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January 2009       Vol. 38, No. 1       Page  74
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In Memoriam

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

Maxine Kurtz

Maxine Kurtz died on November 4, 2008. She was 87.

Kurtz earned a BA from the University of Minneapolis and an MS in Government Management and a JD from the University of Denver. Her career focused on city planning and career services, and she worked for the City and County of Denver and the Denver Career Service Authority. She also served as an expert witness and authored and co-authored several books, including Invisible Cage, A Memoir (2005) and, with Ralph Conant, City of Destiny: Denver in the Making (2008).

Kurtz was a member of the Active Woman’s Forum of Colorado and the American Institute of Planners, and an advisor of the Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She was a CBA member for thirty-six years.

John C. Pollock, Jr.

John Pollock died on November 7, 2008.

Pollock obtained his law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. During the 1960s, he was a civil rights and labor relations attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He later worked for the U.S. government in San Francisco, California, and Denver.

Pollock is survived by his wife Jane Reib Pollock, three children, and six grandchildren.

Barbara C. Quade

Barbara Quade died on November 28, 2008. She was 58.

Quade was a graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She was a principal of Quade Family Law and previously of Quade, Fontana and Bonin, PC. Quade was recognized as a Super Lawer® several times and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2008. She did extensive volunteer work for Metro Volunteer Lawyers and LawLine 9. She was a CBA and DBA member for thirty-one years.

In her spare time, Quade enjoyed traveling, gardening, and cooking. She is survived by her husband Chris and two sons. Contributions in Quade’s memory may be made to the Denver Bar Foundation for Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203.


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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