The Denver North Star Remembers Barbara Tramutt

Photos courtesy of Larry Tramutola

Barbara (Frevert) Tramutt passed away on November 28, 2021 at the age of 102. Tramutt covered Zone 3, a large expanse of the metro area from North Denver to Lakewood and Golden, for the Denver Post from August 1965 to June 1981. The Denver North Star readers learned a little about Tramutt’s long and fulfilling life as a mom and journalist in the June 2021 story “Barbara Tramutt: Shaped by History, Rooted in Community.”

Tramutt got the word out about local school, library and cultural events in her columns. She announced neighborhood scholarship winners and sports scores and followed the people of Zone 3 as they navigated everything from the area’s “great flood of 1965” to the period when I-70 construction blasted from central Denver heading westward. Tramutt’s journalism career was launched at the Okmulgee Daily Times from 1938-1944 when an all-female newsroom carried residents of Okmulgee, Oklahoma through the World War II years.

We extend our gratitude to Tramutt’s family for the years they shared the talents of this special woman with the people of
North Denver.


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