Arthur “Wayne” Denny of Cortez lived 101 years. He needed every single one to accomplish all he did.
During his life, he was a college track star, a World War II veteran, a county assessor, a state senator, a dedicated bowler and a dad who played pranks on his kids by putting rocks in their sleeping bags.
“He was something else,” said stepdaughter Arlene Allen, who was Denny’s caretaker in his later years.
State senators paid tribute to their former colleague Monday morning while Denny’s wife, Viola, and 15 friends and family members watched, The Durango Herald reports.