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November 2009       Vol. 38, No. 11       Page  123
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In Memoriam

Recognizing recently deceased Colorado attorneys
and members of the legal community

Recently Deceased Attorneys

John G. Canny
d. September 20, 2009, age 67

Samuel R. Freeman
d. August 8, 2009, age 80

Donald J. Masters
d. August 31, 2009, age 63

Rosemary E. Zarlengo
d. September 3, 2009, age 59


Howard C. Current

Howard C. Current, 81, passed away on September 2, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born January 25, 1928 in Wichita, Kansas to Edgar Clayton and Velma M. (Howard) Current.

Howard graduated in 1950 from Wichita State University with his bachelor’s degree. He then honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Howard returned to school following his military service and graduated from the University of Colorado (CU) Law School in 1958. He married Jean Wathan on July 3, 1951. She preceded him in death on May 1, 1994. He then married Sharon Sunshine on August 12, 1995 in Longmont.

Howard was a lifetime resident of Longmont. He also was an accomplished attorney and judge, practicing law for more than fifty years, from 1958 until his death. In addition to his private law practice, Howard held many positions within the judicial system including: Longmont Municipal Judge and Justice of the Peace, City Prosecutor in Longmont, Deputy Prosecutor in the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, and Boulder County District Court Judge. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club, the Boulder County Bar Association, the CU Buff Club, and the Jaycees.

Survivors include his wife Sunny of Longmont; children Jenny, Polly, Jeff, Joe, Amy Armijo, and Dan; fourteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

—Submitted by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel & Crematory

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