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November 2002       Vol. 31, No. 11       Page  98
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Native Coloradan George A. Holley died September 22, 2002. He was 76. Holley was born in Eaton, Colorado, and lived in Wheat Ridge most of his life. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Denver. Holley became a member of the Colorado Bar Association in 1952. He was a member of the CBA Litigation Section and Awards Committee. Holley helped found the Community Chest in Jefferson County, which later became United Way. He was active in the Republican Party and was a member of the ACLU. He was an Honor Life member of the CBA and the First Judicial Bar Association. Holley is survived by three children and by his wife. Contributions in Holley’s memory may be made to: Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO 80215.

Milton Richert, a CBA member for forty-four years, died at the age of 78. He was licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1951 and joined the CBA in 1952. In addition to being a CBA "Senior" member, Richert was a member of the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar.

Retired attorney Daniel W. Whalen, Jr. of Wheat Ridge died at the age of 77. Whalen was admitted to practice law in Colorado and joined the CBAin 1965.

On September 22, 2002, Past CBA President Lawrence M. Wood died in Denver. He was 87. Wood was born in Sandersville, Georgia, on March 20, 1915. He attended State Preparatory School in Boulder, Colorado. He received B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Colorado–Boulder. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1939. In 1946, Wood was admitted to practice law before the U.S.District Court, District of Colorado, and in 1952 before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. Wood was a First Vice-President of the Denver Bar Association during 1964–1965, and was the 1968 recipient of the Denver Bar Association Award of Merit. He was a member of the CBA Board of Governors during 1965–1967, was CBA President-Elect during 1971–1972, and was President of the CBA during 1972–1973. He also was a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors and the American Judicature Society. Wood is survived by three children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Contributions in Wood’s memory may be made to: University of Colorado Foundation for the School of Law, Campus Box 401, Boulder, CO 80309.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation was established in 1953 and functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Foundation promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants to help educate the general public and provide assistance to the state’s legal institutions. All gifts to the Foundation are deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. For additional details about becoming a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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