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OBITUARY: Krystal Rae Finney Vernon May 20, 1982 – July 21, 2014

on July 27, 2014 - 9:08am

KRYSTAL RAE FINNEY VERNON May 20, 1982 – July 21, 2014

Krystal Rae Finney (Kryssie Vernon) of Los Alamos (formerly of Roswell, NM) passed away in her sleep July 21, 2014.

Born May 20, 1982 in Lawton, Okla., she is survived by her husband Mark Vernon; her mother and father, Leandra and Herb Finney; brother, Andrew Finney; sister, Adair Buck; niece Ashlee Marie Buck, brother in-law Roger Buck; grandparents, Clif and Billie Mann; aunt and uncle, Gae and Sonny Mann, and niece Sunny Leanne Mann; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joyce and Carl Vernon, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and


OBITUARY: William Frank Hicks Oct. 11, 1925 – July 16, 2014

on July 26, 2014 - 11:42am

WILLIAM FRANK HICKS Oct. 11, 1925 – July 16, 2014

William Frank Hicks, 88, died Wednesday July 16, 2014 at his Montrose, Colo., home.  Bill was born Oct. 11, 1925 in Hollis, Okla., to Homer and Lottie Hicks. 

In 1943 Bill enlisted in the Air Force and served in the European Theater during WWII. In 1949 he married his wife Mickie and moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico where he made careers as a firefighter and a laboratory technician. Bill was a Past Master of the Los Alamos Masonic Lodge. 

Bill is survived by his wife Mickie, daughter Deb (Steve) Vining, son Les (Charlotte) Hicks, four grand


OBITUARY: Emily Mares-Lang – July 21, 2014

on July 23, 2014 - 12:04pm

EMILY MARES-LANG July 21, 2014

My beloved Wife, Emily Mares-Lang, 73, a native of Taos, NM, went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2014.

She died at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico of a head trauma after a reckless driver hit her while she was walking.

Emily grew up on La Loma in Taos surrounded by her three sisters, Mom and Dad and neighbors who were all called Tio and Tia. As a young woman Emily was a talented seamstress who taught herself ine tecnniques of making her own cloths.

Family and friends knew her as a person who was totally generous, kind, thoughtful, and


OBITUARY: Max Brinkman Dec. 20, 1925–June 30, 2014

on July 23, 2014 - 7:40am

MAX BRINKMAN (aka Maxene Beckman) Dec. 20, 1925 – June 30, 2014

Max Brinkman of Eagle, Idaho passed away peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 88. She was born in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 20, 1925.

She was a longtime resident of Los Alamos and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years.

Max was an avid tennis player. Once during a tennis match, Max fell and hurt her wrist but didn’t stop playing until she had won the match. Later she discovered she’d broken her wrist. She also loved to ski and taught her two granddaughters ages 2 and 4 to ski.

Max is


OBITUARY: JoAnn Marie Jain - July 21, 2014

on July 23, 2014 - 6:59am

JOANN MARIE JAIN - July 21, 2014

JoAnn Marie Jain, 70, of Los Alamos, NM died peacefully at home on July 21, 2014, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. 

She was born to William and Josephine Dorson in Nashua, NH. JoAnn received her RN degree at Catherine Laboure’ School of Nursing in Boston, MA. She met and married Mahavir Jain in Beltsville, MD in 1966, while working as a nurse in Washington, D.C.  

Before settling in Los Alamos, NM, in 1974, JoAnn and Mahavir lived in Winnipeg, Canada and College Station, Texas.