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December 2008       Vol. 37, No. 12       Page  89
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In Memoriam

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

George Aucoin

George Aucoin died on October 15, 2008. He was 75.

Aucoin attended the University of Denver on a hockey scholarship and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. After obtaining a degree in business administration in 1955, Aucoin served with the U.S. Marines in Southwest Asia. After completion of his military service, he earned a JD from the University of Denver College of Law. Aucoin was a deputy district attorney in Jefferson County before becoming a county attorney for Clear Creek County.

Aucoin was a CBA and DBA member since 1964 and was recognized by the DBA for his pro bono service. He is survived by his wife Jacquie, two daughters, two sons, and nine grandchildren. Contributions in Aucoin’s memory may be made to the Alpha Pi Educational Foundation, University of Denver, c/o Mike Smith, Jacobs Chase Law Firm, 1050 17th St., Denver, CO 80265.

Henry W. Toll, Jr.

Henry Toll died in October 2008.

Toll graduated from Williams College. He attended the Midshipmen’s School in New York during World War II, later serving as a Gunnery Officer in Borneo, China, and throughout the Pacific.

Toll graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Denver College of Law. Toll was Board-certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology, and practiced pathology at Presbyterian Hospital and Denver General. He also served as a coroner’s pathologist and, with William D. Aldridge, helped change Colorado’s autopsy consent law.

Toll was actively involved with the Denver Medical Society, the Webb Waring Lung Institute, and the Belle Bonfils Blood Bank Board. A longtime lacrosse enthusiast, Toll was a founding member of the Denver Lacrosse Club. He also was a member of the Park People Board of Trustees and the Rocky Mountain National Park Associates Board.

Toll is survived by his wife Lydia Brewster, five children, and seven 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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