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Obituary: Diane Davis Dec. 4, 1979 – Jan. 9, 2019

on January 16, 2019 - 10:47am

DIANE DAVIS Dec. 4, 1979 – Jan. 9, 2019

Diane Davis (Princess Di) passed away on January 9, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Diane was born in Zuni, New Mexico on December 4, 1979 and reborn on Oct 13, 1995 when she came to live with John, Doris, Susie and Jessica Roberts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Diane attended and graduated from the New Mexico School for the Deaf in 2002. Diane was joined at the hip to her sister, Sharon Jim, who came into her life 3 years after joining the Roberts family.

Diane was gifted with the ability to make people

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Obituary: Virginia Louise Rundberg Jan. 20, 1956 – Jan. 13, 2019

on January 16, 2019 - 9:59am

VIRGINIA LOUISE RUNDBERG Jan. 20, 1956 – Jan. 13, 2019

After a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer, Ginger Rundberg (Virginia Louise, formerly Newby), resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed peacefully in her home late in the afternoon on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 62.  

She was born on January 20, 1956, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was the youngest of five children born to Marvon Newby Sr. and Clara (Knutson) Newby. 

She grew up in Ririe, Idaho on a farm along the Snake River, and attended college at Idaho State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry

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Obituary: Mary Ann Rosenthal Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

on January 14, 2019 - 11:56am

MARY ANN ROSENTHAL Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

Mary Ann Rosenthal, age 83, passed into Heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mary Ann was born in Highland, Illinois on September 15, 1935, to Victor H. and Muriel Daiber. She grew up on a farm near Marine, Illinois, and married Jerome Jesse Rosenthal on June 23, 1956 after he graduated from the University of Illinois. They moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1956 after Jesse accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They left Los Alamos briefly to pursue other job opportunities but returned in 1964.

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Obituary: William Stanley Hall Nov. 18, 1924 – Jan. 9, 2019

on January 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
WILLIAM STANLEY HALL Nov. 18, 1924 – Jan. 9, 2019
 
William Stanley Hall died Jan. 9, 2019. He was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Manhattan, New York City.
 
On the cold, November day when Stanley was born, his father, William Swanson Hall, of Manhattan was officiating at a Masonic meeting, so his mother, Elsa Elvira Kellberg, called for a taxi. About half way to the hospital on Broadway, the driver stopped and climbed into the cab to get warm before proceeding. In that day and time, the driver was outside as if one were driving a team of horses.
 
The doctor was then called from the Masonic
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Obituary: Barbara Fitzgerald 1935–2019

on January 12, 2019 - 3:04pm

BARBARA FITZGERALD 1935–2019 

Born Barbara Kyrcz in Waterbury, Connecticut, she resided the majority of her life in Los Alamos, New Mexico after relocating from the East Coast with her young family in the late 1970’s.

She enjoyed the folk crafts of New Mexico, hiking in Bandelier, swimming at the local pools, traveling to Santa Fe for art and music and cross-country skiing in the Jemez Mountains. She was an avid traveler and spent extended durations living and studying in Ireland and Mexico.

She appreciated the friendship of many individuals she interacted with throughout Los Alamos

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Obituary: Michael Growcott Henderson Jan. 19, 1937 – Nov. 14, 2018

on January 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

MICHAEL GROWCOTT HENDERSON Jan. 19, 1937 – Nov. 14, 2018

Michael Growcott Henderson of Los Alamos, NM, passed away Nov. 14, 2018, just shy of his 82nd birthday.

He was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Blackpool, UK. He is survived by his cousin and other family members in Blackpool.

Mike was a retired Group Leader and Division Leader at the Los Alamos National laboratory.

An informal gathering of friends will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. in Los Alamos, NM.

Potluck dishes welcome.

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Obituary: Aleah Stahl Meason July 19, 1981 – Jan. 1, 2019

on January 7, 2019 - 8:06pm

ALEAH STAHL MEASON July 19, 1981 – Jan. 1, 2019

Aleah Stahl Meason, 37, died on January 1, 2019. Aleah was born on July 19, 1981 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where she grew up and attended Calvary Chapel Elementary School, Los Alamos Middle School and graduated from Los Alamos High School. She was an employee of Los Alamos county for several years, serving in multiple capacities.

There was much more to Aleah, than the last few years of her life. She was a faithful Christian, finding relief from her pain in The Word of God and in His sweet presence.

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Obituary: Ellen Mary Bramble Aug. 17, 1945 – Dec. 22, 2018

on January 4, 2019 - 8:50am
ELLEN MARY BRAMBLE
Aug. 17, 1945  Dec. 22, 2018
 
Ellen Mary Bramble passed away peacefully with family at her side Saturday Dec. 22, 2018 at the age of 73 after 35+ years with Multiple sclerosis and a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
 
Ellen is survived by her brother Mark Regan, three children, Anne-Marie Murdock; Michelle (Shelley) Fellers; and William (Bill) Bramble Jr.; six grandchildren, Michaela Murdock; Jessica Grebb; Keshia Bisbing; Christopher Fellers; Savannah Fellers; and Josh Bramble; five great grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.
 
Ellen was born in San Jose,
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Obituary: Virginia Marie Marshall Reichelt Dec. 22, 2018

on January 3, 2019 - 8:29am
VIRGINIA MARIE MARSHALL REICHELT Dec. 22, 2018
 
Virginia Marie Marshall Reichelt passed out of this world Dec. 22, 2018. Her chronological age at passing was 92, but depending on the day and situation she would tell you it was 94 (if she wanted to impress upon you the full weight of her years and wisdom); and even 90 (for days she preferred ease of counting); or not a day over 25 (if you were tallying only her love for life).
 
Ginny was a long-time resident of Los Alamos.
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Obituary: Michael Scott Volz Aug. 19, 1983 – Nov. 23, 2018

on December 23, 2018 - 12:59pm

MICHAEL SCOTT VOLZ Aug. 19, 1983 – Nov. 23, 2018

Michael Scott Volz passed away November 23, 2018 in Golden, Colorado. He was born on August 19, 1983, to Scott and Jane Volz in Los Alamos, NM.

From a young age it became evident that Mike was blessed with a loving and caring soul. He became a big brother to his sister, Amy, and, they were very close growing up and were blessed to maintain their close relationship into adulthood.

Mike was as an adventure seeker from a young age. He gained his small boat sailing certification and his scuba certification before he reached his teens.

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Obituary: Richard Andrew Provan Oct. 30, 2018

on December 20, 2018 - 10:22am

RICHARD ANDREW PROVAN Oct. 30, 2018

Richard Andrew Provan (Randy), passed away in his sleep early Tuesday morning, October 30th 2018. He will be eternally missed.

Randy had many passions including reading, hiking, back packing, camping, skiing, and traveling. He took an interest in all of nature, particularly the geology of the southwest. He was a natural teacher and loved introducing his daughters to maps and orienteering as children.

Of Randy’s passions, his family was the most important.

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Obituary: David Williams Sept. 21, 1936–Dec. 16, 2018

on December 18, 2018 - 8:50am

DAVID WILLIAMS Sept. 21, 1936 – Dec. 16, 2018

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, David (Dave) Williams peacefully passed away at home at the age of 82.

Dave was born on September 21, 1936 in Okmulgee, OK and was raised in Hobbs, NM. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in 1958 and his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1962. Following internship at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, he served 2 years in the US Public Health Service on the Navajo nation in Gallup, NM and on the Rocky Boy Indian reservation in northern Montana.

After 4 years

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Obituary: Joan Yvonne Ellard Dec. 7, 2018

on December 17, 2018 - 7:24am
JOAN YVONNE ELLARD Dec. 7, 2018
 
On December 7, 2018 Joan Yvonne Ellard passed away peacefully with family, at the age of 66.
 
Originally born in Milwaukee, WI, Joan moved to Los Alamos as a young child and this remained her home until she moved to Las Lunas in 2013.
 
Joan is remembered for her infectious smile and for being a kind and gentle soul. Her passion was educating children and she took great pride in all of the many children that she taught in her 35 years at Sage/Ponderosa Montessori School.
 
Joan was preceded in death by her parents Dana and Dorothy Elliott.
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Obituary: Helen Ann Barnes Lindberg March 3, 1941 – Dec. 8, 2018

on December 12, 2018 - 4:40pm

HELEN ANN BARNES LINDBERG March 3, 1941 – Dec. 8, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend Helen Ann Barnes Lindberg passed away December 8th, 2018. 

Helen was born on March 3, 1941 in Hereford Texas where her father was a Baptist Minister. Her family settled in Houston where Helen graduated from Lamar High School. She spent her college years at Hardin Simmons University where in 1962 she earned a BA and met and married Bill Baughman. 

Helen and Bill moved to Los Alamos in 1964 after the birth of their daughter Amy. Her son Craig was born three years later.

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Obituary: Doris K. Hughes Dec. 2, 2018

on December 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
DORIS K. HUGHES  Dec. 2, 2018
 
Doris K. Hughes, 78, passed away at home on Sunday December 2, 2018 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
 
She was born in January to Luther and Helen Knicley in Cazenovia, New York. She later married Norval Hughes in December 1961.
 
In her more recent years, Doris volunteered at The Lobby Shop at Los Alamos Medical Center. On any given Tuesday or Friday you could find her at the Big Rock Bowling Alley in Espanola, NM where she loved to bowl and compete with her teammates.
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Obituary: Louis Eugene Fernandez Nov. 30, 2018

on December 3, 2018 - 3:25pm

LOUIS EUGENE FERNANDEZ Nov. 30, 2018

Louis Eugene Fernandez, 39, a resident of Española, passed away from an illness on Friday, November 30, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Priscilla Fernandez; maternal grandparents, Joe Benito and Mary Sanchez; his infant son, Abraham Fernandez; grandparent in-laws, Jose Merced and Petrita Quintana and uncle, Benito Sanchez Jr.

Louis worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 23 years and had multiple degrees in computers and engineering. He is an extreme sports enthusiast.

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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Baird Crawford July 28, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2018

on December 1, 2018 - 1:08pm

DOROTHY MAE CRAWFORD July 28, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2018

Dorothy Mae Crawford, longtime Los Alamos resident, passed suddenly on Tuesday, November 27.

Dorothy was born in the small farming community of Casey, Illinois and received her R.N. in Nursing from Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. She moved to Colorado and attained a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1959.

While at CU-Boulder, Dorothy worked at a boarding house where she met Ted, her late husband of 51 years.

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Obituary: James D. Louck Nov. 21, 2018

on December 1, 2018 - 12:43pm

JAMES D. LOUCK Nov. 21, 2018

Jim Louck of Los Alamos and Santa Fe died on November 21, 2018, just shy of his 90th birthday.

He was proceded in death by sons, Sam and Joe and is survived by wife, Marge and son, Tom.

Jim loved his family, science and mathmatics and the friendship of all people. At his request there will be no services.

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Obituary: Manuel Eligio Rivera Dec. 10, 1927 – Nov. 22, 2018

on November 30, 2018 - 9:23am
MANUEL ELIGIO RIVERA Dec. 10, 1927 – Nov. 22, 2018
 
Manuel Eligio Rivera, 91, a resident of Los Alamos passed away Nov. 22, 2018. He was born Dec. 10, 1927 to Ramonsita Gonzales.
 
Mr. Rivera graduated from New Mexico Highlands University and started working for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was an Elks member. He was also an avid skier and golfer and had a black belt in Tao Quan Do.
 
He is survived by his wife Mary Rivera, son Manuel A. Rivera, grandson Manuel J.
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Obituary: William Lee Massengale Nov. 10, 1950 – Nov. 24, 2018

on November 29, 2018 - 9:51am

WILLIAM LEE MASSENGALE Nov. 10, 1950 – Nov. 24, 2018

William Lee Massengale (Bill), passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 with family by his side after living for 9 years with early-onset Alzheimer’s, complicated at the end by cancer.

He was born on November 10, 1950 in Velasco, Texas, attended Brazosport High School, became an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Texas A & M in Electrical Engineering in 1973. He worked for DuPont, Exxon, Rollins, and in 1992 came to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, leaving in 2010 for health reasons.

He loved construction and project management.

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Obituary: Peter J. Adams Nov. 9, 2018

on November 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

PETER J. ADAMS Nov. 9, 2018

Peter J. Adams died November 9, 2018 while out for a walk in Bend, Oregon. He was born in Hawkhurst, Kent, England.

Peter graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in mathematics and physics in 1963. During his undergraduate years, he spent summers at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory working on Project Sherwood, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, and two years at the National Nuclear Rocket Development Center, working on Project Rover.

He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. After graduating with a Ph.

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Obituary: Jerry F. Davis Nov. 22, 2018

on November 26, 2018 - 6:09am

JERRY F. DAVIS Nov. 22, 2018

Jerry F. Davis, 88, affectionately known by her family as GG, a resident of La Mesilla, passed on Thursday, November 22, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by more than 40 family members and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy, son, Max and special grandson Ray Martinez; mother Ann Neunlist; sisters, Ann Duncan and Dixie Sandlin.

Surviving her is her daughter Vici and husband Danny Castaneda; grandsons Wayne and his children, Krystal (Skye) Audree, Nevaeh, Sierra, Melvin, Angel (Dom); David and wife Vanessa and their children, Kianna

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Obituary: Robert Reed (Bob) Butler Dec. 2, 1950 – Nov. 19, 2018

on November 22, 2018 - 1:12pm

ROBERT REED (BOB) BUTLER, Sr. Dec. 2, 1950 – Nov. 19, 2018

Robert Reed (Bob) Butler, Sr., 67, a sheetrock contractor, died Monday, November 19, 2018, at his daughter’s residence in Paris.

Bob was born on December 2, 1950, in Oak Ridge, TN to Arnold Lee and Lodean Shankle Butler. He moved from Oak Ridge to Los Alamos, NM in 1965. He was an All State football player and a member of the Los Alamos 1966 State Football Championship team.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1968. Bob attended Eastern New Mexico University before moving to Dallas to begin his sheetrock contracting

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Obituary: Dr. Eero Arnold Hakkila Aug. 4, 1931 – Nov. 10, 2018

on November 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Dr. EERO ARNOLD HAKKILA Aug. 4, 1931 – Nov. 10, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Eero Arnold Hakkila, known affectionately as “Arnie” to his friends and family, announce his passing on November 10, 2018 at age 87 after a battle with cancer. He died lovingly surrounded by his family.

Arnie was born on his family’s farm in Canterbury, Connecticut, on August 4, 1931. He grew up taking care of chickens and sorting and packing eggs on the farm, fishing, and following Yankees baseball.

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Obituary: Ralph E. Chapman Oct. 31, 2018

on November 21, 2018 - 6:35am

RALPH EBENER CHAPMAN Oct. 31, 2018

Ralph Ebener Chapman, 65, a resident of White Rock, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday October 31, 2018.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Austin Gilbert Chapman Jr. and Mary Blanche Ebener Chapman, father- and mother-in-law Henry and Anna Deck, brothers-in-law George Deck and Michael Johnson, and sister-in-law Sharon Deck Andrews. Ralph is survived by his wife of 35 years Linda Deck, brother Austin G. Chapman III and wife Kathy, sister-in-law Virginia Johnson, and brother- and sister-in-law Larry and Donna Deck.

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