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December 2001       Vol. 30, No. 12       Page  42
In Memoriam

In Memoriam


Retired attorney and Denver native Richard C. Cockrell, died on October 15, 2001. He was 76. Cockrell graduated from the University of Denver with A.B. and J.D. degrees. He served in the Army during World War II. In 1985, he retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force. He was a partner in the Denver firm of Cockrell, Quinn and Creighton. In addition to being an Honor Life member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Cockrell was a member of the Denver Law Club, the University Club, and belonged to the honorary legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi. He also accepted cases on a pro bono basis from MetroVolunteer Lawyers in Denver. Cockrell is survived by four brothers and one sister.

Retired Montrose Attorney John E. Kreidler died on October 25, 2001. He was 80. Kreidler was born in Julesburg, Colorado. He served as a captain in the Army Air Corp during World War II. On Valentine’s Day 1942, Kreid-ler married Dorothy L. Haynes in Montrose. They had two sons. Kreidler received a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1948 and an LL.B. from the University of Denver in 1950. He opened his law practice in Montrose in 1950, where he worked until his retirement in 1995. He served as Montrose City Attorney from 1961 to 1966. An Honor Life member of the Colorado Bar Association, Kreidler was also a member of the CBABoard of Governors from 1958 to 1960, was a member and served as president of the Seventh Judicial District Bar Association from 1962 to 1964, and was a member of the American Bar Association. He was a Montrose Metropolitan Recreation District director and president from 1956 to 1960. Survivors include his sons and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley Manor Care Center-Rehabilitation Center, 1401 S. Cascade, Montrose, CO 81401.

Steve Lund, an attorney, consultant, and business owner, died on October 2, 2001. He was 58. Lund was born in Phoenix. He was married to Marty Goldsmith in Denver in 1965. Lund was a member of FROG No. 1, Toastmasters BNE. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, and five grandchildren.

Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien of Denver died on September 24, 2001. He was 92. Born in Zurich, Kansas, O’Brien married Kathryn Alice Hart in Denver in 1937. He was a member of Kiwanis and had interests in religion and politics. He is survived by his wife and five children. Contributions in O’Brien’s memory may be made to: Notre Dame Church, 5100 W. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80219.


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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