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Obituary: Melvin Lewis Prueitt Oct. 16, 1932 – Jan. 30, 2016

on February 2, 2016 - 12:29pm

MELVIN LEWIS PRUEITT Oct. 16, 1932 – Jan. 30, 2016

Melvin Lewis Prueitt, 83, died January 30, 2016 with his family at his side in Los Alamos New Mexico. He was born October 16, 1932 in Wickes, Arkansas to Ernest and Bessie Prueitt. He worked as a physicist for 31 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he pioneered the field of computer graphics and worked in theoretical physics. His later years were spent developing clean energy and water technologies.

At an early age he knew he would be a scientist and eventually earned a Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona, followed by


Obituary: Mary Martha Blum May 26, 1924 – Jan. 26, 2016

on February 1, 2016 - 12:06pm

MARY MARTHA BLUM May 26, 1924 – Jan. 26, 2016

Mary Martha (Lusk) Blum, affectionately known as "Mott" by her parents and relatives passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in Los Alamos, NM.

She was born May 26, 1924 to Raymond and Martha Lusk in Columbus Grove, Ohio. At the age of 19, she and her husband Dr. William A. Blum moved to California where he practiced Optometry for 54 years. Dr. Blum sold his practice and returned with Mary to Lima, Ohio in 1999. Her husband preceded her in death as well as her daughter Judy Jeanine Blum-Fernandez and grandson Christopher Thomas Blum.



Obituary: Steven Ray Marshall Jan. 11, 2016

on January 30, 2016 - 7:25am


Steven Ray Marshall, age 40, a resident of White Rock, NM, passed away on January 11, 2016.

He is survived by his parents Fredie and Rita Marshall, sister Shela Marshall, nieces Cheriece and Aries Margiotta and nephew Vincent Margiotta.

Steven was a graduate of the class of 1993 at Los Alamos High School. He loved to watch his favorite teams, the San Francisco 49er’s and the Boston Red Sox.

There is a Memorial Fund set up at Los Alamos National Bank in the name of The Steven Marshall Memorial Fund. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.



Obituary: Helen Margaret Falkenberg Ruminer Feb. 8, 1921 – Jan. 16, 2016

on January 27, 2016 - 7:23am
Helen Margaret Falkenberg Ruminer died peacefully on January 16, 2016, surrounded by family.
She is survived by her sister Frances Byrne, two sons and four daughters: John (and wife, Kit) Ruminer of Los Alamos, NM, Patrick Ruminer of Ponderosa, NM, Janice (and husband, Jim) Humphrey of Colorado Springs, CO, Judith (and husband, Sterling) Carter of Winston, NM, Mary (and husband Butch) Williams of Albuquerque, NM, and Kathleen (and husband, David) Funk of Los Alamos, NM.

Obituary: Jean R. Riegle June 22, 1940 – Jan. 18, 2016

on January 26, 2016 - 7:05am

JEAN R. RIEGLE June 22, 1940 – Jan. 18, 2016

Jean R. Riegle, born June 22, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. Preceded by William, whom she married in 1960; parents, Walter & Henrietta Reiniger; and family friend, Kevin Haber. 

Jean attended Miami U. in Oxford where she met Bill. After sending daughters off to school, Jean worked at WSU then Sinclair. Jean kept at her education, earning her BA from UD and Masters from Antioch. 

When Jean retired in 2012, she was working as an advisor at Sinclair.