Obit – Regina Maleham Black |

Obit – Regina Maleham Black

Regina Maleham Black, 89, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at her home in Denver. She was born in Denver on Sept. 21, 1920, to Cecil Wayne Maleham and Regina Neville Maleham.

A graduate of the Kent School for Girls, she attended Wellesley College before marrying Robert C. Black III in 1939 in Denver. Subsequently they lived in Atlanta, Ga., Troy, N.Y., and Hartford, Conn., before returning to Colorado in 1966. At the age of 51, with two of her six children still at home, she attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.

An active volunteer all her life, she was a founder of the Grand County Historical Association, an officer in the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Colorado, and served on several private school boards in Hartford and Denver. Her strong interest in historic preservation led to her membership in a number of organizations, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which recently honored her with an award for her work at the Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown, Colo. She was a member of the alliance Francaise and the Denver Fortnightly Club, among many others, and was a strong supporter of the arts, especially music. She was a lifelong Episcopalian.

Preceded in death by her husband in 2001, she is survived by her sister, Bebe M. Sheehan of New York City; sons Maleham C. Black of Boulder, R. Clifford Black IV of Washington, D.C., John N. Black of Boulder, Peter N. Black of Louisville, James A. Black of Kensington, MD; daughter Beatrice B. Hoverstock of Boulder; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, with three more pending.

Memorial service will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80203. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hotel de Paris Museum, 409 6th St., Georgetown, CO 80444; Grand County Historical Association, PO Box 165, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451; or St. John’s Cathedral.

Arrangements entrusted to Monarch Society, Denver.