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July 2008       Vol. 37, No. 7       Page  129
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

John (Jack) Carraher

Jack Carraher died on May 27, 2008. He was 74.

A Denver native, Carraher attended Regis College and the University of Denver College of Law. He worked as a solo practitioner until joining Feder, Morris, Tamblyn and Goldstein in 1980. He retired in 1999. Carraher also served as Presiding Judge of Greenwood Village from 1978 to 2002.

Carraher was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1959. He was a member of the Business, Real Estate, and Trust and Estate Sections. He also served as a Fellow for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was Trustee of the Legal Aid Foundation. He served on the advisory board for The Wildlife Experience.

Carraher is survived by his wife Rosemary, four children, two stepchildren, and eight grandchildren. Contributions in Carraher’s name may be made to The Wildlife Experience ( or the Cancer League of Colorado (

Richard D. Greengard

Richard D. Greengard died on May 15, 2008. He was 63.

Greengard was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1970 and the Douglas/Elbert Bar Association since 1996. He is survived by his wife Roberta, three children, and one grandchild. Contributions in Greengard’s name may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Fl., Norwalk, CT 06851; or the Bayaud Industries Foundation, 333 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver, CO 80223.

Lynn Lehmann

Lynn Lehmann died on May 17, 2008. He was 67.

Lehmann attended The Ohio State University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in international studies. He obtained his law degree from Stanford University. Lehmann served with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps for four years and worked in private practice in Denver from 1973 to 1984. He supervised the Denver City Attorney’s Office’s Human Services Section from 1984 to 2001. In this capacity, he implemented training programs for individuals working with abused, neglected, and at-risk children. He assisted with revisions to the Colorado Children’s Code and created the Geraldine Thompson Project, a truancy program for middle-school children in the Denver Public Schools. He also frequently served as a guardian ad litem.

Lehmann was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1973. He was a member of the Juvenile and Family Law Sections. An article Lehmann wrote, entitled "Best Practices in Presenting Hearsay at Termination Hearings," was published in the October 2007 issue of The Colorado Lawyer. He also served as a volunteer with the Bridge Project, which provides education to children in public housing.

He is survived by his wife Peggy and two sons.

Walter A. (Bill) Steele

Bill Steele died on May 27, 2008. He was 85.

After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, Steele served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He later earned his JD degree from the University of Colorado (CU) Law School. In 1949, he started practicing law in Denver. In 1953, he co-founded the firm White and Steele with Lowell White.

Steele was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1949. He was CBA President in 1964–65. In 1981, he received the CBA Award of Merit and in 1999 he was given Honorary Life membership. He also received the William Lee Knous Award, which annually recognizes the outstanding achievement of a graduate of the CU Law School.

Steele is survived by his wife Patricia, two children, and three grandchildren. Contributions in Steele’s memory may be made to Hotel de Paris Museum, c/o Anne Myers, 490 Cook St., Denver, CO 80206; the Colorado Historical Society, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; or Church of the Ascension, 600 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218.

Julio Zamagni

Julio Zamagni died on May 16, 2008. He was 96.

Zamagni earned his law degree at Marquette University. After serving as an investigator with the military police for the U.S. Air Force, Zamagni and his family came to Colorado. He worked as a prosecutor in Jefferson County for twenty years. He retired from the practice of law two years ago, at the age of 94.

Zamagni was a frequent volunteer for a local "call a lawyer" program. He is survived by his wife Lydia, two children, and three grandchildren.


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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