In Memoriam, 0222 COBJ, Vol. 51, No. 2 Pg. 62

AuthorGregory J. Hobbs Jr.
PositionVol. 51, 2 [Page 62]

51 Colo.Law. 62


No. Vol. 51, No. 2 [Page 62]

Colorado Lawyer

February, 2022

In Memoriam

Gregory J. Hobbs Jr.

December 15,1944-November30, 2021

Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., 76, justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, water law expert, historian of the American West, prolific poet, and devotee of rivers, streams, irrigation ditches, and open spaces, died peacefully in Denver on November 30, 2021, with his wifeand children by his side.

Greg was born on December 15, 1944, in Gainesville, Florida, to Gregory James Hobbs and Mary Rhodes Hobbs. He is survived by his wife Bobbie, son Daniel, daughter Emily, and grandchildren Joan, Kyle, Shannon, Ella, and Grace. Greg has crossed the great divide to join the family's ancestors and his grandson Quinn.

Raised in an Air Force family, Greg lived in North Carolina, Panama Canal Zone, Virginia, Alaska Territory, California, and Texas. He met Bobbie in 1966 at Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico. After marrying, they joined the Peace Corps and served in Bogata, Colombia. Upon returning to the states, Greg attended Berkeley Law and then moved back to Bobbie's home state of Colorado to serve as a law clerk to Judge William E. Doyle of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and raise his family.

Greg explored Colorado and the Southwest extensively with his family and developed an enduring love for the region's landscapes, people, and history. He wrote about his lessons, reflections, and experiences through poems, essays, and several published books.

Greg served as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court from 1996 to 2015. One of his many notable honors was welcoming the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes back to their homeland on the steps of the capitol in December 2014 when Colorado apologized for the Sand Creek Massacre. He wrote: "Those who came before us say: 'Nothing Lives Long but the Mountains and the Ground.'"

Donations in his honor can be made online to the Colorado Water Foundation, wateredco. org/greg-hobbs-memoriam.

G. Anthony Yuthas

December 10,1942-November 12, 2021

The CBA lost a prolific volunteer and community advocate when G. Anthony (Tony) Yuthas passed away on November 12, 2021. A 49-year member, Tony was recognized by the Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and the Colorado Supreme Court for his pro bono work.

Tony was born in 1942 in Superior, Wyoming, to Eliza and O scar Yuthas. Oscar served in World War I, and Tony's older brother Jack...

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