HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4607, by Representatives Roach, Ahern, Casada and Hurst


      WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington state legislature to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals who have embraced and demonstrated the standards of excellence that enhance the well-being and quality of life of the citizens of the state of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, It is the intent of the members of the fifty-seventh House of Representatives to recognize and honor the life and public service of former Representative Elmer Hyppa; and

      WHEREAS, Elmer Hyppa, a lifetime resident of Buckley, Washington, worked throughout his life to improve and enhance the livelihood of others; and

      WHEREAS, Elmer Hyppa served bravely and patriotically in World War II in the United States' navy seabee's battalion; and

      WHEREAS, The House of Representatives recognizes and honors the dutiful and selfless service of Elmer Hyppa in the House of Representatives from 1953 to 1957 to the people of the twenty-fifth district; and

      WHEREAS, The House of Representatives recognizes and honors Elmer Hyppa's service as Sergeant at Arms from 1957 to 1967 as a testimony for his desire to protect and preserve the civility and importance of conducting the business of the people; and

      WHEREAS, Elmer Hyppa served as an officer and member on numerous community organizations further demonstrating his commitment to civic duty; and

      WHEREAS, The House of Representatives recognizes and honors the life-long efforts of Elmer Hyppa to improve his district's systems of transportation, education, and health care on behalf of the people and the generations to come;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor Elmer Hyppa as a man of the people and for the people, in all his efforts to improve the quality of life in the great state of Washington; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the family of Elmer Hyppa.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4607 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         Feburary 1, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk  Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk