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OBITUARY: Gilbert Wayne Butler Feb. 22, 1941 – Aug. 9, 2014

on September 17, 2014 - 4:33pm

GILBERT WAYNE BUTLER Feb. 22, 1941 – Aug. 9, 2014

Avid runner and Rotarian Gilbert Wayne Butler was born February 22, 1941 in Fort Collins, Colorado to John Lafayette Butler (Lafe) and Phyllis Elizabeth (Hunter) Butler.  He was raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Borah High School in 1959. 

In 1963 he received his B.S. in Chemistry from Oregon State University, Corvalis. Bypassing a master’s degree, he went directly into the doctoral program at the University of California, Berkley, receiving his Ph.D.


OBITUARY: Jack B. Tucker Aug. 21, 2014

on September 16, 2014 - 7:21am

JACK B. TUCKER Aug. 21, 2014

Jack B. Tucker, 82, longtime resident of Los Alamos and Espanola passed away at home on August 21, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Emma Sue Tucker. He is survived by Gwen, his loving wife of 55 years; his children Tad Tucker, Tim and Audra Tucker, Tammy Tucker and Lisa Woodrow, and Tracy and Rick Conner. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chloe, Tristan, Milo, Josh, Justin, Jayde, and Jorda. He is also survived by sister and brothers’ in-law, nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Jack’s early years were spent in Kentucky.


OBITUARY: Mary Ellen Cousins Jan. 20, 1934 – Sept. 5, 2014

on September 10, 2014 - 11:47am

MARY ELLEN COUSINS Jan. 20, 1934 – Sept. 5, 2014

Mary Ellen Cousins, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Mary Ellen Cousins was born on the 20th of January, 1934 to Leo and Frieda Nordberg in St. Louis, MO.  She was the only daughter out of five children. She spent her early years growing up in St. Louis and moved to Sparta, IL before Jr. High. She and all of her brothers graduated from Sparta High. She then followed in the family tradition of attending Southern Illinois University.

She returned to St. Louis and there she met her future husband, Bob.


OBITUARY: Lou Ann Pilkington April 2, 1924 – Aug. 31, 2014

on September 10, 2014 - 11:21am

LOU ANN PILKINGTON April 2, 1924 – Aug. 31, 2014

Dr. Lou Ann Pilkington, 90, of New York City and lately of Los Alamos, NM, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

She was born April 2, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas, the second daughter of Le Roy Ruben Pilkington and Gertrude Fern Hunt Pilkington. She was an excellent swimmer and excelled in table tennis.

The family later moved to Okmulgee, Oklahoma where she graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1942. Lou Ann attended Okmulgee Junior College and worked as a sports reporter on The Okmulgee Daily Times, the first daily in Oklahoma’s history to


OBITUARY: Michele 'Micki' Leger June 27, 1942 – Sept. 6, 2014

on September 8, 2014 - 3:15pm

MICHELE "MICKI" LEGER June 27, 1942 – Sept. 6, 2014

Michele “Micki” Leger, 72, a longtime resident of Sapello, NM, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM.

She was born in Albuquerque, NM in June 27, 1942 to Arthur Naylon Morgan, Jr. and Dorothy Jamison. She first lived in Santa Fe then eventually moved up the “Hill” to Los Alamos, NM. She and her siblings grew up with the many canyons of Los Alamos as their backyard and playground.