Family man moved to Boulder City to raise children, get away from work
By Jack Johnson, Boulder City Review
Ralph Denton didn’t intend to get too involved with Boulder City, but that’s not how things ended up.
The attorney, prominent Nevada liberal and civil rights activist, who died at home Friday at age 86, moved his family to Boulder City in 1959 to get away from work and Las Vegas’ overcrowded schools.
“He always saw Boulder City as a haven from ‘mucking in the marketplace’ in Vegas,” daughter Sally Denton said. “He came to Boulder City to raise his children and have his family life. Family was the most important thing to him.”