TORRINGTON – Longtime Torrington resident Gene F. Arp, 93, passed away on Dec. 1, 2017, at the Goshen Healthcare Community. Cremation has taken place.
He was born June 27, 1924 to Opal and Ferdinand Arp in Trenton, Neb. The family had a farm and dairy cattle operation, then later moved to the Sheep Creek community in western Nebraska.
Gene graduated from Liberty High School, attended Garden City Community College in Kansas and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a B-24 bomber pilot during WWII. During pilot’s training he met and married Beulah Mae Reynolds of Charleston, W.V.
After WWII ended he returned to Torrington and worked as a Case farm equipment parts manager for some 44 years. Gene was a member of the Torrington United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association. He was a founding member and a past officer of the Goshen County Sportsman’s Club.
Gene is survived by daughters Deidre Connell of Lutz, Fla., and Dianne (Derrell) Riley of Mesquite, Nev.; sons Randall (Pat) Arp of Torrington and Bryan (Julie) Arp of Cheyenne; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving him is his brother Max Arp of Wheatridge, Colo.
His wife Beulah; his parents; and his sisters Ann “Susie” Huls, Janice Alexander and Kathryn “Kay” McVeigh preceded him in death.
In lieu of charitable contributions Gene’s family wishes that you spend time with family while the opportunity exists. An inurnment and family graveside service will be held at a later date.