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March 2003       Vol. 32, No. 3       Page  104
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Colorado Bar Association Remembers
The Lives and Contributtions of
Colorado Attorneys


Denver attorney Frank L. Hays, Jr. died January 25, 2003. He was 81. Hays, a native Denverite, attended East High School, the University of Colorado in Boulder ("CU") as an undergraduate, and the University of Denver ("DU") College of Law. While attending CU, Hays was a pilot for United Airlines. After graduating from CU in 1942, Hays served as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he trained pilots for World War II. In 1948, the same year he graduated from DU, he married Virginia Lou Hilton in Denver. Hays was Colorado Senate Majority Leader from 1955 to 1956. He served as Colorado Lieutenant Governor from 1957 to 1959. He was a corporate attorney and lobbyist for the Denver law firm of Hays, Hays & Wilson until his retirement in 1988. Hays was an Honor Life member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He is survived by his wife and two children. Contributions in Hays’s memory may be made in the name of Virginia Lou Hilton Hays to: Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center, 1600 S. Potomac St., Aurora, CO 80012.

Retired attorney Leo F. Henrichs died in 2002. He was 85. Henrichs joined the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations in 1950, and was an Honor Life member of both. His law practice emphasized employment and workers’ compensation law.

Victoria B. Kimbrough, a former Associate Member of the Colorado Bar Association, died January 30, 2003. She was 36. Kimbrough graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1989, with a B.A. degree in Russian Studies. She received a paralegal certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute in 1990 and achieved Certified Legal Assistant status in 1998. Her paralegal specialty was in commercial real estate. She was a member and former co-chair of the CBA Paralegal Committee and was co-chair of the CBA Real Estate Law Section in 2002. Kimbrough also served as treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association and National Federation of Paralegal Associations ("NFPA"). In 2002, she was appointed NFPA’s director of finance. Contributions in Kimbrough’s name may be sent to: Humane Society of Boulder, 2323 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301.

Warren L. Turner died January 10, 2003. He was 76. Turner, a former member of the Colorado Bar Association, first joined the Mesa County Bar Association in 1951. He was a member of the Real Estate Law and the Trust & Estate Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association. He also was a member of the Colorado Bar Foundation.

Hon. Frederick M. Winner, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Denver, died January 22, 2003, at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 90. Winner was a Denver native. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Colorado–Boulder. Winner was well-known as a trial lawyer and represented several newspapers and news wire services in First Amendment cases. He became a federal judge in 1970 and was named Chief Judge in 1978. Winner retired his judgeship in 1983 and returned to private practice. He and his wife of seventy years, Frankie Ransburger Winner, moved to Grand Junction in 2001. She died in November 2002. Winner is survived by two daughters, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

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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