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Dear Betty and family, you are in my thoughts in these sad days.  What an honor to have shared so many happy times with you and Don.  From your wedding, sharing a house in Juneau, working in Don’s Juneau office, and many stays with you in Olympia.  I remember Don cooking posole for Christmas Eve … Read more

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I was privileged to have met Don during “Alaska’s brief liberal revolution” at an Ad Hoc meeting in Mountain View.  In the earl 1990s I most enjoyed working with Don as council to the Alaska State Employees Association ASEA/AFSCME.  He was creative and brilliant in his work on behalf of working Alaskans.  During those years … Read more

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Betty and family, I’m SO sorry that Don has died, and I offer my condolences.  He did a huge amount of GOOD for the world while he was here.  I met him shortly after he arrived in Juneau and worked at the local ALSC office, while I was in the Attorney General’s Office and was … Read more

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I met Don in 1976 year I started law school. He exhibited all of the best traits of a lawyer with conviction and purpose. Heck of a role model. As well as a wonderful partner and father.. The world is worse without him But is better because he was here Sending love to all who … Read more

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(November 27, 1976 – Ireland) What am I doing traveling to see scenery when I live among the best in the world – the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula, the Sound, the Alaska mountains + coast. The fishing towns, the interesting people- why do I travel to see what is second best to my … Read more

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Via text with Tissy:  I don’t have access to any photos of Don, but he was a partner in Wagstaff, Pope and Clocksin (including periods where David Rogers and Bill Bryson were on the letterhead), which was a well regarded trial law firm. Don had some big cases, including the Finkelstein case (election contest) where … Read more

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Rebecca Smith: Sending you all our love, Betty Ramage. What a great guy Don was. Every time I’m shouting at my mother to be heard on the phone, I remember hearing him doing the same, talking to his dad, down the office hallway. Patty Ginsburg: I knew Don when he was a legislator and I … Read more