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March 2007       Vol. 36, No. 3       Page  104
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

William H. Carnahan

William H. Carnahan died on December 14, 2006. He was 81. Carnahan obtained his JD degree from Notre Dame University and was a member of the CBA and the El Paso County Bar Association.

John F. Gallagher

John F. Gallagher died on December 22, 2006. He was 79. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Gallagher worked in private practice before being elected to the District Court in 1964. He served as District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District in El Paso County for twenty-five years. While serving as Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, he was instrumental in expanding court services to provide treatment and resources for delinquent and neglected children. After retiring from the Bench, he practiced arbitration and mediation. Gallagher served as President of the El Paso County Bar Association, President of the Juvenile Court Judges Association, and President of the Colorado Bar Grievance Committee. Gallagher was a member of the CBA for fifty-five years.

He is survived by his wife Elayne Lachtrup Gallagher, five children, a foster daughter, and eleven grandchildren. Contributions in Gallagher’s name may be made to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (; or the Palmer Land Trust, P.O. Box 1281, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 (

 E. Lee Hamby

E. Lee Hamby died on January 2, 2007. He was 80. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Hamby earned a bachelor’s degree and a JD degree from the University of Denver. He worked as a defense attorney until 1978, when he was appointed as magistrate of the Denver Juvenile Court, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. Hamby was active in the Democratic Party of Colorado, the Wat Buddhawararam of Denver, and the American Friends Service Committee. He was a member of the CBA and DBA for twenty-seven years.

Hamby is survived by his companion Kathe Kelley, a daughter, and two sisters. Donations in Hamby’s name may be made to Manzanola School/Public Library, Attn: Sarah Lester, P.O. Box 205, Manzanola, CO 81058; or Wat Buddhawararam of Denver, 4801 Julian St., Denver, CO 80221 (

Milton Morris

Milton Morris died on February 2, 2007. He was 91. A graduate of the University of Denver (DU), Morris practiced real estate law. He was a partner with the firm Feder, Morris, Tamblyn & Goldstein and served as external counsel for Fuller and Co., a commercial brokerage. He also taught business law at DU for eleven years, and was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1939.

Morris, who was an avid photographer, took up watercolor painting after he retired in 1977. He donated money to pay for a classroom at DU and a sanctuary garden at National Jewish Medical and Research Center to honor his wife Jean, who died in 1999. Contributions in Morris’s name may be made to National Jewish Medical and Research Center (; or the DU Sturm College of Law (

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

Send “In Memoriam” information to: Mail to: Tracy Rackauskas,
The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Call (303) 824-5326 with questions. Print or electronic photographs also may be sent. “In Memoriam” items are printed as production deadlines and space permit.

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