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Obituary: Genéah Dolores Rickman September 1929 – March 20, 2015

on March 24, 2015 - 9:58am
GENÉAH DOLORES RICKMAN, September 1929 – March 20, 2015
Genéah Dolores Rickman—beloved mother, teacher, friend, mentor, iconoclast, and creator of delicious foods—died peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Los Alamos, NM. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in the farmlands of northwestern Iowa, Genéah learned at an early age about self-reliance and the value of being kind and compassionate to all living things. Her father and mother, Jake and Emma Kleinhesselink, taught her the virtues of honesty and hard work.

OBITUARY: Lou Pierotti March 21, 2015

on March 23, 2015 - 7:31pm

LOU PIEROTTI March 21, 2015

Lou Pierotti, age 94, longtime resident and Living Treasure of Los Alamos, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Lou will be remembered as the creator of Pierotti’s Clowns, a 5 man softball team.

A rosary for Lou will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 3700 Canyon Road. A Funeral Mass for Lou will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27 at IHM. A Reception will follow the Mass at Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall.

Note: Interment is 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.

The family of Lou


OBITUARY: Edward Gene Carlson March 11, 2015

on March 20, 2015 - 10:05am


Edward Gene Carlson, 87, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, died March 11, 2015. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, where he lived most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He later worked in Tacoma as a motion picture projectionist and a TV cameraman.

Ed loved the mountains of Washington State and spent much of his free time hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Selma Carlson of Tacoma, Washington; his brother, Roy Carlson of Boston, Massachusetts; and by his


OBITUARY: Luvella Reading Sept. 1, 1938 – March 11, 2015

on March 16, 2015 - 10:36am

LUVELLA READING Sept. 1, 1938 – March 11, 2015

Luvella Reading, 76, former resident of Los Alamos, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born in Abiquiu, NM on September, 1, 1938 to Sinferoza and Pedro Abeyta. 

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for many years and was an advocate of US service personnel and veterans, and always included them in her prayers for their well being and safe return. Luvella, known as “Nana Lu”, lived for the joy provided by her grandchildren, and great-granddaughter Chloe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel


OBITUARY: Nancy Scott Fitzgibbon May 10, 1921 – March 10, 2015

on March 14, 2015 - 9:01am

NANCY SCOTT FITZGIBBON May 10, 1921 – March 10, 2015

Nancy Scott Fitzgibbon passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Born in El Paso, Texas to Robert Churchill and Ellen Grogan Scott on May 10, 1921. She attended the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy (UTEP) in El Paso, Texas and received her bachelor’s degree in 1943.

Nancy married Francis Joseph Fitzgibbon of Syracuse, NY in 1946 and moved to Los Alamos, NM where Fitz worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Nancy began her long career as an educator with the Los Alamos Public Schools.