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April 2006       Vol. 35, No. 4       Page  102
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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


James Burch died on January 12, 2006. He was 76. Burch graduated from Regis College and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado Law School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked for Tweedy & Fowler, Frontier Refining Company, and Chevron in Denver. He continued working in the Law Department of Chevron in San Francisco, and retired in 1991 after a thirty-year career with the company. He is survived by his wife, Patsy, four children, and five grandchildren. Donations in Burch’s memory may be made to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, P.O. Box 249, Moose, WY 83012.

Stoddard White died on February 8, 2006. He was 82. A resident of the Denver area since 1930, White graduated from the University of Denver and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he worked for Illinois California Express for twenty years, becoming president in 1961. He then spent eighteen years with Mountain States Bank, where he served as Senior Vice-President and head of the Trust Department. White was a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He was a past member of the Directors of Regis University and a past Commodore of the Grand Lakes Yacht Club, and he also served on the Colorado and Denver Chambers of Commerce. During his retirement, he worked to help preserve the water quality of Grand County’s lakes. White is survived by his wife, Margaret, three children, and six grandchildren. Donations may be made to Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205; or the Denver Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 5206, Denver, CO 80217.

Irwin L. Sandler died on February 27, 2006. He was 60. Sandler earned his J.D. degree from the University of Buffalo Law School. In addition to being a lawyer, Sandler worked for GS Partners, as well as Prestige Realty Group, where he was a realtor. He was a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Board of Realtors, and the AIPAC Colorado Council. An avid athlete, Sandler enjoyed golf, cycling, and running, and also was a Broncos fan. He is survived by his sister, Sandra Banks, and three nieces. Donations may be made to the Brent Ely Foundation, 1129 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218; or to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Foundation, Attn. Yvonne Parmley, 1683 Red Poppy Dr., Brighton, CO 80601.

D. Monte Pascoe died on March 2, 2006. He was 71. After graduating from East High School in Denver, Pascoe attended Dartmouth College. He earned his J.D. degree from Stanford University. In 1960, Pascoe began working for the law firm of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, where he worked until his death. He was active in Colorado politics since the 1960s. After unsuccessfully running for a seat on the Denver Public Schools ("DPS") Board, he helped back a segregation lawsuit against DPS; this case, which resulted in the desegregation of DPS, was known as the Keyes Case. Pascoe served as state party chairman of the Democratic Party from 1973 to 1977, and was instrumental in the election of former Governor Richard Lamm. He served as executive director of the Department of Natural Resources and as a commissioner on the Denver Board of Water Commissioners. He also served on the Colorado School of Mines Board and was President of the Illiff School of Theology. He was a member of the Colorado Bar Association since 1960. Recently, Pascoe represented clients wishing to preserve land for open space. Pascoe is survived by his wife, former state Senator Pat Pascoe, and three children.

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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