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March 2005       Vol. 34, No. 3       Page  81
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

William R. Ross died January 5, 2005. He was 75. Ross was born in Crook County, Wyoming. He attended the University of Nebraska and received his undergraduate degree after returning from a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force. In 1951, Ross married Dorothy Scott Spencer, with whom he had three children. She died in 1980. Ross attended law school at the University of Maryland and received his law degree in 1958. His first job was as assistant to the Solicitor for the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., where he worked on the bill for statehood for Alaska and Hawaii, as well as on legislative matters for members of Congress and congressional committees. He relocated to Denver in 1964. He joined the law firm of Lohf & Barnhill, which was renamed Lohf, Shaiman and Ross in the early 1990s. Ross married Kathleen Riggin Worthington in 1983. They traveled extensively during their marriage of twenty-one years. Ross was a member of the Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Mountain World Trade Center, Colorado and Wyoming Bar Associations, American Judicature Society, and Columbine Country Club. He helped establish the Centennial High School Hockey League and was active in many youth groups. Ross was a member of the CBA Business Law and International Law Sections. He was a supporter of the Metro Volunteer Lawyers organization. Although he formally retired from the full-time practice of law in the late 1990s, Ross continued to do legal work from his home. Ross is survived by his wife Kathleen, three children, and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions in Ross’s name may be sent to: University of Nebraska Foundation, c/o College of Law—Wm. R. Ross Class of 1958, 1010 Lincoln Mall, #300, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Winston W. Wolvington died January 14, 2005. He was 81. Wolvington graduated with an AB degree from Oberlin College in Ohio. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Wolvington became licensed to practice law in 1949. During a lengthy legal career, Wolvington served as a Jefferson County District Judge. He was an Honor Life member of the CBA and First Judicial District Bar. He also was a supporter of the Metro Volunteer Lawyers organization. Wolvington is survived by Shirley, his wife of sixty years; four children; eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions in Wolvington’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter, 455 Sherman St., #500, Denver, CO 80203; or Geneva Glen Camp, P.O. Box 248, Indian Hills, CO 80454.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") was established in 1953, and is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, and promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.







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