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July 2005       Vol. 34, No. 7       Page  108
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Richard W. Boge died in July 2004. He was 51. Boge earned a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 1986. He joined the Colorado and Larimer County Bar Associations in 1995. He was a CBA Real Estate Law Section member. Boge’s professional interests included appellate practice and construction law.

Lionel D. Dunievitz died May 1, 2005. He was 69. Dunievitz attended the University of Colorado School of Law, where he earned an LL.B. degree. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1962. Dunievitz was an attorney with the firms of Huttner & Dunievitz and later Keller & Dunievitz. He also served as a Denver Deputy District Attorney. He was a former member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Dunievitz is survived by his wife Jane. Contributions in Dunievitz’s memory may be made to the Waterman Fund or the Colorado Bar Foundation.

Bert A. Gallegos died April 6, 2005. He was 84. Gallegos was born in Barranca, New Mexico. He attended the University of Colorado, where he earned Bachelor’s, Master’s, and LL.B. degrees. Gallegos was instrumental in founding the Latin American Educational Foundation ("LAEF") and served as its first president from 1949 to 1953. He was the first Hispanic elected to serve on the board of the Denver Public Schools. Gallegos was the first president of the board of directors of the Latin American Research and Service Agency, a nonprofit agency that was created in 1964 to improve the health, education, and self-sufficiency of Colorado’s Latino community. He was appointed to serve on the general counsel team of the Nixon administration. In 1972, Gallegos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the U.S. Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. He was a CBA and DBA member from 1949 to 2004. Gallegos is survived by a brother and several nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. Contributions in his memory may be made to: LAEF, 924 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204.

William "BP" Phillips died May 19, 2005. He was 62. Phillips was born in Golden, Colorado. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver College of Law, second in the class of 1971. He attended law school at night while working full-time during the day for Coors Porcelain Company, where he was employed for fifteen years. After becoming licensed to practice law in Colorado, Phillips had a private law practice until 1991, when he directed his professional efforts to family enterprises. He was instrumental in creating and developing a company with his son Bill, called Experimental and Applied Sciences. He also participated in business endeavors related to the sports nutrition industry. Phillips was an avid mountain climber, tennis player, and fisherman. He is survived by his wife Beth, three children, and his mother. Contributions in Phillips’s memory may be made to: The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, 710 Tenth St., Ste. 220, Golden, CO 80401 (; or The Lung Connection, Inc., 4590 W. Mineral Dr., #1514, Littleton, CO 80128 (

Denis G. Stack, retired US West attorney, died in May 2005. He was a retired member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, which he originally joined in 1963. Stack is survived by his wife Dori, two sons, and one grandson. Memorial contributions in Stack’s memory may be made to: Assistance League of Denver, 1400 Josephine St., Denver, CO 80206.


The Colorado Bar Foundation ("CBF") was established in 1953 and is one means of commemorating members of the legal profession. The CBF 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 CBF are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a CBF supporter, contact Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

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