the Department of Revenue, many, many years ago. I always enjoyed talking with him. He was such a pleasant person. It just felt good to be in his presence. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold your memories close to your heart.

  2. Greg was truly delightful to supervise as his supervisor when I worked at the
    Colorado Department of Revenue. He was
    filled with enthusiasm and passion for his job.
    He also exercised compassion when dealing with taxpayers and yet he was
    firm. He usually went beyond his job
    duties to resolve issues. He will be
    missed but will never be forgotten as a good employee and nice guy.

  3. Greg was a great co-worker. As a TP Agent he was the best support ever and as a Revenue Agent he was ever diligent but fair. He was what I thought should be the perfect role model for the job. He was a good person and one need spend just a moment with him to know how much he loved and cared for Debbie and Corey. Our prayers are with you both in this difficult time.

  4. I worked with Greg at the State of Colorado until I retired in 2008. He was very knowledgeable and very considerate of his co-workers. My condolences to his family.

  5. Love and peace be with you and your family at this time. You lived a life much fuller than anyone would have ever guessed when you were young. You were a “mover” then and didn’t let your heart problems slow you down too much in life. Prayers for all your family.

  6. My family’s prayers are with Greg’s family at his sudden death. He will be missed by his fellow employees at the Dept. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  7. Vernon and I were so saddened to hear of Greg’s passing and send our regards and deepest sympathy. He was the nicest person to work with when he was helping us with our taxes and we will miss him a lot.

  8. Our prayers and condolences on the loss of a good friend, supporter and delegate. We will miss his presence and participation at future meetings. May he rest in peace.

  9. Rest in piece,Greg. You worried about retirement and medical expenses but now you are in God’s hands. Even with health struggles,you found happiness with a wife and child. They too will have fond memories of their life with you.

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