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Obituary: Rev. Norman Joseph Mead Oct. 7, 2015

on October 11, 2015 - 10:39am


Rev. Norman Joseph Mead, 94, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away after a series of health problems of increasing seriousness on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Born 1921 in Rochester, NY, son of William Clyde Mead and Georgina Edwards Mead, he was raised on a small rural farm near Spencerport, NY, with his older brother Clyde D. Mead and the family dog Dixie. His father worked as a journeyman electrician, while his mother was a devout Christian homemaker.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Houghton College, and a Bachelor of Theology from Eastern Baptist


Obituary: Kathleen Johnstone Fergus Sept. 12, 1936 – Sept. 30, 2015

on October 9, 2015 - 10:07am

KATHLEEN JOHNSTONE FERGUS Sept. 12, 1936 Sept. 30, 2015

Kathleen Johnstone Fergus, passed away on September 30, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM.

Beloved by her family, Kathleen was born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 12, 1936 to Thomas and Catherine Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Alasdair J. B. Fergus.

Kathleen is lovingly remembered by her children, Andrew (Flora) of Kamloops, British Columbia, and Gillian (Andrew) of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and by her five grandchildren, Ryan, Holly, and Jenna Erickson, & Ruaridh, and Coen Stormer Fergus.


Obituary: Dr. James Neil Downing March 21, 1943 – Sept. 27, 2015

on October 2, 2015 - 2:56pm

DR. JAMES NEIL DOWNING March 21, 1943 – Sept. 27, 2015

James Neil Downing, Jr. passed away on September 27, 2015 in Garden Ridge, Texas.

He was born on March 21, l943 in Bonham, Texas to James Neil Downing, Sr. and Mary Helen Downing. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Morgan-Downing of Garden Ridge, Texas; son Scott Downing; daughter-in-law, Donna Downing; grandchildren, Katie Downing, JD Downing, and Audrey Downing of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Also, his sister, Patricia Keene; brother-in-law, Joe Keene of San Marcos, California, along with niece,


Obituary: Trevor Orr July 31, 1967 – Aug. 26, 2015

on October 2, 2015 - 10:05am

TREVOR ORR July 31, 1967 – Aug. 26, 2015

Trevor Orr, Los Alamos resident of roughly twenty years, died on August 26th, 2015. He was 48.

Trevor was born in Houston, TX, on July 31st, 1967. The youngest of three children, he was born to Jimmy and Sally Orr. He grew up primarily in Houston, before moving to New Mexico half way through high school. He graduated from Pecos High in 1985, and briefly studied at NMSU. 

He became an active member of Capital Christian Church in Santa Fe, and went on several missions around the world. His missions included places like Iraq, Albania, and Ecuador. 



Obituary: William Miles Brittelle Jr. Sept. 27, 2015

on September 30, 2015 - 1:33pm
William Miles Brittelle Jr., departed this world September 27th, 2015 surrounded by his family at home in Los Alamos, NM; he was 83.
Miles was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in his passing by his mother and father Mildred and William M. Brittelle Sr. and his children Christine and Mark. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce; his revered brother Martin; his cherished children Bill, Greg & Suzi, Matthew, Micah & Stacy, and Mack; his three nieces, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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