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September 2007       Vol. 36, No. 9       Page  106
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Colorado Bar Association remembers
the lives and contributions of Colorado attorneys.

Renee A. Black
Renee A. Black died on July 26, 2007. Black earned a BS in metallurgical engineering from the University of Idaho and a JD from the University of New Mexico. She practiced law in Eagle and Garfield Counties since 1989 and served as legal counsel for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. Black was a member of the CBA and served on the CBA Disaster Response Team. She also was a member of the Garfield Legal Aid Society.

Black enjoyed travel, hiking, camping, and reading, and was known as an accomplished chef. She is survived by her husband Bradley, her son Sterling, her parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Donations in Black’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado Chapter, P.O. Box 173818, Suite 808, Denver, CO 81217-3818.

Frank G. Henderson
Frank G. Henderson died on July 23, 2007. He was 50. After earning a BA in philosophy from the University of New Hampshire, Henderson worked as a licensed private investigator. He received his JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1986. Henderson worked for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender until 2000, when he was appointed as a Magistrate for the county and district courts of Weld County. In 2002, he resigned from the Bench and formed the law practice of Henderson, Taylor & Rapp, LLP. He returned to the Bench in 2006. Henderson was a member of the CBA.

Henderson is survived by his wife Wendy Harrison, daughter Sara, and stepdaughter Julia Sell. Contributions may be made to the National Transplant Assistance Fund’s Catastrophic Injury Fund (in honor of Sarah Devasto, a family friend who was paralyzed by a spinal cord injury),

Robert H. Meyer
Robert H. Meyer died on March 3, 2007. He was 89. Meyer joined the U.S. Navy in 1939, attended boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Base, and completed hospital training in San Diego, California. In 1940, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor Navy Hospital and was serving there during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. After returning to the mainland in 1943, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. After six years with the Navy, Meyer earned a BA and a JD from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He practiced law in Kansas for thirty-three years, including twenty-four years as Jewell County prosecuting attorney. In 1983, Meyer and his family relocated to Estes Park, where he and his daughter Camilla Saint established Meyer & Saint, Attorneys at Law.

Meyer was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Mile High Chapter of Pearl Harbor Survivors; the V.F.W.; the American Legion in Mankato, Kansas; the Elks Lodge; the Lions Club; and the Larimer County Bar Association. On a volunteer basis, he worked to establish the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens and was a member of its charter board of directors.

He is survived by his wife Gerry; children Mike, Roanna April, Roberta Hoffman, Adrian, Angela Moxter, Camilla Saint, and Sylvia Hoyt; and fifteen grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Estes Park Knights of Columbus or the American Legion Post 119, in care of Allnutt Chapel, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.

Bradford Wells
Bradford Wells died on July 27, 2007. He was 80. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University, Wells supervised visa applications for the U.S. government in Germany and Liberia. He resigned from this position in protest of government policies and returned to the United States. He earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1957 and later founded the law firm McClain, Drexler & Matthews, LLC. After retiring from the firm, Wells worked at the Metro CareRing food pantry and established a counseling center at Wellshire Presbyterian Church. He had been a CBA member for forty-five years. Wells is survived by his wife Joan, daughters Sarah and Marti, and sons Brad and Peter.

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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