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May 2004       Vol. 33, No. 5       Page  98
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The CBA Remembers The Lives and Contributions of Colorado Attorneys

Daniel B. Cress
Daniel B. Cress, owner of Summit Audio Video, died February 16, 2004. He was 44. Cress’s production company had a twenty-year history of recording continuing legal education programs and seminars for CBA–CLE and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Cress was a Colorado Springs resident since 1965. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fly-fishing, camping, mountain climbing, water skiing, and scuba diving. He is survived by his wife Sandi Adler, his son Terry Cress, his mother, and two siblings. A memorial fund has been established in Cress’s name to help with medical and future education expenses for his son. Contributions may be forwarded to: Wells Fargo Bank, 481 Hwy. 105, Ste. 214, Monument, CO 80132.

Richard E.
Richard E. Hartman
died January 5, 2004. He was 83. Hartman was born and raised in Montrose, Colorado. He served as a company commander with the 63rd Infantry Division during World War II and received a Bronze Star for valor under fire. Hartman received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. He was licensed to practice law in 1953 and practiced law in Colorado for fifty years. He was a member of the Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations. Hartman served on the national and state boards of the Trial Lawyers Association. He served as president of the Englewood Rotary Club, was a Dale Carnegie instructor, and a long-time supporter of the Fine Arts Foundation. Hartman and his wife Rhondda, whom he married in 1958, traveled worldwide, visiting all of the Continents except Antarctica. Hartman is survived by Rhondda, five children, and nine grandchildren. Contributions in Hartman’s memory may be made to the Fine Arts Foundation Fund, 6216 S. Galena Ct., Englewood, CO 80111.

T. Raber Taylor died in March 2004. He was 93. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1936 and was licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1937. He joined the CBA and DBA in 1938 and was an Honor Life member. He was a member of several CBA committees, including the Trust, Tax, Real Estate, and Litigation Committees. Taylor worked closely with Denver’s disadvantaged through the Catholic Church. In 1971, he was knighted by Pope Paul VI for his work with the poor. Taylor is survived by Josephine Reddin Taylor, his wife of more than sixty-five years, seven daughters, nineteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. For information or to become a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith, (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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