In Memoriam, 1220 COBJ, Vol. 49, No. 11 Pg. 74

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Vol. 49, No. 11 [Page 74]

Colorado Lawyer

December, 2020

In Memonam

Robert Perine Fullerton

April 1, 1929-May 25, 2020

Robert Perine Fullerton (Bob), 91, died peacefully on May 25, 2020, holding his beloved wife's hand.

A Denver native, Bob's family came to Colorado in 1859. The son of Paul and Helen Fullerton, Bob grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood, went to East High School, and graduated from Dartmouth College. He earned his law degree from University of Denver and became a judge at age 29. Bob spent most of his judicial career in Denver District Court, serving on the bench over 40 years. Lawyers and fellow judges lauded him for his even temperament and fairness. He received the Judicial Excellence Award from the Denver Bar Association in 1987. Bob was also a popular adjunct professor of business and hotel and restaurant law at the University of Denver for many years.

Bob prioritized helping others, serving on numerous boards and foundations, including the Colorado Judicial Institute, Central City Opera, National Sports Center for Disabled Skiers, Denver Public Schools Foundation, Fair mount Cemetery, and Arapahoe House. Clubs included the Colorado Arl berg Club and the Denver Gyro Club.

An avid out doors man, Bob was an Eagle Scout, climbed most of Colorado's l4ers, and skied until he was 83 years old. He even skied all 12 months for a couple of years, taking advantage of St. Mary's glacier in the warm months. Bob also loved fly fishing, tennis, golf, and swimming.

When Bob married Beverlee Henry, they embarked on a joyous journey of friends, social events, music, and travel. Family was Bob and Bev's top priority. Nothing brought Bob more joy than family gatherings and playing with grandchildren, all of whom adored him. Bob was unconditionally supportive and loving, and had an engaging sense of humor. He leaves a legacy of wisdom, integrity, fairness, kindness, humor, and a zest for life. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

Bob is survived by his wife Beverlee Henry Fullerton; son Greg Fullerton (Susan); daughter Linda Fullerton Clark (Gray); grandchildren Connor, Abby, A lisse, and Olivia; step-children Lauri Henry Hamill (Blair), Ann Henry Volk (Joe), and Don Henry (Elsa); step-grandchildren Lindsay Cocos (Brian), Taylor Hamill (Amy), and Arika Drake; and step-great-grandchildren, Jonah and Talia.

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