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Obituary: Denise M. Behnke Oct. 17, 1963 – April 15, 2015

on April 17, 2015 - 12:37pm

DENISE M. BEHNKE Oct. 17, 1963 – April 15, 2015

Denise M. Behnke passed away April 15, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Behnke was born Oct. 17, 1963 and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1982. She leaves behind her husband, Kevin Smith and daughter Jade, 18.

A celebration of life service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., in Colorado Springs.


Obituary: Jesse Jr. Lytten June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 8:49am

JESSE JR. LYTTEN June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

Jesse Jr. Lytten, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 10th 2015 with his beloved wife Shirley Lytten by his side. He had his daughters, Donna Jean Young and Suzanne Waterbury there as well. Several of his immediate family members were waiting. Jesse was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Jesse met Shirley Anne Benson in Washington, D.C. while he was serving in the United States Navy.


Obituary: Lona Perkins Cappis Nov. 11, 1941 – April 4, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 8:09am

LONA PERKINS CAPPIS Nov. 11, 1941 April 4, 2015

DALLAS - At 6:17 p.m., on Saturday, April 4, 2015, Lona Perkins Cappis, age 73, quietly passed away at Kindred Hospital in Dallas, Texas after long bout with respiratory illness. Her immediate family were there to comfort her. Lona was a long-time resident of Los Alamos with many ties to the people and the town.

Born on November 11, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, to Ivan and Lona Brown Perkins, Lona's life of adventure took her all around the country and the globe.


Obituary: Judith Gursky May 3, 1927 – April 8, 2015

on April 14, 2015 - 7:35am

JUDITH C. GURSKY May 3, 1927 – April 8, 2015

Judith Gursky (Judy) passed away on April 8, 2015 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, three weeks short of her 88th birthday.

She was the matriarch, and with her husband of more than 60 years, Martin, the parent of a large, loving family who adored her; respected and benefitted from her surpassing intellect; and marveled at her wide ranging talents and interests, always accompanied with common sense and humor.

Judy was born in New York City on May 3, 1927 to Henry L. Cassidy and Gladys Carleton Cassidy.


Obituary: Charles B. Bunch April 3, 2015

on April 12, 2015 - 12:30pm

CHARLES B. BUNCH April 3, 2015

Charles B. Bunch was born in Los Alamos in 1951 and passed away in Vancouver, Wash., on April 3, 2015.

Charlie graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1969.

He is survived by his sister Cheryl Rael and husband Robert Rael of Las Vegas, Nev., and sister Patti Poe of Rio Rancho, as well as three nephews and two nieces. He also is survived by his friend and caretaker Ruth Keen.