Tweet Kimball, 84, an heiress who amassed one of the nation's most eclectic art and book collections and established the Cherokee Ranch Foundation, died Friday in Denver.
The heiress of a Tennessee ranching family lived alone in a Scottish-style castle on her 5,000-acre Cherokee Ranch north of Sedalia, Colo. In 1996, she sold development rights to the land for $2 million, and a conservation easement assures the property will remain undeveloped.
Under a living trust, she retained use of about 2,000 acres to raise her champion strain of Santa Gertrudis cattle. The property -- appraised at about $20 million -- is in an area under intense development pressure as an exclusive Front Range residential area.
She gathered one of the nation's most eclectic art and book collections, including originals by Rubens, Brueghel, and Pliny the Elder. Her collection of rare books included a third folio of Shakespeare's works, published while Shakespeare was living.
Dr. Katherine Bain, 101, a pediatrician who became a high-ranking and an outspoken Washington official concerned with the well-being of infants and children, died on Jan. 10 in a Washington nursing home she entered in October. Dr. Bain's family said that she was the author or a co-author of influential reports that led to the development of child-proof safety caps for medicines and for chemicals in the home, safety-release standards for the doors of refrigerators in order to keep children from being trapped and suffocated, and some of the first federal guidelines for the nutrition of children.
Gen. Doan Khue, 75, former Vietnamese defense minister and a candidate for president during a government reshuffle in late 1997, died in Hanoi Saturday of cancer, Vietnam Television reported.
Buzz Kulik, 76, who directed dozens of television films including "A Storm in Summer" and "Brian's Song," died in Los Angeles Wednesday of heart failure.
Joseph V. Morog, 69, an architect with design credits for landmark buildings such as the John Hancock Tower, died in Newton, Mass., Saturday of heart failure.
Raymond Peynet, 90, the cartoon illustrator whose drawings of young lovers embodied romance for generations of French, died Thursday in Paris. He created his starry-eyed "Lovers" during World War II.