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Franklin Kenney Southworth
Second generation native Denverite Frank Southworth was born at Denver’s Mercy Hospital where his grandfather, Dr. Franklin Kenney, was chief of staff in 1925.
In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps the day before his 18th birthday. He served overseas in Okinawa and the Philippines and was honorably discharged three years later. After serving in the military, he entered the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in economics in 1950.
He married his wife of 66 years, Doris, while in college and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. After graduation, he joined Gulf Oil Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts. Their first child, Glenn, was born in 1952. In 1955, he and his wife were transferred to Denver as Gulf’s resident manager of marketing and real estate. Their son, Glenn, passed away from leukemia in 1957.
Frank left Gulf Oil in 1958 to start Horizon’s Inc., a commercial construction company with two partners. In 1960, he was appointed Manager of Revenue for the City and County of Denver by then Mayor Richard Batterton. At 34 years of age, he was the youngest to hold that position in the city’s history, at that time. That same year, his daughter, Nancy (Puckett), was born. During that period he was also a member of the first Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Sanitation District 1 (’61-’63). In 1963 his son Scott was born. That same year, Frank joined OK Tire & Rubber Co. Inc. in Littleton and became their general sales manager. He was part of the ownership syndicate, which eventually sold to Ashland Oil Co. in 1966. After the sale, Frank formed his own Real Estate Co, Southworth & Co.
In 1967, Frank was chairman of the Colorado Reagan for President Committee through the Republican National Convention in Miami to which he was the alternate delegate from Colorado (1968). In a citywide election in 1969, Frank was elected to the Denver Board of Education for a six-year term with 76,000 votes, the largest in history to that time. He served as president of the Denver School Board from 73-74. In 1972, Frank was elected to two terms to the Colorado House of Representatives. In 1974, he received the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Congressional seat in District 1. In 1975, Frank was the founding director and the first president of the National Association for Neighborhood Schools Inc.
He continued his public service by serving on the boards of the Denver Art Museum, Centennial Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Foundation for State Parks, the Quick Foundation and the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation. Frank was also a member of the Metro Capital improvement District, Municipal Finance Officers Assoc., National Association of Realtors and the National Rifle Assoc., a Kentucky Colonel and attended Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church.
Frank is survived by his wife Doris, daughter Nancy, son Scott, daughter-in-law Suzie, son-in law Jeff Puckett and only grandchild, Chase.
Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m., at Greenwood Community Church with a reception at 4 p.m. at Cherry Hills Country Club, 4125 S. University Blvd., Cherry Hills Village.
Brady “Bert” Neely
Brady Bertram Neely (aka Raoul, aka Bert, aka B), 65, of Centennial, died on Jan. 1. He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., raised in Hillsboro, Ill., schooled in Carbondale, IL, worked in Chicago, IL and finally found his true home at Denver. There he married his wife Patti and raised two sons.
Bert was a unique individual, who, despite trying to remain “humbly obscure,” got involved in many activities that defied that wish. His passion for debate and meeting new people led him to varied interests, including politics and vanning. This, in turn, earned him many friends around the world. His proudest accomplishment was the Vanning yearbooks he published in 1992 and 1993. He enjoyed writing articles for vanning magazines and forums that could spark controversy, or create tears for the readers, but he was always sincere in his honesty and caring about vanning.
He participated in politics and government issues. His work with committees, causes, and campaigns gave him a forum for his great love of intelligent debate and meeting new and interesting people. He loved the outdoors and the amazing bright blue Colorado skies, though in his later years, he appreciated the outdoors mostly via idly chatting with his wonderful neighbors and sitting on his patio, lapping up the sun and watching people go back and forth on the High Line Canal.
He delighted in good parties, friends, love of his family and his family reunions. Those of us who knew him loved his honesty, his dry sense of humor, and his ability to talk to anyone with ease. The world has lost a special individual, who will be missed, but who was loved, and, in that, there can be no greater reward for a life well lived.
His wife Patti Jansen, his sons Davis and Lee Neely and his sisters Marsha Jones and Sue Calufetti will miss him every day. With many good memories they will keep him alive in their hearts every day.
As Bert requested, please plant a tree in his honor, or make a donation to National Public Radio, in lieu of sending flowers. A wake will be held to celebrate Bert’s life on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Two Penguins Tap and Grill, 13065 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial (closest cross streets: Arapahoe Road and Revere Street). If you are so inclined come prepared to say a few words in celebration of Bert’s life or tell some stories if you have any. The first drink is on Bert, with a cash bar after that. Food will be provided.
Sidney Levin, writer and real estate investor who was the first editor of TV Guide in the western U.S., and who launched a successful venture to revive Denver’s historic Buckhorn Exchange steakhouse and remained one of its owners, died Jan. 17. He was 88 and lived in Greenwood Village.
Levin wrote for The Davenport (Iowa) Daily Times before moving west to Denver in 1953, where he became editor of the Western edition of TV Guide, building it into a major publication that mirrored the explosive growth of television during its early days in Colorado. After TV Guide was purchased by Walter Annenberg, Levin went into real estate – in 1978, assembling a partnership including real estate developers Roi Davis and Marvin Naiman and Colorado ski pioneer Steve Knowlton, to acquire the Buckhorn Exchange, Denver’s oldest restaurant, founded in 1893, which by the 1970s was struggling for survival under its original family owners.
The Buckhorn, which early-on had been a bar, restaurant, paycheck exchange and house of prostitution beside the railyards a mile southwest of Larimer Street, thrived under its renewal by Levin and his partners, who marketed a history that highlighted its guns and other western memorabilia, including numerous photos of famous patrons including Buffalo Bill and President Teddy Roosevelt. By the 1990s, its buffalo steaks and other exotic game fair had drawn an international clientele, prompting Levin to print a menu in Japanesea.
Levin and his partners then acquired the historic Carnegie Library in downtown Littleton, which in 1986 they launched into the Kandahar, a ski-themed restaurant celebrating Colorado’s Tenth Mountain Division in which Knowlton had been a veteran. The library (it’s now leased as the Melting Pot restaurant) is still owned by the partnership. Levin remained active in Denver commercial real estate and was involved in preservation of buildings along Denver’s Sixteenth Street Mall, including the Symes and University Buildings at Champa Street.
Sid Levin was born April 11, 1927, in Kansas City, Kansas and spent his early years in Minneapolis. In 1945, he served in the U.S. Army, one of 35,000 American Jews to serve their country under arms during the war against Nazi Germany. After the war he enrolled in the University of Minnesota, graduating with a journalism degree.
In 2005, Levin himself became the subject of a major Denver news story when a giant dump truck jumped from a freeway overpass during construction of the T-REX project, crushing his car on the road below. The story was featured day after day in headlines and television news, as Levin fought back from severe injuries and the slimmest chances of survival. He recovered after nine weeks in Swedish Medical Center’s trauma unit, followed by months of rehabilitation.
Following his recuperation Levin returned to writing, authoring a 650-page novel The Rest Is Silence, about two brothers growing up in a poor Jewish neighborhood of Minneapolis, as the Second World War was gathering. The book, recently completed before his passing, remains unpublished.
Levin, who died Sunday following a respiratory infection, is survived by his wife of 64 years, Renae Dechter Levin; son Bradley A. Levin and his wife Patti Jo Robinson; daughter Beth and her husband Mark Samuelson, son Ted Levin and wife Jenifer Crolius Levin, daughter Laure Levin and her husband Gary Rand; Sid’s brother Irving Levin of Minneapolis, and by nine grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 19 at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, followed by interment at Emanuel Cemetery at Fairmount.
Army Pvt. George “Joe” Sakato
Submitted by Colorado National Guard Public Affairs
A public memorial service was held for a local Medal of Honor recipient on Jan. 16 in Aurora. Army Pvt. George “Joe” Sakato was the last known Medal of Honor recipient from World War II living in Colorado.
He died Dec. 2, 2015, in Denver. He was 94.
Sakato was buried next to his wife Bessie, with full military honors.
According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, though originally recommended for the Medal of Honor for his actions in France, Sakato was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross. However, a Pentagon review of World War II military awards in the 1990s led to the upgrade.
He was presented his Medal of Honor by President William J. Clinton at a White House ceremony on June 21, 2000.
“Joe was a great American who refused to allow prejudice to prevent him from defending our country – whatever it cost him,” said Adj. Gen. of Colorado Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards.
Sakato joined the Army in 1944 and volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was made up mostly of Japanese-Americans.
Following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, thousands of Japanese people already in the U.S., citizens and foreigners alike, were forced to move to internment camps out of fear of their allegiance. However, history has determined they weren’t security risks.
“In order to prove our loyalty, I volunteered into the service,” Sakato told PBS in 2003.
“We were fighting prejudice in the States … and fighting the Germans in Europe,” he told 9NEWS in 2013.
According to his Medal of Honor citation, Sakato distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on Oct. 29, 1944, on Hill 617 in the vicinity of Biffontaine, France.
After his platoon had virtually destroyed two enemy defense lines, during which he personally killed five enemy soldiers and captured four, his unit was pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Disregarding the danger, Sakato made a one-man rush that encouraged his platoon to charge and destroy the enemy strongpoint.
While his platoon was reorganizing, he proved to be the inspiration of his squad in halting a counter-attack on the left flank, during which his squad leader was killed. Taking charge of the squad, he continued his relentless tactics, using an enemy rifle and P-38 pistol to stop an organized enemy attack.
During this entire action, he killed 12 and wounded two, personally captured four and assisted his platoon in taking 34 prisoners.
By continuously ignoring enemy fire, and by his gallant courage and fighting spirit, he turned impending defeat into victory and helped his platoon complete its mission.
“When we came back … President Truman said, ‘You’ve fought the Germans and you’ve fought prejudice, and you won,’” Sakato told 9NEWS in 2013. “And that was good.”
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team remains one of the most decorated units for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare.
Sakato is survived by his daughter Leslie and two brothers.
In addition to Sakato, at least four other Medal of Honor recipients are interred at Fairmount Cemetery.
Teresa Gabriel Harbaugh
Teresa Gabriel Harbaugh, beacon of love, devoted mother and wife, business owner, art devotee and philanthropist, died unexpectedly Jan. 6.
Born in 1948 to Doris and Louis Gabriel, Teresa grew up in San Bernardino, Calif., attending St. Bernardine’s High School. In 1969, she graduated from the University of Santa Clara, during which time she studied at the University of Vienna. Continuing her studies at Mills College, UC Berkeley, she received a Secondary Teaching Credential from the University of San Diego in 1971.
In 1973 she married her soul mate Paul Harbaugh, and in Denver, they began an extraordinary life of love, family, travel, art making and philanthropy. As the matriarch and pillar of her family, and friend to so many, Teresa emanated grace, kindness and strength. She was effervescent in life. We learned from her how to be positive and calm—a force for good. She was Paul’s partner in life and they were a most beautiful and elegant team in everything they did.
Teresa was an artist in every way. In 1980 she founded AZUSA Publishing Inc., a Native American and Western history card company, which brought long forgotten images into the mainstream. She was a long-time member for the Public Art Commission/Cherry Hills Village Arts Commission, and a founding board member of Englewood Art in 2001. She was a member of the Aspen Meadows Art Advisory Committee/Aspen Institute, and a strong supporter of the Denver Art Museum, CU, DU and University of New Mexico Art Museums, among others. Her visions and opinions were creative and fresh, and she was exceptionally knowledgeable about art, music and contributing effectively to a board.
Teresa leaves behind her husband of 42 years, Paul Harbaugh; daughter Phaedra Harbaugh Sepesi, DDS, of Houston, Texas; son Jerad Harrison Harbaugh of Englewood; and sisters Dayna Donatelli, Jan Marchese, Paula Yavari and Tricia Gabriel.
The service is planned for Friday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch. In lieu of flowers, you may remember Teresa with a donation to the Cherry Hills Village Arts Commission (www.cherryhillsvillage.com/pac) or to Englewood Arts (www.englewoodarts.org). Check www.bullockmortuary.com for details.
Joanne K. Carpenter
Joanne K. Carpenter (Ogier), 72, died Dec. 4 at her home in Parker. Graveside committal service was at the North Platte Cemetery on Dec. 15 and a celebration of life was held at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia on Dec. 16.
Joanne was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 22, 1943, to Raymon and Irene Ogier. She grew up in North Platte, where she lived until she went to college. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Carpenter, on Sept. 4, 1965. Once married, she and Bob lived in Cherry Hills Village, where they raised their four daughters. Joanne’s favorite past time was watching her beloved Broncos on Sundays and any and all college football games on Saturdays.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband. She is survived by her daughters Stephany Coffman, Danielle (Pierre-Yves) Sprungli, Brandy (Danny) Flanagan and J.J. (Levi) Dockendorf, and grandchildren Patrick Coffman, Olivia and Sonya Sprungli, and Wyatt and Everest Dockendorf.
Donald R. Seawell
An invitation came from Judi Wolf, “The red haired dynamo wolf,” who has cared for Donald R. Seawell for many years while Wolf’s husband Marvin purchased the groceries. This was probably a challenge with the great culinary taste of Donald’s food and beverages.
The invite was to attend a memorial celebration for this great Denver icon down at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Seawell Ballroom, which was dedicated to his late wife.
There we all were, nicely dressed for the occasion and seeing a great many local friends.
Almost precisely at 5 p.m. the procession of speakers marched to the stage and a breathtaking program ensued.
Chaired by the Wolf, who has served in many, many nonprofit roles, she gave a brief welcome and the program began with a live performance of There’s No Business Like Show Business performed by Michael Fitzpatrick, Mary Louse Lee, M. Scott McLean, Jeffrey Roark, Christine Rowan, Lauren Shealy and Shannan Steele.
The next accolade came from the top with Gov. John Hickenlooper, wearing a tie, giving a stirring tribute to his long-time friend and dinner companion. The governor related in his tributes that what he remembered most about Don was that he seemed to know everyone. The 500 friends in the audience could relate to that statement.
The governor spoke of his association with Broadway stars, titans of industry, among them Post Publisher Dean Singleton, who later acknowledge the prowess of his predecessor at The Denver Post.
The governor related that Seawell’s passion for the arts was infectious.
“Don lived and breathed the arts, and he worked tirelessly to share that love with others,” Hickenlooper said.
Another interlude of singing best described Donald’s life with the number, My Way.
Tributes were made by Scott Shiller who worked decades under Mr. Seawell’s keen sight and intuition.
A description of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts was shown with Mr. Seawell’s drawing of the complex on an envelope that later became reality in concrete and stone.
Another Denver icon, Daniel Ritchie, spoke of having followed Seawell at the Center, relating that it wasn’t always an easy task, but they were fast friends and comrades in arms for the arts.
Granddaughter Brett Wibur expressed her love and admiration for her grandfather, relating a recent telephone conversation with him at age 103. The three Seawell grandchildren, who seem extremely talented like Wibur, definitely got their grandfather’s genes.
They Can’t Take That Away from Me was another vocal selection, followed by brief statements by new Center arrival Kent Thompson, who has many tough acts to follow in his new role as producing artistic director for DCPA Theatre Co.
Singleton expressed his admiration for his fellow newspaper associate and read a legal decision attributed to Seawell’s legal acumen about newspapers really belonging to the people in the community that they serve. Singleton said that they both used that to defend The Post on occasion, and sometimes it worked the other way, as he acquired more than 160 publications in his illustrious career, now retired from active Post management.
Dean, “Hick” and Don were occasional diners at the Denver Country Club where the meals began with a bottle of Champagne selected by the “Don.”
The tributes were interlaced with melodies and I Will Always Love You performed by Mary Louise Lee, first lady of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, was breathtaking and memorable.
The program ended with Wolf bidding Don’s friends adieu to the music of Give My Regards to Broadway. This was a great show.
The only sad thing about the great memorial celebration was that Seawell wasn’t seated in the audience. He would still be clapping in his dapper suit and handsome stature.
As they all related, he was a great gentleman and loved the arts, matching them to our mountains.
Thank you, Judi.
Donald R. SeawellFile photo by Glory Weisberg
Donald R. Seawell, founder and chairman emeritus of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, died Sept. 30. He was 103.
“Donald Seawell was a visionary whose dreams for the City of Denver, the state of Colorado and indeed the world will outlive generations to come,” said DCPA President & CEO Scott Shiller. “Mr. Seawell’s reputation as an industry leader inspired the creation of countless other performing arts centers throughout the country. Denver is the No. 1 arts city in the country because of the innovative path Mr. Seawell set us on 37 years ago. We will continue to honor his legacy in all we do.”
A native of North Carolina and graduate of the University of North Carolina, Seawell studied law and came to Washington, D.C., as an early staff member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. At the outbreak of World War II, he went to the War Department and the Department of Justice, on loan from the SEC, serving as director of the Anti-Subversion Division of the Justice Department and executive secretary of the Combined American and British Intelligence Organizations.
In 1943, he entered the armed services and served on the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ultimately reporting to Gen. Eisenhower. As part of SHAEF, he participated in planning for D-Day, in which he worked with the British on diversionary tactics that led the Germans to believe the invasion would occur at Pas de Calais instead of Normandy. After V-E day, he transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Department to argue veterans’ reemployment rights before the United States Supreme Court. He then entered the private practice of law in New York.
While he was head of his firm’s corporate and international divisions, his work as attorney became increasingly involved with the theatre. His theatrical clientele began with Ruth Draper, growing to include Noel Coward, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Tallulah Bankhead, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, among others.
He became involved with theatrical presentation, on Broadway and in London, producing or co-producing A Thurber Carnival, Noel Coward’s Sail Away, The Affair, The Beast in Me, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground and dozens more Lunt/Fontanne hits and other shows in addition to television and motion picture productions.
He was first to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to America. In 1962, he directed and presented the RSC production of The Hollow Crown on Broadway and on tour and, in 1964, to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary, he imported the RSC’s King Lear and The Comedy of Errors, which opened the New York State Theatre.
“Donald Seawell is one of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s greatest friends,” said Artistic Director Gregory Doran, “serving as a governor since 1980, and as an honorary governor since 2001. He was the first to bring the RSC in its current form to the USA, directing and presenting our production of The Hollow Crown on Broadway and on tour in 1962. Just over 50 years ago, he helped mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, taking our productions of King Lear and The Comedy of Errors to the New York State Theatre. As chairman of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, he collaborated with us to stage a landmark production of Tantalus, John Barton’s 10 play retelling of the Greek Epic Cycle, which opened in Denver in 2000 and toured the UK, including the Barbican Theatre, to great acclaim. This heroic project, which brought together international artists from the U.S., UK, Japan, Greece and Ireland, reflects the scale of Donald’s vision and his extraordinary passion for theatre and the RSC.”
Helen G. Bonfils, principal owner of The Denver Post, was his partner in many Broadway shows and other ventures. She asked him to become the attorney both for her and The Denver Post, representing her interests in a decade-long fight for control of the paper. In 1966, Seawell became president and CEO of The Post. It was not long before he became chairman and publisher of The Post and a full-time resident of Denver.
Finding himself at the crossroads of 14th and Curtis streets in downtown Denver one day, looking at the old Auditorium Theatre (built in 1908) and the surrounding four blocks, Seawell had an idea for a performing arts center that could utilize some of the existing buildings. Before the day was out, he had secured the approval of his fellow trustees of the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation to form the not-for-profit Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
In its inception, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts was two-fold: the four-block, 12-acre site that today is managed by the City of Denver. Now called the Denver Performing Arts Complex, it is home to 10 performance venues that feature ballet, symphony, opera, theatre and musicals. Secondly, Seawell created the DCPA to offer locally-produced theatre and Broadway tours to Denver audiences. While no longer managing the majority of downtown’s Arts Complex, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has become the largest nonprofit theatre organization in the nation, presenting theatre, cabaret, musicals and innovative, multimedia plays.
Ground was broken in December 1974. By 1978 the 2,634-seat Boettcher Concert Hall – the nation’s first in-the-round concert hall – was completed, along with an eight-story, 1,700-space parking garage. By 1979 the Auditorium Theatre had been renovated, two cabaret spaces and four more theatres had been added: The Stage, Space, Source (now Jones) and Ricketson – comprising the Helen G. Bonfils Theatre Complex contained within the larger complex. The 2,830-seat Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre was completed in 1991 and the Grand Ballroom atop The Space Theatre was added in 1998.
In 1982, he brought the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain to Denver to participate in a Festival of World Theatre sponsored by the DCPA. He sat on the boards of the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Central City Opera, was president of the Denver Opera Foundation and helped create the Mayor’s Commission on the Arts (now Denver’s Office of Cultural Affairs).
Seawell was an honorary governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and was an early and vigorous proponent for the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts, testifying before Congress on behalf of funding for the NEA and for its sister agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and serving on the NEA’s theatre panel. As chairman and CEO of the American National Theatre and Academy, he played a role in creating the American National Theatre in Washington, D.C., and, as a member of New York’s Broadway Alliance, contributed to launching its first performance.
While chairman of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, he oversaw such landmark events as the pre-Broadway debut of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the national tour launches of Disney’s The Lion King and Sunset Boulevard among others, and the world premiere productions of Quilters, The Laramie Project and the landmark 10-part epic production of Tantalus. A defining moment in his career was receiving the 1998 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre on behalf of his beloved DCPA Theatre Company.
In 2002, Seawell received the Honorary Award of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) from England’s Queen Elizabeth. In 2004, he again was recognized for his contributions to the City of Denver with a Mayor’s Award, and in 2006 he was honored with induction into Broadway’s Theater Hall of Fame.
Seawell stepped down as full time chairman of the DCPA in 2007 to be succeeded by Daniel L. Ritchie. He continued to actively serve as chairman emeritus of the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, the DCPA and ANTA until his death.
Seawell married actor Eugenia Rawls in 1941. She passed away in 2000. He is survived by their children, Brockman Seawell of New York City and Brook Ashley of Santa Barbara, Calif., a granddaughter Brett Wilbur of Carmel, Calif., and two great-grandchildren.
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