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Obituary: Gail Roach June 26, 2017

on June 27, 2017 - 5:59am

GAIL ROACH June 26, 2017

Gail Roach, 64, a resident of White Rock, passed away peacefully on Monday June 26th, 2017 after battling with cancer. Gail was a beautiful and loving person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kelly Blount, Sr., of Jemez  Springs; and nephew, William Horvath, of Carlsbad.

Gail retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory after 13 years of service. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, spending time at the lake, going to yard sales, and getting together with her book club.

Gail was an

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Obituary: Bruce Noel Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

on June 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

BRUCE NOEL Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

Bruce Noel departed this world from his home in Espanola, New Mexico on June 18, 2017.

Bruce was born in York, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1934. He began his working career as a bartender and truck driver there. Given the opportunity to start college at the age of 22, he completed his undergraduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, received his M.S. at Case in Cleveland, and his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from UNM in Albuquerque while also working at Sandia Laboratories.

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Obituary: Tyler Eric (T-Bone) Bone Nov. 4, 1968 – June 19, 2017

on June 24, 2017 - 11:34am

TYLER ERIC (T-BONE) BONE Nov. 4, 1968 June 19, 2017

Tyler Eric (T-Bone) Bone, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his Los Alamos home.

He was born November 4, 1968 in Santa Fe, the son of Gerald and Candiace Bone. His father has preceded him in death. He leaves behind his mother, Candiace Bone; his fiance, Michelle Schaedel; uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bone and children; aunt, Paella & Douglas Anderson and children.

T-Bone was a man of honor, strength, and character. No other man came close to the most amazing man he became.

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Obituary: Anthony L. Beery Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

on June 23, 2017 - 6:48am

ANTHONY L. BEERY Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

Anthony L. Beery (aka: Tony Beery and Tony Nahlee) passed away May 30, 2017 in an automobile wreck in Alamogordo, NM. He was born February 17, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and had been residing in Albuquerque, NM.

He is preceded in death by his late sister Crystal A. Beery. He is survived by his biological father, Lawrence Tucker and mother, Peggy Nahlee Harrison. He is survived by his sister, Stacy Nahlee, and her children Crystal and Evelyn; and her grandchildren, Calista, Calina, and Ilijah.

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Obituary: William (Bill) Henry Meloy Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:54am

WILLIAM (BILL) HENRY MELOY Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

William (Bill) Henry Meloy, 72, passed away on June 17, 2017. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 22, 1944 to Jesse Henry and Jessie Lee (LaRue) Meloy. He graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, and completed his degree in Business Administration from Western University, Silver City, New Mexico.

Bill was awarded a Purple Heart serving in the US Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was a certified pipefitter working for 30 years for the maintenance contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bill was

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Obituary: David Bruce Holtkamp April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

on June 20, 2017 - 6:28am
DAVID BRUCE HOLTKAMP April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

David Bruce Holtkamp departed this life on June 16, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado surrounded by his wife, Irma, their children, David Michael (Michele) and Kathryn Alicia “Katy” (Michael) and his dear friend and colleague Jeremy Payton. He was born on April 16, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to William Edward and Betty Joyce (Hundley) Holtkamp, Jr.

David and Irma came to Los Alamos, NM in January of 1979 and have lived there for all but one year since then. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 28.

David is preceded in death by his

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Obituary: John N. Horne Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

on June 19, 2017 - 9:39pm

JOHN N. HORNE Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne, 54, died June 15, 2017 at his home in Los Alamos.

He leaves behind his loving father, John L. Horne; sister Deborah Barnes and her husband, James; nephew James Horne and family; aunts Susan Rerchert and Sharon Baljie; cousins Dianna Witle, Joann Tapert, Sharon Cooper, Jennifer Shiakallis, Susie Merlo and Christine Anderson, as well as countless friends, colleagues, law enforcement personnel throughout New Mexico and church brothers and sisters.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph

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Obituary: Bonny L. Ingwerson March 1, 1932 – June 15, 2017

on June 19, 2017 - 9:23am

BONNY L INGWERSON March 1, 1932 – June 15, 2017

Bonny L Ingwerson, 85 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center.

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at Central Church of Christ with Pastor Lyle Hinebauch officiating. Cremation was held and there will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Central Church of Christ for the use in the Mission Programs. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bonny was born a twin on March 1, 1932 in

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Obituary: Harry Rheiner William Egdorf March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

on June 18, 2017 - 7:44am

HARRY RHEINER WILLIAM EGDORF March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

Harry Rheiner William Egdorf, 98, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Sombrillo Nursing facility in Los Alamos.

Harry was born on March 24, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He had an early love for Chemistry beginning with Laboratory work in the Cook County Hospital Blood Bank in Chicago. During World War II Harry served in the US Army as a surgical technician. After the war, he married Jean Wilson, also of Chicago and raised a family moving to Colorado in 1955 and Nebraska in 1956.

Upon retirement

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Obituary: Charles Robert King June 8, 2017

on June 16, 2017 - 10:19am
CHARLES ROBERT KING June 8, 2017
 
Charles Robert King, age 88, died in Green Valley, Arizona on June 8, 2017, after a brief battle with age related illnesses. 
 
He was born in Jackson, Michigan, attended East Jackson High School, and graduated in 1951 from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
 
After working briefly for NASA in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1960, he landed a coveted job at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico and moved his family out west.
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Obituary: Carol Ann Kochan April 23, 1965 – June 11, 2017

on June 14, 2017 - 3:04pm
CAROL ANN KOCHAN April 23, 1965 – June 11, 2017
 
Carol Ann Kochan, 52, passed from this world to the next on June 11, 2017, in Melbourne, FL. She had her husband by her side holding her hand.
 
Carol was born in St. Charles, MO on April 23, 1965, the daughter of Dorothy A. Kochan and Anton M. Kochan. She was a graduate of Hazelwood West Senior High School, attended the University of Missouri on two separate occasions and also attended the University of Florida.
 
Carol was a lifelong supporter and member (Cadette) of the Girl Scouts of America, a longtime member of the Indian Harbour
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Obituary: Phyllis Dube Petersen April 20, 1922 – June 3, 2017

on June 14, 2017 - 8:09am

PHYLISS DUBE PETERSEN April 20, 1922 – June 3, 2017

Phyllis Dube Petersen peacefully passed away at the age of 95 on June 3, 2017. Phyllis was born on April 20, 1922 in Storden, Minnesota to Hazel and Howard Parker. She was the youngest of nine children. She attended District 24 School in Cottonwood County, and graduated from Windom High School in 1940. She moved to Los Alamos in 1964 and worked at the Medical Center, then at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for 22 years.

Phyllis married Arthur Dube in 1965 and lived with him until his death in 1994. She then married Peter M.

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Obituary: Robb Carlton Minor March 26, 1929 – May 28, 2017

on June 13, 2017 - 5:56pm

 

Robb Carlton Minor: March 26, 1929 – May 28, 2017

Robb Carlton Minor died May 28th, 2017 at home in White Rock, New Mexico. Robb, a Christian, was loved and adored by his family and friends; he will be sorely missed.

Robb was born at home in Holton, Kansas, March 26, 1929, to Jennings and Belle Minor. Throughout childhood years he played with his younger twin brothers Frank and O. H. Minor and his five cousins Bill, Brian, Pat, Toby and Mike Scanland.

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Obituary: Joel Mann Williams Jr. June 3, 2017

on June 7, 2017 - 4:17pm

JOEL MANN WILLIAMS JR. June 3, 2017

Joel Mann Williams Jr. (“Pete” to his family), age 77, died Saturday, June 3, 2017. He passed away peacefully, in his home, surrounded by his entire immediate family.

Joel is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Carol; his daughter Reine; son Michael; two grandchildren, Steven and Morgan; and many family members back home in Virginia. Joel also leaves behind countless close friends, colleagues, and the close-knit members of the local tennis community.

Joel was born in Suffolk, Virginia, to Joel Williams Sr. and Mildred Williams.

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Obituary: Phyllis Estelle Krick Aug. 14, 1926 – May 20, 2017

on June 6, 2017 - 9:49am
PHYLLIS ESTELLE KRICK Aug. 14, 1926 – May 20, 2017
 
Phyllis Krick, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away at age 90 on May 20 from complications following a head injury sustained in a fall. She was surrounded by family during her final, peaceful hours.
 
Phyllis was born in 1926 in Boston, MA, to Benjamin and Dorothy (Fisk) Schoder and was raised in Boston and surrounding areas. She attended Boston Latin School and Boston Girls' High School.
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Obituary: Patricia (Trisha) Ann (Hicks) Livingston Dec. 22, 1948 – June 2, 2017

on June 5, 2017 - 9:57am

PATRICIA (TRISHA) ANN HICKS LIVINGSTON Dec. 22, 1948 – June 2, 2017

Patricia (Trisha) Ann (Hicks) Livingston, 68, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Las Vegas, NM on December 22, 1948 to Johnnie and Gloria (Roberts) Hicks. She moved to Los Alamos, NM in 1951 and remained there until 1979 when she moved to Midland, TX.

Trisha was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Gloria Hicks, and sister-in-law Lynda Hicks.

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Obituary: Robert M. Abernathey Nov. 7, 1924 – May 31, 2017

on June 4, 2017 - 7:26am

ROBERT M. ABERNATHEY Nov. 7, 1924 – May 31, 2017

Robert M. Abernathey, 92, of White Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at home. Born November 7, 1924, in Gaylord, Kansas, he was the son of the late Perry and Ollie Abernathey.

Bob grew up on a Kansas farm. He went to school in a one room school house from first through eighth grade before attending high school in Cedar, Kansas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy the week after Pearl Harbor, and it was during his service time that he developed a lifelong love of flying planes.

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Obituary: Shirley Ann (Miller) Stokes Sept. 4, 1935 – May 22, 2017

on June 2, 2017 - 9:36am
SHIRLEY ANN (MILLER) STOKES Sept. 4, 1935  May 22, 2017
 
Shirley Ann (Miller) Stokes, 81, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away May 22, 2017.
 
She was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Cheyenne Wells, CO to Clifford and Eva Miller. Shirley grew up in Granby and Aurora, CO and graduated from Aurora High School where she received the 'Miss Spirit' award in 1953. She attended Colorado State Teachers College (UNC today) in Greeley, CO.
 
In 1955, she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Stokes on a blind date. They were married Sept. 4th, 1955, her 20th birthday.
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Obituary: George Allan Mattys Dec. 12, 1955 – May 23, 2017

on June 1, 2017 - 8:29pm

GEORGE ALLAN MATTYS Dec. 12, 1955 – May 23, 2017

George Allan Mattys, 61, native and resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed from this life in his sleep on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  During his careers in New Mexico, George worked for Los Alamos National Labs, TRK, and Plateau Property Management.  He also worked as a cabinetmaker and carpenter for a time in Colorado.

George loved the outdoors and the mountains, and the beauty, simplicity, and serenity of nature, and spent much time exploring, camping, and photographing its detail and wonder.

He was funny and sometimes irreverent, but

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Obituary: Nona Bondurant Bowman Nov. 21, 1932 – May 18, 2017

on May 26, 2017 - 6:33am

NONA BONDURANT BOWMAN Nov. 21, 1932 – May 18, 2017

Nona Bondurant Bowman passed away peacefully and quickly on May 18, 2017, with her family by her side. After a fall in the lobby of the Mary Deal theater on May 17, she apparently suffered a severe concussion and never regained consciousness. Her passing ended a two-year period of serious intermittent illnesses. Nona is survived by her husband, Charles Daniel Bowman; her son, David Carlton Bowman of Farmington, NM; and her daughter, Brenda Herbert with her husband Patrick Herbert of Raleigh, NC, and their children, Lindsey and Parker.

Nona

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Obituary: Juan B. Gonzales Nov. 29, 1932 – May 13, 2017

on May 19, 2017 - 5:13am

JUAN B. BAUTISTA GONZALES Nov. 29, 1932 May 13, 2017

Juan B. Gonzales, 84, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on May 13, 2017.

He entered this world on November 29, 1932 in Santa Fe, NM, born to David and Nasarena Gonzales. He was the second youngest of his five siblings.

Juan served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959 during the Korean Conflict, two years of which were aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.

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Obituary: Barbara L. Jones Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 9:22am

BARBARA L. JONES Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

Barbara was born in Denver, CO. After graduating from South HS in 1945, she worked for the Colorado Medical Society. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas I. Jones in 1947. The newlyweds moved to Golden while Tom finished college.

In 1951, they moved to Los Alamos where Tom had accepted a position at LASL. Barb worked as a secretary for about 5 years, before she and Tom started their family.

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Obituary: Lorenza Gertrude Montoya Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 8:59am
LORENZA GERTRUDE MONTOYA Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017
 
Lorenza Gertrude Montoya, 98, passed away in her home on May 14.
 
She had lived in Los Alamos for 65 years after moving from her hometown of Espanola. Lorenza was born to Jesus and Amada (Vigil) Rodriguez on September 5, 1918. She married Johnnie L. Montoya, of Monticello, NM, in 1947.
 
Lorenza was the loving mother of Bonnie Edwards, Loretta Ann Sanchez, and Randy Montoya, as well as Susan Montoya, who preceded her in death in 1959. She raised her three remaining children by herself after the death of her husband, Johnnie, in
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Obituary: Charles Allen Wright May 8, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 6:55pm

CHARLES ALLEN WRIGHT May 8, 2017

Charles Allen Wright, a 47 year resident of Los Alamos, passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Charles is preceded in death by father, Charles Allen Wright; mother, Rose Alpert and daughter Sandy Banister.

Mr. Wright was born and raised in Newton, MA. He was hired by EG&G Inc. in 1961 in Boston, MA as an electronics technician. This began Wright’s 46-year career with EG&G and its Los Alamos successors.

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Obituary: Ann Brandenberger May 5, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

ANN BRANDENBERGER May 5, 2017

Ann Brandenberger of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away peacefully in her sleep at Saint Vincent hospital May 5, 2017 due to complications from a severe infection. She had been residing in the Santa Fe Care Center nursing home since February 2017.

Mrs. Brandenberger was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1938 and spent her childhood in San Angelo, Texas. Her parents were Jack Henry Morris and Billie Gresham-Morris. She had a degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from St.

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