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Obituary: Thomas Keenan Oct. 8, 1924 – May 25, 2015

on May 27, 2015 - 8:33am

TOM KEENAN Oct. 8, 1924 – May 25, 2015

Dr. Thomas Kent Keenan died on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the age of 90 years. Tom was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, having come as a summer student in 1950. 

He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on October 8, 1924, the only child of Robert & Margaret Keenan. He was educated in both public and Catholic schools and was active in the music program, playing saxophone in the High School Band, clarinet in Orchestra, and both instruments in a dance band. Tom’s Dad, Robert, had to travel most weeks so he was alone with his mother.


Obituary: James “JW” Smith May 18, 2015

on May 20, 2015 - 8:27am

JAMES JW SMITH May 18, 2015

James “JW” Smith, 88, a resident of White Rock, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 of “too many miles and not enough tread”.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory.

The family of James “JW” Smith has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505.747.7477 –


Obituary: Keith Connett Russell IV June 12, 1983 – May 12, 2015

on May 20, 2015 - 7:29am

KEITH CONNETT RUSSELL IV June 12, 1983 – May 12, 2015

June 12, 1983 – May 12, 2015 Keith Connett Russell IV, 31 years old, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Keith was born on June 12, 1983, in Birmingham, Alabama. Keith attended Indian Springs School and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master's Degree in Computer Technology.

He worked diligently for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy as a contract employee where he created a groundbreaking program to protect the environment from nuclear waste that is now in demand in other countries.


Obituary: Todd Mark Sander Dec. 14, 1964 – April 30, 2015

on May 19, 2015 - 7:37am

TODD MARK SANDER Dec. 14, 1964 – April 30, 2015

Todd Mark Sander was born in Seattle, WA on December 14, 1964, to Oscar R. Sander and Janet Blohm Sander. He shared his birthday with his sister, Julie Sander Bucknam, who was born two years later.  

Because his family moved often during Todd’s elementary school years, Todd changed schools every year until his family moved to White Rock in 1977. He then entered Mrs. Spingler’s sixth grade class at Pinon School.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1982 and graduated magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University with both a B.S.


Obituary: Earl Maze May 11, 2015

on May 12, 2015 - 10:10am

EARL MAZE May 11, 2015

Earl Maze, 95, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Maze.

Mr. Maze is survived by his children, Jay Maze and wife Sally and Cindy Maze all of White Rock; grandsons, Stephen Maze and wife Julie of White Rock and Kevin Maze of Albuquerque and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos. Private burial to take place.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.