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November 2008       Vol. 37, No. 11       Page  122
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In Memoriam

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

Christopher W. (Kit) Blakemore

Christopher Blakemore died on September 1, 2008. He was 56.

Blakemore obtained his BA from Stanford University and his JD from the University of Colorado (CU) Law School. After serving as law clerk to Hon. Robert H. McWilliams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, he entered private practice in Boulder. He was a partner with the Boulder firm of Hurth, Yeager, Sisk & Blakemore, LLP, where he practiced in the areas of business law, commercial transactions, land use, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. He also was a certified mediator/arbitrator.

Blakemore taught business law at the CU College of Business and was a past president of the Penfield Tate III Inn of Court. He was a member of the CBA since 1977.

Joseph F. Dolan

Joseph Dolan died on September 3, 2008. He was 86.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Dolan earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from St. John’s University in New York. From 1947 to 1951, he served on a committee studying campaign finance reform for the U.S. House of Representatives. He then relocated to Denver. He was a partner in the firm of Collins, Henry and Dolan from 1953 to 1960.

Dolan was a member of the Colorado Legislature during the 1959–60 term. He assisted the John F. Kennedy presidential campaign in 1960, and served as assistant deputy attorney general under U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. In 1963, he helped draft federal civil rights legislation. In later years, Dolan was president of Skakey’s Pizza, Inc., Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, U.S. Attorney for Colorado, and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Highways.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph and Martha Dolan Public Policy Scholarship, University of Denver, Dept. 585, Denver, CO 80291.

Paul Lundy

Paul Lundy died on September 18, 2008. He was 84.

Lundy was a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Business and the University of Denver College of Law. He is survived by his wife Clair, four children, and eight grandchildren. Donations in Lundy’s memory may be made to Collier Hospice Center, c/o Exempla Lutheran Hospice, Lutheran Medical Center Foundation, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (

John G. (Jack) Taussig, Jr.

Jack Taussig died on September 7, 2008. He was 75.

Taussig earned an economics degree from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. In the late 1950s, he was a second lieutenant with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He practiced as a trial lawyer in Boulder for nearly fifty years, with the mission of helping the disabled and the disadvantaged. In 1983, the firm Taussig and Taussig was formed when John G. Taussig III joined the practice.

Taussig served as President of the Boulder County Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He was a member of the CBA since 1958.

Taussig is survived by one daughter, three sons, and two brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Obama for President Campaign (; the Boulder County Democrats (; or the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (

Bill Wooden

Bill Wooden died on September 29, 2008. He was 75.

After serving in the U.S. Army for twenty-seven years, Wooden graduated magna cum laude from St. Leo University in Florida. He went on to obtain a master’s degree in management from Webster University in St. Louis.

Wooden served as chief administrator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver, as well as in Florida, for twenty-five years. In this capacity, he handled the budget, human resources, payroll, supplies, and other administrative duties. He retired in 2007.

He was a member of the Masonic Order. Wooden is survived by his wife Pamela, three daughters, two sons, one stepdaughter, fifteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Send In Memoriam information and photos 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.

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 at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

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