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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
GOV. RITTER STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF EDUCATION PIONEER RACHEL B. NOEL
Gov. Bill Ritter today expressed his condolences regarding the death of Rachel B. Noel:
"On behalf of the people ofColorado, it is with great sadness that I extend my condolences to the family of Rachel B. Noel.
"Mrs. Noel servedDenverandColoradowith distinction. She was fiercely committed to improving the lives of children by creating opportunities and improving education. Her tenacity and strength of will led her to become the first African-American elected to public office inColorado, symbolizing the pioneering spirit of our great state and setting an example for all of us to follow.
"All ofColoradowill mourn her loss, and we offer our prayers, thoughts and sympathies to the Noel family and all those who knew her."