Joseph Paul Arnott

joseph arnott

December 21, 1963 ~ April 12, 2007

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Joseph Paul 'Joe' Arnott, 43, of Pueblo, Colo., was born Dec. 21, 1963, in Pueblo, and died April 12, 2007. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Eugene Arnott, in 1982; and his grandparents, Bill and Mary Arnott and Norman and Bernadette Imblum. Joe is survived by his parents, Bill and Elaine Arnott of Pueblo; his former beloved wife, Tonya Shelton; siblings, Pat Arnott of Reno, NV, Dennis (Shelly) Arnott and Laurie (Ed) Krall of Pueblo, and Brian (Amy) Arnott of Fort Collins; nieces and nephews, Leanna, Christopher, Bridget, Jonathan and Bryson Arnott, and Elaina Rose Krall; his uncle, Norman Imblum; aunts, Mary Pat (Allan) Kaletsky, Lynne Richardson and La Quita Imblum; numerous cousins and friends. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to pursue an education in meteorology, and later was employed at the Pueblo Regional Center. Joe came into this world with a twinkle in his eye and a unique ability to do things differently than the rest of us. Born in a snow storm, he loved the weather all of his life. He often found humor in those mundane parts of life most of us tend to miss. He loved to study history and geology and to fly fish in mountain streams, especially near Crested Butte, Colo. We all enjoyed sitting around talking, reading poetry and telling stories of our lives. He was a sensitive soul with a kind heart. Joe truly loved his family and friends. He was a sensitive soul with a kind heart. Joe truly loved his family and friends. He was loved by those who knew him. His life will be remembered and our memories will be cherished. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2007, with the Reverend Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Both services at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his memory to The Compassionate Friends, support group for bereaved parents, P.O. Box 11552, Pueblo, Colo. 81001. Online condolences,

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  1. Happy Birthday Joe,

    Miss you, I still have dreams about fishing with you. My favorites are when I actually get to fish with you and I don’t realize you are gone until I wake up. Sometimes we just talk instead of fishing. Those are ok as well.


  2. Joe and I hunted rocks, trout, thunderstorms and beer for several seasons when stationed together in Colorado Springs. We’d fish Grape Creek when it was still clean and a local secret, dig the pegmatites in places still secret, and talk weather non-stop. He showed me around Colorado, and I showed him a dog that could point trout. He was a good friend, a great weatherman, and I am sure he is still wandering the mountains with one eye on the sky and one eye on the rocks.

  3. I just found out about Joe. I’m so sorry to hear that he passed away so young. He and I were good friends and roommates while stationed at Galena, Alaska. He loved being a meteorologist even more than myself. He was a funny, honest, and a truly amazing person. He will surely be missed. My condolences goes out to his family.

  4. Joe, another year is upon us and I still miss you more then the year before. Everytime I listen to the weather I think of you. Then I say, what do you think Joe, you thinks that’s right? Is it gonna snow or will it be ok. I miss you so much my friend. Someday we will meet again. beth

  5. Time is passing and pain still stays. Life is living and pain still stays. Memories are abundant and pain still stays. My brother, my friend I miss you and wish you were here. I am mad at you but I forgive you. The pain still stays.

    love you brother,

  6. I just found out today about Joe’s death. I’m so sorry, he was the most loving person to ever pass through my life. Please accept my condolences for Joe and his father.

  7. My Darlings Geno and Elaine,

    I’ve thought a lot about your beloved Joseph these last days. At my last job I heard a woman speak about her near death experience. She said she believed we are sent here to do a job and when that job is finished we go home to our Heavenly Father. I know your Joe taught us many things but most of all…that we MUST continue to love one another despite everything.
    God Love You Both Very Much…….

    Mad Love,

  8. Dear Family, I want to tell you that I will always see Joe in the clouds, rocks and everything outdoors. As others have said, he was a special, sweet guy. I feel blessed to have him in my life and will keep his sweetness with me always. Love to all. xoxoxx

  9. Dear Arnott Family,
    Please know how much I am thinking about all of you. There are no magical words to take the pain away but please know how saddened I am for all of you. Gene & Elaine you have been such a great support to me & my family & so many others I hope we can all give that back to you in some small way.

  10. Dear Geno and Elaine & family,
    We remember Joe as a tender young man who loved you all very much. We grieve his loss with you and remember you in our prayers daily.
    All our love in Christ, Bud & Julie

  11. To the Arnott Family,

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. We appreciate all the help and support you provided our family when we faced the loss of a child, and we extend our sympathy and support during this difficult time.

    Paul, Tauri, and Matt Sims

  12. Dear Bill, Elaine, and family,

    I grieve that you must bury a second child and brother. I will celebrate a one month anniversary Mass for Joe on May 18, 2007.

    Love and Prayers,

    Fr. Mike

  13. Arnott Family,
    Very sorry for your loss! Since the intro of email we feel closer to distant family but wish we could visit again soon.
    God loves you & so do we.
    Terry & Judy Negley

    PS—Mother sends her sympathy.

  14. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family over the loss of your dearest son Joe. We met him years ago when we spent an evening in your home in Pueblo with our friends Bud and Betty Shelton. Be sure that Joe and you will be in our prayers.

  15. Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family over the loss of your dearest son Joe. We met him when we stayed an evening in your home in Pueblo. Please be sure that he and you will be in our prayers.

  16. Dearest Family –
    Although we are miles apart each of you are in our prayers daily. Joe made a positive difference in the lives of those who were blessed to have known him. When all is said and done, that is truly what matters – that we touched someone in a positive way and left a lasting indelible impression. God’s blessings to each of you.

    Love and prayers – always,
    Kathye and Rick Kilgore
    Aunt Tida – Teresa Kant

  17. Dear Bill, Elaine and family, I was saddened to learn of your son’s passing and my heart aches for you. Please know that I am so sorry that you have to experience the emptiness of his earthly absence. It is difficult for me to be so far away from people I care about but my prayers, faith and love are being sent to you not only now but in the days to come. The Lord always finds the most wonderful ways to bring strength and comfort to our hardest days. I pray that it will bring for all of you a sense of peace.
    In Prayer and Sympathy,
    Ruth Shefcyk
    Lake Orion, MI

  18. To the Arnott family,
    Joe was such a kind and loving person, I went to school with Joe and other Arnott siblings, he always had a smile on his face and was so friendly, I was shocked to see his passing but I know that he is in a better place and he is at peace, may the Arnott family find comfort from family and friends that knew Joe and loved him! God Bless you all!
    Dayna,Jim, James and Erin Rose Cosby

  19. Dennis(Bip) I was sure saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. My prayers go out to you and your family. I know we don’t see each other much but classmates are always in my thoughts. God Bless

  20. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Arnott and Family – For several years, I worked with Joe at the Pueblo Regional Center. We had offices in the same building and I saw him frequently. Joe was the “Rubik’s Cube” of scheduling and transportation. He made the complexities of the job look easy; but it wasn’t, and still isn’t, especially without him. He checked the weather frequently, and kept us apprised of impending changes, both good and bad. He truly CARED about us and showed it daily. Joe had an engaging smile and a gentle nature. When he talked about arrowhead hunting, Crested Butte, or outdoor activities, his eyes were bright with excitement. Joe has a great many friends at PRC, and we are extremely saddened by his loss. I will always remember what a special person he was, to me, and to so many others. I know that he is safe and happy now in God’s loving hands.

  21. Dear Dennis (Bip),
    I was very shocked and sad to hear the news about your brother. I know how much your family means to you . I haven’t seen or talked to any of you in quite a long time but just know that you and your family are in my thoughts. My family sends their condolences as well. Please don’t hesitate if you need anything. God Bless.


  22. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Arnott, You don’t know me but I’m Victor Verner’s Aunt and my son Randy is Vic’s cousin.We got acquainted with Joe years ago at Christmas time at my sister Becky Verner’s house. We loved and his wife.He was a fine young man. Our condolences go out to you with all our hearts. Sincerly Marge Thompson and my kids-Randy and Gael.

  23. With deepest sympathy. Although I did not know Joe, he sounds like a wonderful person who will live in your hearts always.

  24. To The Arnott Family-
    We are so deeply saddened by the loss of Joe. He was a wonderful neighbor, friend, and quite the gentlemen. He spent many hours outside playing catch, lending a hand, or just sitting around sharing stories with us especially predicting the weather. We will cherish him and all the wonderful memories.

    Our Thoughts and Prayers,
    Kimber and Kynlee Peaker

  25. To the Arnott Family, My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. His spirit will live on in your hearts.

  26. To the Arnott family, Please accept my condolences at this sad time for your family. I am sorry that I did not have the pleasure of knowing Joe. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. To the Arnott family. I am deeply sadden by Joe’s passing we were friends for many years, we worked together at PRC until my retirement. We continued our friendship. He was a fine loving and caring man who I will miss deeply. Joe I loved like a brother and my heart aches for your family . I will remember you all in my prayers. God grant you the peace you so deserve.

  28. Mr. and Mrs Arnott:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.


    Darlene (Pritekel) Miller

  29. Tonya,
    I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. I think of you often. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. To the Arnott Family,
    We are sorry to hear about your devastating loss. Joe will be dearly missed by many friends.

  31. Bill Elaine and Family: My thoughts, love, and sympathy goes out to all of the family. Not only Joe, but all of you hold a special place in my heart. I have and will always love all of you from the bottom of my heart. I truly am sadened upon the news of Joe’s passing. I only wish I could be there to support you during this difficult time. I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers as I love and think of all of you very often. May God comfort you and be with you during this difficult time in your life. Love you always.

    Stuart Nolan

  32. Mr. and Mrs. Arnott and family. I am very sorry for loss of Joe, but I want to say that my life was enriched because of him. He was a sweet and gentle soul. He will always have a special place in my heart.

  33. Mrs. Arnott,
    I just found out about Joe and its a year later. I knew him in High School and I am saddend by his loss. He will be forever remembered by me. He was so loving and kind and just a joy to be around. He definately touched my life! I am so sorry for your loss.

    Whitney Storm

  34. Dear Bill and Elaine,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family over the loss of your dear son. Please know that you are in our prayers and may God fill you with love and peace. Very Sincerely,
    Dan and Joan Medved

  35. Elaine and Bill, My heart is filled with sadness at your loss. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. Know that he is in a better place.

  36. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Arnott family. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.

    Rod & Cindy Pacheco and boys

  37. “As the months pass and the seasons change, something of tranquility descends, and although the well-remembered footstep will not sound again, nor the voice call from the room beyond, there seems to be about one, in the air, an atmosphere of love, a living presence. It is as though one shared, in some indefinable manner, the freedom and the peace of another world where there is no more pain…The feeling is simply there, pervading all thought, all action. When Christ the healer said, ‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted,’ he must have meant this.”
    Sadly missed, memories cherished,
    Smiles and laughter remembered.
    Love, thoughts, and prayers for your family.
    Tonya and family,
    Mike and numerous friends.

  38. Dear Family,

    As Joe’s anniversary date approaches I just wanted to let you know how much I think of my brother. I miss him every day. I wish we could have done something to help with his problems. We all tried in our own ways. No one could really help him except himself. I love you all.


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