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Obituary: Daniel John Miles Sept. 21, 2016

on September 23, 2016 - 10:34am
DANIEL JOHN MILES Sept. 21, 2016
 
Dan Miles of Los Alamos passed away at age 95 on September 21, 2016.
 
Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned a Master’s Degree in Geology at Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1948. He served in the First Cavalry Division in WWII, spending most of his time in the Philippines. Upon his return he married Lois Wilson and they had four daughters. 
 
Dan was a Petroleum geologist for Gulf Oil and L.L.& E., as well as an independent geologist around Texas and New Mexico.
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Obituary: Peter J. Lindberg Nov. 23, 1939 – Sept. 13, 2016

on September 23, 2016 - 6:43am
PETER J. LINDBERG
Nov. 23, 1939  Sept. 13, 2016
 
Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., age 76, passed away at UNM Hospital arm-in-arm with his wife of 56 years on September 13, 2016 from esophageal cancer.
 
Peter was born in Waukegan, IL to Alice and Victor Lindberg on November 26, 1939. His father died when he was 11 years old, and this death further fueled his desire to save people.
 
Peter attended University of Chicago Medical School graduating at the top of his class, and completed his internal medicine residency at Presbyterian-St.
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Obituary: Rosemary (Rose) DuBois Sept. 21, 2016

on September 22, 2016 - 9:25am

ROSEMARY (ROSE) DUBOIS Sept. 21, 2016

Rosemary (Rose) DuBois, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at home, attended by her family, on September 21, 2016.

Rosemary, the youngest sister in a family of eight children, was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Andrew and Rose Peters on Valentine’s Day, 1926. Her parents and seven siblings: Ann Peters, John Peters, Marie Peters Bauer, Dr. Anthony Peters, Andrew Peters, Helen Peters Martinez, and Frank Peters, all are deceased.

Rosemary had a magnanimous heart that never ceased giving to her family, friends, and even to the earth’s

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Obituary: Mercedes M. Ray Sept. 17, 2016

on September 21, 2016 - 10:40am

MERCEDES M. RAY Sept. 17, 2016

Mercedes M. Ray, 89, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Los Alamos where she lived with her daughter Kristine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Chuck) Ray; son, Kurt Ray; son-in-law, Rick Scott and her 11 siblings.

Mercedes was a resident of Albuquerque for 64 years. She moved to Los Alamos after the death of her husband.

Mrs. Ray is survived by her four children, Karl (Kathy) Ray, Keith (Paula) Ray, Klaudia Scott and Kristine (Pete) Sandford; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited on Friday,

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Obituary: Murl Eugene (Gene) Jenkins July 28, 1931 – Sept. 17, 2016

on September 20, 2016 - 8:42pm

MURL EUGENE (GENE) JENKINS July 28, 1931 – Sept. 17, 2016

Murl Eugene (Gene) Jenkins went home to meet the Lord, his loving wife and extended family on September 17, 2016, surrounded by his family, and animals after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

Gene was born on July 28, 1931 to Clifton and Cecil Jenkins in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University, and Texas Tech University after the family moved to Lubbock, Texas. He met and fell in love with Julia Pruette who was in nursing school there.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Cecil Jenkins,

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Obituary: Stepan Georgievich Mashnik June 1, 1952 – Sept. 8, 2016

on September 20, 2016 - 7:51am

STEPAN GEORGIEVICH MASHNIK June 1, 1952 Sept. 8, 2016

A beloved father, husband, grandfather and accomplished scientist, Stepan Mashnik, died after bravely battling lung cancer for 10 years on September 8, 2016 at the age of 64. Stepan’s life journey is a true testament of inner strength, perseverance and passion.

He was born in a small rural village of Republic of Moldova in Soviet Union and found a passion for physics and science at the age of 14, to which he dedicated his entire life.

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Obituary: Audrey C. Miller Sept. 26, 1942 – Sept. 15, 2016

on September 18, 2016 - 7:16am

AUDREY C. MILLER Sept. 26, 1942 Sept. 15, 2016

Audrey C. Miller, born September 26, 1942, passed away on September 15, 2016. Audrey was born in Indiana and was a long time New Mexico resident. Audrey was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.

Audrey is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Alvah; children, Alicia, Andrew and wife Sharon Agne, and Annette and husband Stephen Montoya; grandchildren, Ashley and Shayla Miller. Audrey is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Strever and husband Robert and her brother Darrell Sellers and wife Ona-Marie.

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Obituary: Connie Salazar Sept. 12, 2016

on September 13, 2016 - 9:51pm
CONNIE SALAZAR Sept. 12, 2016
 
Connie Salazar, 46, a resident of Los Alamos, formerly of Hernandez, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Albert Gonzales; mother-in-law, Dolores Salazar; brother-in-law, Paul Salazar, Jr.; grandparents, Juan Pablo and Eutimia Martinez, Reynaldo and Magdalena Gonzales.
 
Ms. Salazar is survived by her children, Joe Salazar of Albuquerque, Arren Salazar of Hernandez, Adrien Salazar of Los Alamos; father of her children, Loren Salazar of Hernandez; grandson, Devin Salazar of Hernandez; mother, Lucy F.
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Memorial For Kevin S. Chavez Sept. 18

on September 13, 2016 - 10:42am

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Obituary: Clement Josef Burke Aug. 31, 2016

on September 12, 2016 - 9:15am

CLEMENT JOSEF BURKE Aug. 31, 2016

Clement Josef Burke, age 94, originally of Archabald, PA, passed into eternal life on August 31, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his Littleton, CO residence.

Clem was preceded in death by parents Timothy and Anna (Inman); brother Richard; sister Elizabeth; son Michael.

He was the oldest of 4 siblings. Following in his father's footsteps of serving his country, he was 18 when he joined the Army, serving from 1939 1945. He spent the majority of his military time in the Signal Corps, stationed in British Guyana and the Netherlands.

He was licensed

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Obituary: George F. Melton April 10, 1931 – Sept. 8, 2016

on September 12, 2016 - 9:11am

GEORGE F. MELTON April 10, 1931 – Sept. 8, 2016

George F. Melton, age 85, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2016, after a long and difficult battle with dementia. A former resident of Los Alamos, George and his wife, Bobbi, lived in Peoria, AZ at the time of his death.

George F. Melton, Jr. was born in Carrizozo, New Mexico on April 10, 1931 to George F. Melton, Sr., and Frances Melton. After losing his father at an early age in 1935, George grew up on ranches in the Corona, New Mexico area where he attended schools in Corona, Alamogordo and Tularosa, New Mexico.

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Obituary: Joseph (Joe) William Taylor Sept. 3, 1925 – Sept. 4, 2016

on September 8, 2016 - 12:15pm

JOSEPH (JOE) WILLIAM TAYLOR Sept. 3, 1925 – Sept. 4, 2016

Joseph (Joe) William Taylor peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 4, 2016; one day after his 91st birthday.

He was born on September 3, 1925, in Brownsville, Texas, to Caroline Dolores Taylor and Albert Joshua Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Albert.

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Obituary: Charles L. Mader II Nov. 7, 1962 – Sept. 3, 2016

on September 6, 2016 - 5:30pm

CHARLES L. MADER II Nov. 7, 1962 – Sept. 3, 2016
 
Charles Lavern (C.L.) Mader II, of Redmond, Washington, died on September 3, 2016, at the age of 53. He was born November 7, 1962 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

He attended the Los Alamos schools 1967-1980 graduating in 1980. He was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1983 with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics. He did graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of New Mexico.

He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico until August 2000 when he moved to the Seattle,

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Obituary: Vance Hatler Aug. 29, 1968 – Sept. 2, 2016

on September 6, 2016 - 12:05pm

VANCE ALAN HATLER Aug. 29, 1968 – Sept. 2, 2016

Vance Hatler, age 48, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 2, 2016.

“I enjoyed biking with my dad and I’m glad it was the last thing he was doing.” – Kyle. We lost our loving husband and father, Vance Alan Hatler, on September 2nd, 2016. He was a devoted husband for 21 years who enjoyed his family, spending his valued time raising his children and teaching them to love God. “Dad would take us skiing, biking, and always read the bible at dinner.” – Caleb.

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Obituary: Arleigh Vaughn Huff Feb. 6, 2001 – Aug. 29, 2016

on September 5, 2016 - 12:48pm

ARLEIGH VAUGHN HUFF Feb. 6, 2001 – Aug. 29, 2016

Arleigh Vaughn Huff, 15, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. He was born on February 6, 2001 to Johnny and Tania (Edgett) Huff in Los Alamos, NM. A loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin, and friend, Arleigh will be remembered for his shy but large personality.

He was a true leader with a magnetic personality. He loved to make people smile and laugh. He had recently been accepted as a Junior Firefighter Member with the La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department.

Arleigh had just started his sophomore year at Los Alamos High School and

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Obituary: Lorraine ‘Jan’ Mork Aug. 1, 1930 – Aug. 25, 2016

on August 30, 2016 - 4:43pm

LORRAINE “JAN” MORK Aug. 1, 1930 – Aug. 25, 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, as the new day broke, Jan Mork arose as she always did and gave thanks for the day. Though her body was weak and tired, her spirit was in grateful appreciation for another day on Earth. She lived to love and cherish her husband and family, but was happy to leave when the Lord called her home. Jan passed away peacefully in her favorite chair while waiting in the morning sun for the arrival of her daughter.

Lorraine Janet Lees (Jan) was born the daughter of Nellie and Norman Lees in Ellendale, N.D., on Aug.

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Obituary: Gary Bequette June 13, 1939 – July 22, 2016

on August 29, 2016 - 6:51am

GARY W. BEQUETTE June 13, 1939 – July 22, 2016

Gary was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Marcella and Bernell Bequette. They moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1951, where he was a long time resident.

Gary served the Community in many ways. He was involved in baseball, softball, Police League, Leader of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Los Alamos Posse Fair and Rodeo, Senior Appreciation Night, Emmaus, and Kiaros Prison Ministry.

Gary retired from the Los Alamos Police Department, as acting Chief, after 22 years of service.

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Obituary: Harold B. Davis Aug. 20, 2016

on August 22, 2016 - 4:55pm

HAROLD B. DAVIS Aug. 20, 2016

Harold B. Davis, age 86, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Harold was born a few weeks before the start of the great depression. It is said that people who grew up in these times came from “Hearty Stock” and he was no exception. Harold was a generous and loving father, husband and friend but he was also “Tough as Nails” with a “Soft Marshmallow Center”. As strong and determined as he was, Harold succumbed to a sudden illness and passed away in a very short time, which was a shock to all who knew and loved him.

Harold was

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Obituary: Yvonne Elaine Smith Aug.16, 2016

on August 22, 2016 - 9:42am

YVONNE ELAINE SMITH Aug.16, 2016

Yvonne Elaine Smith, age 80, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, after a lengthy battle with dementia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond P. and Winifred A. (Curran) Toy; brother, Jack Toy; sisters Marie (Toy) Blauser and Joanne (Toy) Stevenson; son, David D. Smith and twin infant sons; daughter, Nora Ann Smith; grandchildren, Bethany and James Smith.

Yvonne worked as a cashier for many years at Metzger’s in Los Alamos.

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Obituary: Charles Robert (Bob) Emigh July 31, 2016

on August 19, 2016 - 3:20pm
CHARLES ROBERT (BOB) EMIGH
July 31, 2016

Charles Robert (Bob) Emigh passed away after a brief illness at his home on the afternoon of 31 July 2016, surrounded by his family.  Bob was born in Seattle, WA, on 7 April 1920, and grew up in Seattle, Denver, CO, and Arvada, CO.

He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from U. of Colorado, Boulder, and worked for a short time with Westinghouse.  Volunteering for the US Navy, he trained in communications and radar.  In 1945, he was chosen by then-Captain “Deak” Parsons USN, Dr.

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Obituary: Abelina ‘Lita’ Lovato Aug. 14, 2016

on August 16, 2016 - 7:12pm

ABELINA ‘LITA’ LOVATO Aug. 14, 2016

Abelina “Lita” Lovato, 89, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away of a lengthy illness on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Abelina was preceded in death by her parents, Abelino and Rose Lucero; daughter, Betty Roberta Lovato, son, Alex Lovato Jr.; sisters, Sophie, Mary, Esther, and Simon.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Alejandro “Alex” Lovato; children, Betty Ann Valdez, Rita Jo Romero (Leroy), Rudy Lovato (Madeline), and Elias Lovato; grandchildren, Debbie Roybal (Bryant), Norma Escobedo (Adrian), Mark Valdez, Maranda Lovato, great-grandchildren,

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Obituary: Blaine Meyer Hadden Aug. 6, 2016

on August 15, 2016 - 7:51am

Obituary: BLAINE MEYER HADDEN Aug. 6, 2016

Blaine Meyer Hadden peacefully passed away at the age of 55 in his El Rito home surrounded by family after a brief and courageous battle with a very aggressive lung cancer, on August 6, 2016.

Born in Crescent City, CA to Brenda and Staley Hadden, he was raised on ranches in southern Idaho and moved to Los Alamos, NM in 1978.

After serving in the Marine Corps and completing his Electrical Engineering degree, he married his “beautiful bride,” Marie-Louise Jalbert in 1993. Many adventures ensued including building a homestead in the Jemez Mountains,
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Obituary: Lorraine Martin Nov. 10, 1919 – July 29, 2016

on August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

LORRAINE MARTIN Nov. 10, 1919 – July 29, 2016

Lorraine Martin (formally of White Rock) passed away July 29, 2016 in Jefferson, Iowa.

She was born November 10, 1919. She was proceeded in death by her parents John and Teckla Hendrickson of Shickley, NE, husband Charles (Bud) Martin of White Rock, N.W., brothers David and Kenneth and sister Dorothy of Shickley, NE and sister Delores Semke Young of Jefferson, Iowa. 

She is survived by niece Connie Semke, nephews Dennis, Terry and Mike Semke all of Jefferson, Iowa. 

A graveside service will be held this fall.

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Obituary: Carole June Montoya July 30, 2016

on August 1, 2016 - 4:23pm

CAROLE JUNE MONTOYA July 30, 2016

Carole June Montoya, 49, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Carole was preceded in death by her father, David Francis Washburn. Carole was a Data Specialist for Los Alamos Public Schools, and she was a lot owner for the Los Alamos Stables Association.

Carole is survived by her daughter, Julia E. Montoya; husband, Gregory A.

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Obituary: Robert Darrell Wilson July 22, 1924 – July 29, 2016

on August 1, 2016 - 6:54am

ROBERT DARRELL WILSON July 22, 1924 – July 29, 2016

Robert Darrell Wilson, 92, of Ashburn, VA, died Saturday after a short stay in the hospital.

Cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he enjoyed a full, creative and productive life. Bob leaves a legacy of family and colleagues who followed their dreams as well as transformed university campuses across the country.

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