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Committee Substitute House Concurrent Resolution 49 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 49

(By Delegates Border, Anderson, Armstead, Sumner, Sobonya, Miller, A. Evans, Ellem, Azinger, D. Poling, Perdue, Andes, Arvon, Ashley, Barill, Barrett, Boggs, Butler, Cadle, Canterbury, Cooper, Cowles, Craig, Eldridge, Ellington, Espinosa, D. Evans, Faircloth, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Folk, Frich, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hamrick, Hartman, Householder, Howell, Hunt, Ireland, Jones, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Lynch, Manypenny, Marshall, McCuskey, Miley, Moore, E. Nelson, J. Nelson, O’Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Paxton, Perry, L. Phillips, R. Phillips, Pino, M. Poling, Poore, Raines, Reynolds, Romine, Rowan, Shott, Skinner, P. Smith, R. Smith, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Tomblin, Walker, Walters, Westfall and Young)

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the new South Mineral Wells bridge, bridge number 54.14-6.93, over Tygart Creek on County 54, Route 14, near Mineral Wells, Wood County, the “Larry W. Border Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border was born on June 3, 1951 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and passed away on June 8, 2011; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border was educated in the Wood County schools, and graduated from Parkersburg High School with the Class of 1970; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border earned his Bachelor of Science from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 1975; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border is survived by his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Delegate Anna Border, their children Heather, Rebecca and Christopher and seven grandchildren; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border was a lifelong resident of Wood County, and, along with his wife, resided on a working farm in Davisville, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border was a practicing retail pharmacist for over thirty-five years; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border served as a member of the Wood County Planning Commission for over eighteen years; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border was a member of the Parkersburg Lions Club, a “Melvin Jones Fellow,” a three-term president of the Eastwood Lions Club and served on the cabinets of a number of District 29L Governors; and

    Whereas, Delegate Larry Border served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates for twenty-one years, serving as Minority Whip, Minority Chairman of the House Health and Human Resources Committee and a member of the House Finance, Rules and Agriculture Committees; and

    Whereas, Delegate Border earned the nickname “Den Mother” for his unfailing support and guidance of legislators, and his extra efforts to mentor young people and nurture their interest in public service; and

    Whereas, Delegate Border was described as an “experienced statesman, known for his intelligence, inquisitiveness and wit”; and

    Whereas, Delegate Border was instrumental in placing the road between Mineral Wells and Elizabeth over Elizabeth Hill, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that Delegate Larry Border be remembered and acknowledged for his spirit, statesmanship and his long-time and generous service to his family, to his community, to the West Virginia Legislature and to the State of West Virginia; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the new South Mineral Wells bridge, bridge number 54.14-6.93, over Tygart Creek on County 54, Route 14, near Mineral Wells, Wood County, the “Larry W. Border Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “Larry W. Border Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the family of Delegate Larry Border.

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