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Obituary: Martha Doss Jan. 2, 2017

on January 7, 2017 - 6:07am

MARTHA DOSS Jan. 2, 2017

Martha Doss, 76, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, January 2, 2017 with her two sons by her side.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Doss; parents, Ural and Martha Cobb. Martha was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Bret Doss and wife Taffy, Kirk Doss and wife Colette; grandchildren, Summer, Bry, Moriah, Walker, Savannah and Nathan, great-granddaughter, Serena; brothers, Ray Cobb and wife Vicki, Ron

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Obituary: Jean Furnish Dec. 25, 1924 – Dec. 24, 2016

on January 5, 2017 - 8:38am

JEAN FURNISH Dec. 25, 1924 – Dec. 24, 2016

Jean Furnish, 91, was born on Christmas Day, 1924 and ended this earthly life on Christmas Eve, 2016.

She was born in Schenectady NY, and lived in Los Alamos from 1950-1954, and from 1959 to now. From 1954 through 1958 she worked at Stanford Research Institute in California where she met and married her husband Alfred.

In addition to her family, she devoted time and energy to the choir at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, choral music, and piano.

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Obituary: Stuart Wageman June 15, 1955 – Dec. 29, 2016

on January 2, 2017 - 7:13am

STUART WAGEMAN June 15, 1955 – Dec. 29, 2016

Stuart Wageman, 61, beloved son and brother, passed away of a cardiac event on December 29, 2016. He entered this world on June 15, 1955, in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

He is survived by his parents Carol and Bill Wageman; sister Leslie Linke; brother Steven Wageman (Shelly); nephews Nick Linke, Kevin Linke, David Linke, and Daniel Wageman; and niece Yvonne Wageman.

Stuart's passions were simple but genuine. He deeply adored his family and pets, and delighted in improvement projects all around his home.

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Obituary: Marjorie Webster Wilson Dec. 16, 2016

on December 30, 2016 - 4:14pm

MARJORIE WEBSTER WILSON Dec. 16, 2016

Marjorie Webster Wilson, 88, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Ruth Norris Webster. 

Marge attended Central High School in Tulsa and graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1949 with a degree in History. She met her husband Kenneth at Grinnell and they moved to Los Alamos in 1951 where they raised their family. Marge was employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 20 years as a technical editor in ESS division. She retired from the Lab in 1991.

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Obituary: Walter P. Wolff Dec. 29, 2016

on December 30, 2016 - 3:53pm

WALTER P. WOLFF Dec. 29, 2016

On December 29, after a long struggle with cancer and in home hospice care Walter P. Wolff died with family members around him.

Walt was born in 1928 to Edythe and Walter F. Wolff in Goodland, Kansas. He graduated from Sherman County High School in 1946, joined the Navy where he attended Naval Electronic School and was assigned to Destroyer Duty in the Pacific as an Electronic Technician. After discharge in 1948 he entered the University of Notre Dame but in 1951 was recalled into the Navy to serve in the Korean War.

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Obituary: M. Maxine (Max) Ritter March 7, 1929 - Nov. 8, 2016 and James A. Ritter June 14, 1927 - Dec. 11, 2016

on December 29, 2016 - 10:28am

M. MAXINE (MAX) RITTER March 7, 1929 - Nov. 8, 2016 and JAMES A. RITTER June 14, 1927 - Dec. 11, 2016

M. Maxine (Max) Ritter peacefully went to her Lord in Heaven early Tuesday morning, November 8, 2016 in Harlingen, Texas. She was 87.

James A. Ritter joined his wife of 66 years, Maxine, early Sunday evening, December 11, 2016 in Harlingen, Texas.  He was 89.

Maxine was born March 7, 1929, in Gerster, MO then spent most of her younger years in Kansas.

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Obituary: Marvin V. Harlow, Jr. – Dec. 25, 2016

on December 28, 2016 - 7:36am

MARVIN V. HARLOW, JR. Dec. 25, 2016

Marvin V. Harlow, Jr., passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 after a short illness.

He was a longtime resident of White Rock, New Mexico. He was retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was a scientific staff member.

Services will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marvin’s name be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498 or to a Charity of your Choice.

The Family of Marvin V. Harlow Jr.

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Obituary: Felonis Martinez Sept. 12, 1925 – Dec. 22, 2016

on December 27, 2016 - 9:25am

FELONIS MARTINEZ Sept. 12, 1925 – Dec. 22, 2016

Felonis Martinez, a resident of Vadito, NM was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on December 22, 2016.

Felonis  Martinez was born on September 12, 1925 to Procopio and Cornelia Mascareñas in Rodarte, NM. Felonis was the oldest of six children. She loved all her brothers and sisters whom she also helped to care for and raise.

Felonis graduated from the Peñasco Independent School District and went on to attend college at Adam’s State University in Alamosa, CO. It was there that she met her husband Abel E. Martinez.

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Obituary: Frankie E. Martinez Dec. 18, 2016

on December 27, 2016 - 9:07am

FRANKIE E. MARTINEZ Dec. 18, 2016

Frankie Martinez, 25, a resident of Dixon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

He was a UNM graduate in Psychology and Communications. Frankie enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, water activities and spending time with family and friends. He had a contagious smile and laughter, which always lit up the room.

Frankie was preceded in death by his father, Glen Martinez; special cousin, Christopher J.

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Obituary: Corn Moquino Oct. 26, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2016

on December 16, 2016 - 1:34pm
CORN MOQUINO Oct. 26, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2016
 
Corn Moquino, 87, a resident of Santa Clara Pueblo passed away on December 14, 2016.
 
Corn was born on October 26, 1929 in Zia Pueblo, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents Augustine Moquino and Benina Shije; brothers- Willie, Ignacio and Lee Moquino, sisters- Reyes Homer and Lucy Antone and Son James Moquino.
 
Corn is survived by his wife of 54 years, Christine Herrera Moquino; children Michael Shije, Christopher, Mark, Marvin, Melvin, Martin, Bernice, Michael, and Matthew Moquino; grandchildren Camille, James, Lee, Lawrence,
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Obituary: Raymond Pederson Dec. 10, 2016

on December 14, 2016 - 11:35am

RAYMOND PEDERSON Dec. 10, 2016

In loving memory of Raymond Pederson, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Ray was the son of Peder and Louise Pederson. He moved with his wife, Lisely, from North Dakota to New Mexico in 1954 where he worked for the Los Alamos National Labs. Here his natural inquisitiveness and hard work lead him to give his expertise in varied fields from critical assembly operation, mechanical design, computer programming, and many more areas.

Ray was a kind and gentle man who could fix almost any mechanical thing and would drop everything to help others.

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Obituary: Nancy Elizabeth Krantz June 15, 1946 – Dec. 9, 2016

on December 13, 2016 - 6:35pm
 
Nancy Elizabeth Krantz, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and citizen of White Rock, NM, passed away on December 9, 2016 at the age of 70, following a battle with bile-duct cancer.
 
Nancy was born on June 15, 1946 in Owensboro, KY. Her family moved from Kentucky to Arlington Heights, IL, then to New Canaan, CT, and finally to Tustin, CA. She paid her way through Whitworth College (now University) in Spokane, WA by holding jobs such as clerical assistant to the basketball coach, Richard Kamm.
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Obituary: Kathryn Ann (Spell) Kistner Nov. 3, 1941 – Nov. 24, 2016

on December 11, 2016 - 8:50am

KATHRYN ANN (SPELL) KISTNER Nov. 3, 1941 – Nov. 24, 2016

Kathryn Ann (Spell) Kistner was born November 3, 1941 in Flushing, Queens. She died on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2016 of a long term illness.

She was the third child of Kathryn and Harry Spell and spent her youth and early adulthood on Long Island, NY. On October 20, 1962 she married George Edward Kistner. They had two children, Valerie and David. The family lived on Long Island except for a ten year period when they lived in the small town of Brimfield, Illinois. Kathy moved to Los Alamos in 2003.

Kathy loved life.

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Obituary: Dexter Sutherland Sept. 25, 1932 – Dec. 1, 2016

on December 9, 2016 - 11:28am

DEXTER SUTHERLAND Sept. 25, 1932 Dec. 1, 2016

Dexter Sutherland passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2016 at age 84. He was born on September 25, 1932 in Rochester, VT to Vinal and Winona Sutherland.

Dexter graduated from Rochester High School in 1949 as Valedictorian. In his class of nine, he joked that he WAS the top 10% of the class. Dexter earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1953 and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1955.

Dexter met Frances in Troy, NY, in 1954 and they married in 1955. After a tour in the

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Obituary: Robert Lloyd Clay March 31, 1923 – Nov. 28, 2016

on December 9, 2016 - 10:08am

ROBERT LLOYD CLAY March 31, 1923 – Nov. 28, 2016

Robert Lloyd Clay, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on Monday night, November 28, 2016. He was 93 years old.

Robert, who was known to friends and family as “Bob” or “Bobby”, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 31, 1923. At an early age, the family moved to Columbus, Ohio, which he would always consider to be his home town. He was very independent as a youth and made extra money as a paper boy, delivering the Columbus Dispatch.

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Obituary: Rosalie D. Heller Dec. 2, 2016

on December 9, 2016 - 9:16am

Rosalie D. Heller Dec. 2, 2016

One of the brightest lights in the Los Alamos musical world went out when Rosalie D. Heller, 85, passed on peacefully in her Los Alamos home Dec. 2, 2016. 

At her side were her husband Leon, her eldest son Peter and granddaughter Nicole.

Heller, a classical pianist who long served as artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, hosted a weekly classical music radio show on KRSN. She was named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in 1989. She will be dearly missed.

The family is not planning a memorial service.

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Obituary: Christopher J. Martinez Nov. 30, 2016

on December 9, 2016 - 8:42am

CHRISTOPHER J. MARTINEZ Nov. 30, 2016

Christopher J. Martinez, a resident of Española, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his father, Federico Martinez; uncles, Leroy Martinez and Glen Martinez; aunts, Eileen Rodriguez and Beatrice Lucero; grandparents, Jaun and Manuelita Valdez, Beatrice and Delfin, and Mary and Rudy Sweeney.

Christopher was employed as an Electrical Field Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was a hard worker who enjoyed getting his hands dirty.

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Obituary: Diana Mariani Dec. 4, 2016

on December 8, 2016 - 9:58pm

DIANA MARIANI Dec. 4, 2016

Diana Mariani of Los Alamos and formerly of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, passed away on Dec. 4, 2016.

Diana was cherished, admired and adored by many including her son, Tommy Stepan; parents, Florindo and Patricia Mariani; siblings Victor (Sandra) Mariani, Philomena (Regis) Bujakowski, and the late Gina Ann Mariani; nieces, nephews and great-niece and nephew; and many close friends.

Diana was a respected business woman and CPA. She graduated at the top of her class from Penn State University and earned her MBA from the University of Colorado.

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Obituary: Geraldine 'Jerri' Milich Sept. 10, 1919 – Nov. 30, 2016

on December 8, 2016 - 3:13pm
GERALDINE “JERRI” MILICH
Sept. 10, 1919 ― Nov. 30, 2016
 
Geraldine “Jerri” Milich, 97, a resident of Los Alamos, born in Madison, WI on September 10, 1919, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Milich; parents, Marcus and Ella Togstad; sister, Jo Ellen Hogan and brother, William Togstad. Jerri had a great fondness for the outdoors and the beautiful New Mexico mountains. She was never still for a moment, always ready to go somewhere, whether it was fishing, camping, hiking, going for a scenic drive, bowling or BINGO.
 
One
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Obituary: Rita Mae (Bachman) Bowman Nov. 17, 1926 – Nov. 17, 2016

on November 29, 2016 - 7:52am

 RITA MAE (BACHMAN) BOWMAN Nov. 17, 1926 – Nov. 17, 2016

Rita Mae (Bachman) Bowman, 90, was born November 17, 1926, second of the three daughters of Carl Otto and Helen Cecelia Bachman of La Porte, Indiana. She entered eternal life on November 17, 2016, her 90th birthday.

Rita attended La Porte High School, graduating in 1944.  In her senior year, she won a statewide classical piano competition. She also enjoyed playing the cello in a string trio with friends.

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Obituary: Sidney Singer Nov. 19, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2016

on November 25, 2016 - 5:48pm

SIDNEY SINGER Nov. 19, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2016

Sidney Singer, a man of extraordinary persistence when confronting problems, scientific and otherwise, died on November 24, 2016 at his home in Santa Fe.

Sid was born in Detroit on November 19, 1927, to Polish immigrants Freda and Simon Singer. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1951, then got his PhD in nuclear physics and mathematics at the University of Illinois in 1957. He had already been a summer employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and upon graduation he joined LANL for a career of 40 years.

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Obituary: Steven J. Martinez Sept. 12, 2016

on November 22, 2016 - 6:05am
STEVEN J. MARTINEZ Sept. 12, 2016
 
Steven J. Martinez, born Sept. 22 in Los Alamos, NM, passed away Sept. 12, 2016 from natural causes at his residence in Albuquerque.
 
Steven was proceeded in death by his mother, Coralyn Sue Martinez and his father, Willie Martinez, and Steve's girlfriend, Lorrice Meredith.
 
He is survived by his son, Heath Wade, of Los Alamos, brother Wayne and wife Tember of Los Alamos, sister Mardell and husband Brian of Port Townsend, Washington and brother Tommy and wife Frances of Albuquerque.
 
Steven served in the US Army in the early 70's and was stationed in
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Obituary: Nancy Cde Baca Nov. 10, 2016

on November 16, 2016 - 9:27am

NANCY CDE BACA Nov. 10, 2016

On Thursday, November 10th, Nancy Cde Baca passed away from a short illness. She passed doing all her favorite things-eating a bowl of homemade, mashed potatoes and gravy, smoking a cigarette and having her favorite drink.

Nancy never liked telling her age, so I won't start now.

Although Nancy had a limited education, it never stopped her from pursuing things she was interested in. She loved playing the guitar, and she performed along with a partner at the La Fonda Hotel and the Los Alamos Inn. She was a trap shooter, and also loved the sport of hunting.

Nancy

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Obituary: Johnny O. Atencio Nov. 14, 2016

on November 16, 2016 - 8:52am

JOHNNY O. ATENCIO Nov. 14, 2016

Johnny O. Atencio, 76, a lifelong resident of Dixon, passed away of a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 14, 2016. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Querino and Corina Atencio; in-laws, Enrique and Frances Vigil; brothers Hector Atencio, Dennis Atencio; sister Ernestina Gonzales; nephews Orlando Atencio, Florencio Atencio; and niece Sara Vences.

Johnny graduated from El Rito in 1960 and later attended Trinidad State Junior College, CO. His career began in Los Angeles, CA, working for McDonald Douglas Aircraft.

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Obituary: Lorna Blossom McIntyre Aug. 6, 1919 – Nov. 12, 2016

on November 15, 2016 - 8:47am

LORNA BLOSSOM MCINTYRE Aug. 6, 1919 – Nov. 12, 2016

Lorna Bossom McIntyre, 97, passed away peacefully November 12th, 2016.

She was proceeded in death by husbands Rea Blossom and James McIntyre, Sister Louise Bennett and son Patrick Blossom. She is survived by her sister Marie, sons Rea Bruce and wife Cindy, James Michael and wife Tionne, David Andrew, Robert Quentin and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Lorna was a veteran having served in WWII as a Captain in Military Intelligence at the Pentagon in what would become the Defense Intelligence Agency.

She was

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