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Obituary: Raymond ‘Ray’ D. Pacheco July 20, 1967 – Feb. 10, 2017

on March 4, 2018 - 7:22am

RAYMOND “RAY” D. PACHECO July 20, 1967 – Feb. 10, 2017

Raymond “Ray” D. Pacheco, 49, passed away at UNMH on February 10, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones by his side. 

Ray was born in Los Alamos, NM.  He graduated from Los Alamos High School as a “Hilltopper”.  He continued his education at NMSU with a BA in Finance.  At the time of his passing he resided in Santa Fe, NM.

He had many interests: music, motorcycles, reading and enjoying his furry companions, Tank and Sassy (previous Akitas – Kimo, Sumo, and Daisey).

Growing up in Los Alamos, his younger years were so much fun.

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Obituary: Elizabeth Jane Wright Feb. 21, 2018

on February 26, 2018 - 2:35pm

ELIZABETH JANE WRIGHT Feb. 21, 2018

Elizabeth Jane Wright, 87, a 47-year resident of Los Alamos, NM passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018.

Betty was born in Boston, MA and was raised in Cambridge, MA. She was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. In 1957, she married Charles A. Wright, the love of her life. She was a loving wife, homemaker, wonderful mother of three children, a grandmother, and a great grandmother.

Betty is preceded in death by husband Charles, daughter Sandy M. Banister, and parents James E. and Evelyn M. Hampton.

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Obituary: Linnea Sarwinski May 28, 1928 – Feb. 16, 2018

on February 26, 2018 - 1:45pm

LINNEA SARWINSKI May 28, 1928 – Feb. 16, 2018

Linnea Sarwinski, age 89, died peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018. She was born May 28, 1928 in Genoa, Nebraska, to John and Emma Swanson. She is survived by her children, Greg (Georgia), Anna (Tom), Lisa (Rex), Anita (Dave) and George, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her sister, Sylvia Patrick, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George and grandson, Bobby as well as her two brothers, Ollie and Nils.

She grew up on a farm learning how to milk cows and call

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Obituary: Frederick Brendon Williams Oct. 23, 1932 – Feb. 17, 2018

on February 24, 2018 - 5:48am

FREDERICK BRENDON WILLIAMS Oct. 23, 1932 Feb. 17, 2018

Frederick Brendon Williams passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the age of 85.

He was born to Arthur and Annie Williams on October 23, 1932 in Washington DC.  He survived polio at age 13 then went on to serve in the army from 1951 to 1954 as a Staff Sergeant in Korea, earning four bronze stars by the age of 19.

He spent time as a teacher and principal; created the Frederick Williams Reading System in 1989, which helped people improve their memory and reading skills; then went on to work as a clinical

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Obituary: Joe Ben Apodaca June 8, 1923 – Feb. 10, 2018

on February 23, 2018 - 6:57am

JOE BEN APODACA June 8, 1923 Feb. 10, 2018

Joe Ben Apodaca, born June 8th 1923 in Santa Fe, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 10th, 2018. 

Joe was known to his friends as “Hosa” (The Bear). Joe grew up in Santa Fe and was the oldest of 12 kids born to Celestino and Guadalupita Apodaca. He began working at age 6 selling newspapers on the street corner in front of his Uncle Frank’s convenience store. He was an amazing athlete, and during his high school years he starred in Baseball, Football, and Track for both St. Michaels and Santa Fe High. 

He joined the U.S

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