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June 2008       Vol. 37, No. 6       Page  86
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In Memoriam

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

Walter Brinker Ash

Walter Brinker Ash died on April 29, 2008. He was 75.

Ash obtained his bachelor’s and JD degrees from the University of Kansas. He served as an assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. In 1959, he relocated to Denver and began working for Wade, Ash, Woods, Hill & Farley. He practiced with the firm, concentrating on estate planning, wills, and trusts, until he retired in 1998. He was a longtime member of the CBA and the Colorado Bar Foundation (CBF).

In his spare time, Ash enjoyed riding horses with his wife Fern. Other interests included literature, art, philosophy, travel, and wine. Ash is survived by Fern and three children. Contributions in his name may be made to the CBF, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203 ( or the Wilderness Society, 1615 M St. NW, Washington, DC (

Earl A. Hauck

Earl A. Hauck died on March 29, 2008. He was 74.

Hauck obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his law degree from the University of Denver (DU). He was a personal injury lawyer who had his own practice and also served as special counsel to Crosse & Barfield, LLC. He often represented minorities in civil rights cases, severely injured clients, and artists and galleries. He was known among colleagues, clients, and friends for wearing brightly colored neckties. Hauck was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1968.

He is survived by his companion Ford Stockton McClave and two children. The Earl August Hauck Memorial Fund has been established at the Nanda Center for International Law at DU. To contribute to the fund, visit

Angela M. Lujan Ogle

Angela M. Lujan Ogle died on April 9, 2008. She was 55.

Lujan Ogle earned her BA and JD degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder. As an attorney, she worked with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. After leaving the practice of law, she helped develop the Latina Outreach Program and establish a hotline for Spanish-speaking sexual assault victims. She also served as Legal and Social Policy Director for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, where she focused on providing resources for domestic violence victims, many of whom were immigrants. She was a former member of the CBA.

Lujan Ogle was a founding member of Latinos United for Political Engagement, an organization that works to promote access to and involvement in the political process in Latino communities. She also served on the Strategies to End Oppression Committee, the Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity, the Expanding Leadership Initiative, and the Blue Sky Bridge Latino Outreach Committee. In her spare time, she enjoyed creating Hispanic cultural art, gardening, and knitting.

Contributions in Lujan Ogle’s memory may be made to M.E.S.A., 2885 E. Aurora Ave., Ste. 10, Boulder, CO 80303 or Safehouse, 835 North St., Boulder, CO 80304.

Thomas D. Lustig

Thomas D. Lustig died on May 7, 2008. He was 60.

Lustig earned an AB from Washington University, an MS in resource planning and conservation from the University of Michigan, a JD from the University of Colorado (CU) Law School, and a PhD in water resource engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for the National Wildlife Federation’s Boulder office for many years, litigating cases involving publicly owned land in the Rocky Mountain region. He handled cases involving constitutional land takings, pronghorn antelope, public involvement in federal land decisions, wildlife access to federal land and private property, development, and oil and gas. A former adjunct professor at the CU Law School, Lustig often spoke and wrote about environmental law issues.

He is survived by his wife Paula Connelly, two sons, and two sisters. Contributions in Lustig’s name may be made to the National Wildlife Federation’s Tom Lustig Memorial Fund, Attn. Patti Beattie, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190 (


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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