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OBITUARY: Edward Fredric Hammel Jan. 6, 1918–June 8, 2013

on June 14, 2013 - 7:21am

EDWARD FREDRIC HAMMEL Jan. 6, 1918June 8, 2013

Edward Fredric Hammel, 95, a Los Alamos resident for 69 years, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at home in Los Alamos.

He was born in New York City, New York on Jan. 6, 1918. He grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY. His father, Edward F. Hammel, Sr. was a civil engineer. His mother, Louise Schultz Hammel, was a church secretary, loving housewife and mother.  

Edward Hammel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1939 with a major in chemistry. It was at Dartmouth where he also worked as a waiter in Mrs.


OBITUARY: Lorna Hamilton Cooper March 3, 1936–June 9, 2013

on June 11, 2013 - 1:47pm

LORNA HAMILTON COOPER March 3, 1936June 9, 2013

Lorna Hamilton Cooper, a resident of Los Alamos for nearly 40 years, passed away Sunday June 9, 2013.

She was born March 3, 1936. She was the beloved child of Philip and Georgia Goss, and mother of Preston Cooper, Erika Cooper Gorman, and Linsday Cooper. She loved her grandchildren Ethan and Kelsey Prueitt, Dane Van Buren, Layn Biddle, Rigel and Andromeda Cooper, and Kyle and Grace Sackman. She raised Layn for several years and missed him every day after he moved to Alaska.

Lorna was a talented painter and photographer until her disease


OBITUARY: Donald (Adonias) Ortega March 13, 1926–May 27, 2013

on June 6, 2013 - 7:17am


On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, as a result of a recent illness, our beloved father, Donald (Adonias) Ortega, 87, passed from this world into the open arms of the Lord.

Donald Ortega was a former resident of Los Alamos and resided in Idaho Falls with his daughter, Suzanna and son-in-law, Andrew Phillips since July 2011. Donald was born on March 13, 1926 in Las Vegas, NM to Maggie Ortega Trosper. As a young teenager, his first job was working for the railroad in Southern New Mexico.


OBITUARY: Richard Paul Mullen May 26, 2013

on May 29, 2013 - 4:52pm


Richard Paul Mullen, 42, resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2013.

Richard is preceded in death by his father, Jack Mullen; grandmother, Mabel Mullen; grandfather, Paul Mullen and step grandfather, Pete Reasner.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lori Mullen; his mother, Karen Lee Mullen; daughter, Melonie (Sam) Craig; grandson, Nathan Craig; brother Lee (Jan) Mullen; special nephew, Christopher Mullen, who loved his “Uncle Buddy”; in-laws: Donna and Dennis Schneider, and Lisa (Brett) Cummins; his beloved pets: Jazzie


OBITUARY: Stephen Stoddard Feb. 8, 1925–May 24, 2013

on May 27, 2013 - 3:13pm


Stephen “Steve” Davidson Stoddard, 88, died May 24, 2013. World War II veteran, “Battle of the Bulge” soldier, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge recipient, devoted husband and father, Ceramic Engineer Extraordinaire, Justice of the Peace, Los Alamos County Commissioner, three term New Mexico State Senator, Patriot, Statesman, Los Alamos Living Treasure, a friend to all, a connoisseur of fine scotch and a good cigar. Another member of the “Greatest Generation” has left our midst.

Born in Everett, Washington on February 8, 1925



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