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July 2001       Vol. 30, No. 7       Page  82
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Attorney Miles Joseph Dolan of Lakewood died on May 8, 2001. He was 72. Dolan was born in Denver in 1928. He married Loretta M. McGee in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1952. They had three daughters. Dolan served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver. Dolan was a certified public accountant and college instructor, and was a former Arvada City Council member. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Contributions in Dolan’s memory can be made to: St. Jude Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

James C. Seccombe, Jr., a partner with the Denver law firm Northcutt and Seccombe, died on May 11, 2001. He was 72. Seccombe was born in 1929 in Denver. He married Puddy Northcutt. Seccombe received his undergraduate degree in 1951 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his law degree in 1956 from the University of Denver College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado and became a CBA member in 1957. He practiced law for forty-four years. Seccombe was a president of the Spalding Rehabilitation Board of Directors and the Denver Gyro Club. He also was a member of the Denver County Club, Cherry Hills Community Church, and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, and nine grandchildren.

Juliet Godwin Sharpe, a Lakewood attorney, died on April 30, 2001. She was 62. Sharpe was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1939. She married Robert Sharpe in 1963. She was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1991. Sharpe’s interests included horseback riding, and she founded Sundance Mountain Ranch. She is survived by one daughter, five sons, and four grandchildren. Contributions in her memory can be made to: Sundance Mountain Ranch, P.O. Box 721, Pine, CO 80470; or the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, CO 80224.

Denver lawyer Robert French Thompson died on May 16, 2001. He was 78. Thompson was born in 1922 in Ashton, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1954 and was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1955. Thompson is survived by three daughters, one son, and eight grandchildren. Contributions in Thompson’s memory can be made to a charity of choice.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation was established in 1953 and functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Foundation promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants to help educate the general public and provide assistance to the state’s legal institutions. All gifts to the Foundation are deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. For additional details about becoming a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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