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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


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


Obituary: Esther Rice Abernathey April 18, 1927 – Oct. 23, 2017

on October 29, 2017 - 9:34am

ESTHER RICE ABERNATHY April 18, 1927 – Oct. 23, 2017

Esther Rice Abernathey, 90, of White Rock, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at home. She was born in Hill City, Kansas, on April 18, 1927. Her parents were Clara Floy Law Rice and Lewis Herman Rice.

Esther grew up on a farm in Graham County Kansas during the Great Depression. She graduated from Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1949. It was at Fort Hays that she met Robert Abernathey, a returning Navy veteran, and they were married in January 1949. 

She was an early childhood educator for 20 years.


Obituary: Ryan Barnes Feb. 26, 1978 – Oct. 18, 2017

on October 26, 2017 - 9:25pm
RYAN BARNES Feb. 26, 1978 – Oct. 18, 2017
Ryan Barnes, 39, passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2017 in Espanola, NM. He was born on February 26, 1978 in Los Alamos, NM and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1996.
He is predeceased by his grandparents, Joe and Fran Segar and his uncle, Larry Segar. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Barnes.
Ryan started ice skating at the age of two and became an accomplished hockey player. He was offered an opportunity to try out for the New York Rangers, which he turned down.

Obituary: Tony M. Borrego Jan. 25, 1931 – Oct. 22, 2017

on October 25, 2017 - 11:09am

TONY M. BORREGO Jan. 25, 1931 – Oct. 22, 2017

Tony M. Borrego, 86, a resident of White Rock, passed away in Los Alamos on Sunday, October 22, 2017 with his family by his side.

He was born on January 25, 1931 in Española to Luis and Erinea Garcia Borrego. He was raised in the Española Valley and attended and graduated from Española High School Hornets being Class Valedictorian in 1950. Tony loved to learn, especially numbers, westerns as well as history, especially of New Mexico and the Southwest. He was a voracious reader, with westerns being some of his favorites.

After his world became



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