Promoted to Glory
Promoted to Glory
Winston S. Howard, a Salvation Army volunteer in Denver, Colorado for more than 60 years, recently passed away.
He was one of the best-known names in Colorado legal circles. He was always curious and attuned to the world around him even at 98 years of age. “He got his start in Denver, lawyering out of his back pocket down around the stock yards,” a family member said. Mr. Howard worked with the cattlemen and truckers in Denver’s then-flourishing meatpacking industry. He retired from Sherman and Howard, the city’s oldest law firm, in 1973. In his professional life, he shaped Denver’s growth through the 20th century, and, in his personal life, he gave back to the community in service to church and charities.
Winston’s death closed a lifetime of accomplishment and achievement. A veteran of World War II, he joined other movers and shakers of the era in helping shape Denver’s growth, and in founding two banks and developing real estate.
According to biographical information in his own hand, he joined The Salvation Army Metro Denver Advisory Board in “1940 AD” and was chairman on numerous occasions. He was a member of The Salvation Army National Advisory Council, (which preceded the current National Advisory Board) from 1977-1984.
Winston was legendary for contracting free legal work for the Army, and spearheading countless fundraising efforts.
He married Marguerite Blair in 1933. She was a founding member of The Salvation Army Metro Denver Women’s Auxiliary, and one of its first presidents (1969-1970). She died in 1994. He is survived by his second wife, Peg S. Howard. Other survivors include his daughter, Joan Maclachlan, past president of the Women’s Auxiliary, and son-in-law, Ron Maclachlan, past chair of the Metro Denver Advisory Board and member since 1981, a son, two grandsons, two great-grandsons, and three great-great-grandsons.
Major Dolores Bunch
Major Dolores Bunch, 86, was promoted to Glory on August 21, from the Forest Ridge Convalescent Home in Bremerton, Washington.
Dolores Lucille Hiatt was born in Yakima, Wash., in 1920 to Salvationist parents. She was a third generation Salvationist. Dolores’s father died when she was two and her mother passed away when she was eleven, so her grandmother raised her. During those years The Salvation Army played a significant role in her life.
She met and married her husband, Vernon Bunch, who was stationed in Yakima with the U.S. Army. Upon Vernon’s return from two years’ service in World War II, they entered the School for Officers’ Training in San Francisco, Calif., as part of the Heralds Session, and were commissioned in 1953.
The Bunches served as corps officers in Anaconda, Mont.; Ft. Collins, Colo.; Helena and Missoula, Mont., Aberdeen and Vancouver, Wash. In 1967 they transferred to the Men’s Social Services Department where they served in San Francisco and Lytton, Calif., Phoenix, Ariz., and Seattle, Wash.
When stationed at Lytton ARC, Dolores became interested in horseback riding as well as learning all about the antiques that were donated. She also enjoyed doing needlepoint.
Major Dolores Bunch is survived by two sons: Frank (Joyce), and Steven, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband Vernon preceded her in death in 1996.
A service of remembrance was held at the Bremerton, Wash. corps, with Major James Baker officiating.