HOUSE RESOLUTION NO.2009-4612, by Representatives Liias, Van De Wege, Ericks, Simpson, Carlyle, Nelson, Dammeier, Probst, Hope, and Appleton

     WHEREAS, Arthur "Art" DeLisle was a dedicated paramedic and firefighter who spent more than a decade serving and helping the people of Snohomish County; and
     WHEREAS, During his career as a paramedic, DeLisle helped bring twenty-three healthy babies into the world; and
     WHEREAS, His confidence in his own abilities inspired co-workers to hold themselves and their work to the highest standards; and
     WHEREAS, DeLisle served the United States with pride in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Beirut, Lebanon, during the 1970's; and
     WHEREAS, Art DeLisle's uplifting smile brought about infectious happiness everywhere he went, and with every conversation he held; and
     WHEREAS, Art DeLisle touched the lives of hundreds in his community through his gifts as a medical trainer, emergency caregiver, and firefighter; and
     WHEREAS, Snohomish County valued his leadership, his energy, and his dedication to the community; and
     WHEREAS, Art DeLisle's lifestyle exemplified what it means to live life to the fullest; and
     WHEREAS, His exhilarating adventures and global travels encouraged those around him to see beyond borders and expand their world views; and
     WHEREAS, Art DeLisle was a loving father, a dedicated husband, an avid adventurer, a lifelong traveler, and an inspiring servant;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognizes and honors Arthur "Art" DeLisle's dedication to the people of Snohomish County and the State of Washington as a paramedic and firefighter, his valued leadership that inspired so many, and his admired sense of adventure; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the DeLisle family, the Edmonds Fire Department, and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1828.

I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4612 adopted by the House of Representatives
February 9, 2009

Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk