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OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Graves July 13, 1931 - March 16, 2013

on March 18, 2013 - 6:57am

PATRICIA ANN GRAVES March 16, 2013 

Patricia Ann Graves (Roe) Pat, Grandma, Great Grandma passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones March 16, 2013 at the age of 81.

Pat was born at the family home in Abiline, Texas to Ruby Jo and William S. Roe on July 13, 1931.

Pat grew up visting her grandparents farm each summer with her many cousins.

She graduated from Abiline High School in 1948 and began her higher education that summer at Hardin Simmons University.

In the fall she attended School of Mines (UTEP) at El Paso.

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Obituary: Isaac Anthony Hayden June 11, 1996 - March 12, 2013

on March 16, 2013 - 9:57pm

ISAAC ANTHONY HAYDEN

Isaac Anthony Hayden, 16, of Los Alamos, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James “Jim” Hayden. 

Isaac was born June 11, 1996 to David and Jennifer Hayden. Isaac was a joyful young man with a loving and generous spirit for everyone he met. 

Isaac was accepting of others and loved to be with people. His sweet spirit and sense of humor will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. 

He always kept busy with many projects going at one time.

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Obituary: Elaine Teresa Doyle Stratton March 23, 1929 - March 5, 2013

on March 16, 2013 - 9:02am

ELAINE TERESA DOYLE STRATTON March 23, 1929 - March 5, 2013

Elaine Teresa Doyle Stratton, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the family home in Los Alamos from complications of leukemia.

She was born March 23, 1929, to Colonel Hugh and Gertrude Mayr Doyle in Fort Totten, NY. Her father was later transferred to Fort Hamilton, New York, and she called Brooklyn home until, at the age of 20.

She came to Los Alamos from Oswego State Teachers College (NY) to teach primary grades in the Los Alamos Public Schools. She later earned a Masters in Education from New York University.

She met

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Obituary: Newby Gene Ellington Sept. 29, 1933 - Feb. 27, 2013

on March 16, 2013 - 8:21am

NEWBY GENE ELLINGTON

Newby Gene Ellington, 79, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 after a long and difficult battle with cancer. 

He spent his last weeks, days and hours in the loving embrace of his wife Susan, his children and grandchildren. 

Newby was the third child born to John Robert “Uncle Bob” Ellington and Martra Leila Ellington. He was born Sept. 29, 1933 and raised in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. 

He graduated from Eli Whitney High School in Alamance County,  and has a large and loving extended family.

Newby joined the U.S.

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OBITUARY: Selma M. Dion April 8, 1918–April 8, 2012

on March 15, 2013 - 9:02am

Selma M. Dion April 8, 1918April 8, 2012

Selma M. Dion (nee Bakunas) was a Los Alamos resident from 1951 until moving to Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 2002.

She is survived by her son Paul, grandchildren Lorelei, Angelee, Noah and Sarah, and by great grandchildren Lucinda and Miranda.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Judith.

Memorial service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos. Friends are welcome.

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OBITUARY: Marie Violee Geoffrion Sept. 9, 1928 - March 3, 2013

on March 6, 2013 - 6:24am

Marie Violee Geoffrion Sept. 9, 1928 - March 3, 2013

Marie Violee Geoffrion passed away peacefully March 3, 2013. Marie Violee McElroy was born September 9, 1928 in Las Vegas, NM.  

She met Louis Geoffrion in Las Vegas and they were wed September 16, 1949. They moved to Los Alamos after their marriage where they lived for the 58 years until Marie was preceded in death by Louis in 2007.

Marie was a long time resident of Los Alamos, NM and a recent resident of Sierra Vista Living Community in Santa Fe, NM.  

While in Los Alamos, Marie was an Administrative Assistant for the Los Alamos

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OBITUARY: Eugene Henderson Eyster March 21, 1914 – February 17, 2013

on March 5, 2013 - 5:08pm
Eugene Henderson Eyster March 21, 1914 February 17, 2013
 
Laboratory retiree, Eugene Henderson Eyster of Los Alamos passed away at Sombrillo Care Center February 17, 2013. Gene was 98 years old.

He was born on March 21, 1914 in Wheaton, Minnesota. He married Joyce Krenz, also of rural Minnesota on January 6, 1942. They celebrated 71 years of married this past January.

They spent four years at the Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh, followed by work in Indianhead, Maryland and Washington, D. C. In 1948 they came to Los Alamos. Gene retired from the Lab in 1980.

Gene graduated from Wheaton High

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OBITUARY: Carol Sue Van Vessem March 30, 1958 – Feb. 20, 2013

on February 20, 2013 - 4:42pm

Carol Sue Van Vessem March 30, 1958 Feb. 20, 2013

Carol Sue Van Vessem passed away on February 20, 2013 at the age of 54 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

She was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico on March 30, 1958. 

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the American Legion Post 90, located at 1325 Trinity in Los Alamos.

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on February 19, 2013 - 4:53pm

GORDON NEAL KEATING 1966Feb. 14, 2013

Gordon Neal Keating of Los Alamos, New Mexico died peacefully February 14, after a lengthy illness. He passed away at home surrounded by close family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jody Keating, and is survived by his father, Richard Keating (of Edwardsville, IL.), wife, Elizabeth, daughters, Flannery and Zoë, and brother Phillip (of Denver, Colo.)

He grew up in Edwardsville, IL., and attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He was passionate about geology, especially volcanology. After college, Gordon worked for the U.S.

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