From THE DENVER POST, 2 October 1974:

Ex-Post Columnist Roscoe Fleming Dies

     Roscoe Bain Fleming, 79, of 43 S. Clarkson St., a newspaperman almost all his life and a Denver Post columnist for many years, died Tuesday at his home.

     Family services will be held. Cremation will be at Fairmont.

     Fleming was born Sept. 16, 1895, in Edgemont, S.D., attended Moores Hill College in Indiana and was graduated from Indiana University.

     He began his newspaper career in Fargo, S.D., and worked for papers in Richmond, Ind., Minneapolis, Minn., Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., Pittsburg, Pa., and Fort Worth, Tex., before moving to Denver in 1936 to work for the Rocky Mountain News.

     He became a columnist for The Post in 1941 and also wrote for the Christian Science Monitor, London Economist and Baltimore Sun. He retired about five years ago.

     He was awarded honorable mention in the 1962 Thomas L. Stokes contest for reporting of natural resources for his "generous coverage of energy and other natural resources."

     He was also the recipient of several other awards, including the Carl Whitehead Award from the Denver Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, International Labor Press Association Award of Merit and a KRMA Service Award.

     Fleming served as a second lieutenant in the Army Artillery in World War I.

     He married Mary Noble in 1919 in Indianapolis, Ind.

     He is survived by his widow; a son, William Noble Fleming, Idaho Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Fleming Zirin, Altadena, Calif.; a brother, Russell C. Fleming, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lois Marschall, Casper, Wyo., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

     The family suggests memorial gifts to Recordings for the Blind or UNICEF.

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