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Obituary: Barbara Keady Oct. 29, 2017

on November 10, 2017 - 7:13am

BARBARA KEADY Oct. 29, 2017

Barbara Keady longtime resident of Los Alamos who was a Los Alamos High School graduate in 1977 was a strong woman who battled brain cancer for 3 1/2 yrs.

Unfortunately, the cancer won the fight in the end, as she passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Calvary Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE.

Barb loved the mountains and the beach and would love to share her talent as an artist.

Barbara Keady Artwork:

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Obituary: Joy Lynn Handsberry April 5, 1968 – Nov. 3, 2017

on November 8, 2017 - 6:56am

JOY LYNN HANDSBERRY April 5, 1968 – Nov. 3, 2017

Joy Lynn Handsberry of Albuquerque, New Mexico, born April 5, 1968 in Dover, Delaware, lost her valiant battle with ovarian cancer on November 3, 2017 in Albuquerque. Joy was 49 years old.

Joy graduated as valedictorian of her class from Smyrna High School in 1986. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Mathematics from the University of Richmond in 1990, graduating first in her class once again.

Soon after earning her degree, she moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico and began her teaching career at Los Alamos High School.

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Obituary: Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Mansfield Oct. 6, 2017

on November 7, 2017 - 9:25am

CHARLES MANSFIELD Oct. 6, 2017
 
Dr. Charles R. “Chuck” Mansfield, 79, passed away October 6, 2017.
 
From 1958 to 1969, he worked as a Siskiyou Smoke Jumper in the Northwest during the summers while attending college. After graduating, he received a post-doctorate position at NASA in Houston, Texas.
 
In 1973 he moved to Los Alamos and worked as a Physicist with LANL for many years before becoming the founding President of the Laboratory Retiree Group since 1994.
 
Chuck had many other interests in life including being an avid pilot, astronomy, a former president of the local
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Obituary: Jean Dummer Feb. 1, 1931 – Nov. 3, 2017

on November 6, 2017 - 3:59pm

JEAN DUMMER Feb. 1, 1931 – Nov. 3, 2017

Jean Dummer died on Friday November 3, 2017. She was 86 years old. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after an unexpected devastating stroke.

Betty Jean Roberts Dummer was born February 1, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She married Jerry on June 1, 1952, and after a year in Nashville (Jerry’s grad. school) and two years in Maryland (U.S. Army), they settled permanently in Los Alamos, NM in November of 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sons Gregory Jerome and John Roberts.

She leaves behind her beloved

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Obituary: Frederic Robinson Fairfield Oct. 4, 1947 – Oct. 26, 2017

on October 31, 2017 - 9:34am

FREDERIC ROBINSON FAIRFIELD Oct. 4, 1947 – Oct. 26, 2017

Frederic Robinson Fairfield, known to his friends and family as Eric, passed away on October 26th, 2017 in his Los Alamos home at the age of 70.

Eric was born in 1947 to Ruth Robinson and Edwin Eaton Fairfield of Orange, New Jersey. He attended the Pingry School in New Jersey before studying chemistry and math at Lehigh University. He earned his PhD in biochemistry in 1980 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

After pursuing his postdoctoral research in Eugene, Oregon, where his daughter Jessamyn was born, he moved

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