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OBITUARY: Andrew Edward Long Nov. 17, 1924–Sept. 23, 2013

on October 19, 2013 - 11:07am

ANDREW EDWARD LONG Nov. 17, 1924Sept. 23, 2013

Andrew Edward Long was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Bartlesville, Okla., to Wesley Brooks Long and Annis Marie Henderson.

He passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Bonnie J. Scott Long; his son, Timothy E. Long of Santa Fe; and his daughter, Andra J. Long Riordan of Albuquerque; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Andy served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII.


OBITUARY: Celia G. Olivas May 10, 1932–Oct. 14, 2013

on October 19, 2013 - 7:31am

CELIA G. OLIVAS May 10, 1930–Oct. 14, 2013

Celia G. Olivas was born in Durango, Colo., and grew up in Henderson, Nev., where she graduated from Basic High School. Her first job was a secretary to a lawyer.

Celia met Ray Olivas in San Luis, Colo., and they married in 1951. They moved to Colorado Springs and lived there until Ray finished his service in the army. They then returned to Henderson and started a family, having three children Vicki, Rick, and Theresa. Shortly after Theresa was born the family moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico.

In 1962, Celia began her long career driving a school


OBITUARY: Paul Terp Oct. 1, 2013

on October 12, 2013 - 11:17am

PAUL TERP Oct. 1, 2013

Paul Terp, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Paul was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Eunice Madeline (Vanderleest) and Leslie Iver Terp, and his brother Ronald Terp. He leaves behind his wife, Susan (Duffy) and five terrific kids; Krissy Jonas, Stacy Jean Brittelle (Micah), Jacqueline Marie Love (Alastair), Katlyn Rose and Ronald James. He also leaves behind six grand-children that he adored; Haiden and Ella Brittelle; Ethan and Bryce Love; Gryffin and Phoenix Jonas.

He has left behind a void in his grieving family and


OBITUARY: William Stratton May 15, 1922–Oct. 3, 2013

on October 9, 2013 - 8:11am

WILLIAM STRATTON May 15, 1922Oct. 3, 2013

William (Bill) Robert Stratton, 91, of Los Alamos, NM, passed away on Oct. 3, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly Stratton, three daughters, Nancy Stratton (Gary Echert), Gail Stratton (Pat Miller), Sheila Capute (Dave Capute), a nephew who was like a son, Fred Lundquist, and five grandsons, Joshua & Brendan Capute, William Miller, and Matthew & Michael Echert. He was a loving husband, father and friend of many and known for his sharp intellect & wide-ranging interests as well as his kindness.

Bill was born in River Falls,


OBITUARY: Wilbur Brown July 6, 1932–Sept. 17, 2013

on October 8, 2013 - 7:23am

WILBUR BROWN July 6, 1932–Sept. 17, 2013

Wilbur Knight Brown of Durango died from pneumonia Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. He was 81.

Dr. Brown was born July 6, 1932 in Oakland, Calif., to Herbert and Donna Brown. He grew up in Piedmont, Calif., and graduated from Piedmont High School.  

Known to family and friends as Bill, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering. While at Berkeley, Bill was involved in the NROTC program and subsequently served in the U.S.



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