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Renee A. Black

Renee A. Black, respected local attorney and Carbondale resident, died suddenly July 26. She was 50.A graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering, Black completed her law degree at the University of New Mexico. She had practiced law in Eagle and Garfield counties since 1989 and most recently had served as legal counsel for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Black was a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Garfield County Legal Aid Society, where she volunteered her time for the benefit of local residents.In addition to her civic activities, Black was known as an expert chef who also loved hiking, camping, travel and reading. She doted on her husband and son. She is survived by her husband, Bradley Black, and her son, Sterling Black, both of Carbondale; her father and mother, Guy and Sally AlLée, of Palmer, Alaska; and three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., at the home of Shep and Mary Harris, 98 Arlian Road, Carbondale.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado Chapter; P.O. Box 173818, Suite 808; Denver, CO 81217-3818.