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Obituary: MITCHELL PAUL CHAVEZ July 10, 1949 – June 16, 2015

on June 26, 2015 - 4:29pm

MITCHELL PAUL CHAVEZ July 10, 1949 – June 16, 2015

Our beloved Mitchell Paul Chavez was called home on the evening of Tuesday, June 16th after battling the complications of gall bladder surgery for several weeks.

Mitch is survived by his parents, Pascual and Margaret Chavez, younger siblings Annette, Mark, Stephanie, James, Francesca and Stephen, his son Anthony Chavez and daughter Brittany Chavez, grandchildren Monique, Winter and Jayla, brother-in-law Kendal Giles, nieces and nephews Jason, Andrea, Marcello, Ryan, Nicole, Vanessa, Michaela, Gabriel, Dylan and Sophia and countless other


Obituary: Miriam Balog Nov. 12, 1929 – June 16, 2015

on June 25, 2015 - 12:12pm

MIRIAM BALOG Nov. 12, 1929 – June 16, 2015

Sisu. If you are not of Finnish descent, this probably means nothing to you. If you look Sisu up on Google, you’ll still have difficulty truly understanding it. However, if you knew Mim, you know what Sisu is. 

Miriam lived Sisu, day in and day out. From her early days leaving Wyoming to support the love of her life, George, to the rearing of four children, she instilled in them the same values of determination, bravery, resilience, perseverance, tenacity and honesty that she so heartily espoused.

Family excursions all over the US and Canada were


Obituary: Michael F. Johnson March 10, 1956 – June 19, 2015

on June 22, 2015 - 11:52am

MICHAEL F. JOHNSON March 10, 1956 – June 19, 2015

Michael F. Johnson, 59, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away on June 19, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico from complications from chemotherapy.

Born on March 10, 1956 in Ogden, Utah to Ralph Grange Johnson Jr. and Athleen Folger, Michael served an LDS mission in the Michigan, Lansing mission. He married Connie Leone Blair on July 12, 1979 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Michael and Connie lived in Layton, Utah and Wickenburg, Ariz., eventually settling in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Michael owned Johnson Brothers Electric with his brother LeGrand.



Obituary: Linda Ettinger June 16, 1960 - June 11, 2015

on June 19, 2015 - 4:20pm
LINDA ETTINGER June 16, 1960 - June 11, 2015
Linda Ettinger, daughter of June and Harry Ettinger, was born in Washington, D.C., June 16, 1960 and moved to Los Alamos, NM with her family at the age of 1 where she lived most of her life. 
Linda passed away at Promise Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT on June 11, 2015, just shy of her 55th birthday.

After graduating from Los Alamos High School, Linda attended UC Santa Barbara and received a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She later obtained a Master's degree from the University of New Mexico in Audiology.

Obituary: Ronald D. Holmes Jan. 2, 1948 – June 12, 2015

on June 18, 2015 - 7:30am

RONALD DEAN HOLMES Jan. 2, 1948 – June 12, 2015

Ronald Dean Holmes, 67, of Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away on June 12, 2015 with family by his side. Ron was a pillar of strength, courageously battling kidney cancer for the past ten years.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Berry Springs Park, 1801 Co Road 152, Georgetown, Texa 78626. At a later date, a graveside service and inurnment will be held in Truscott, Texas.

Ron was born on January 2nd, 1948 in Salina, Kansas to Robert Lewis Holmes and Alta