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Obituary: Patricia M. Bequette May 29, 1939 – Jan. 24, 2018

on January 26, 2018 - 10:00am

PATRICIA M. BAQUETTE May 29, 1939 – Jan. 24, 2018

Patricia M. Bequette passed away January 24, 2018. Pat was born in Santa Fe, NM to John and Ida (Marie) Peckumn. They moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1949 where Pat attended Central School and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1957.

Pat remained in Los Alamos raising her family and serving the community in many ways. She truly enjoyed being with kids and was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, was a member of the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse, and volunteered with various other organizations throughout the community.

Given her


Epifanio J. Trujillo, Sr. (Eppie) Oct. 27, 1923 – Jan. 18, 2018

on January 22, 2018 - 6:01pm

EPIFANIO J. TRUJILLO, Sr.  (Eppie) Oct. 27, 1923 – Jan. 18, 2018

Epifanio J. Trujillo, Sr. (Eppie) 94, Los Alamos, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 at home with his wife and family by his side.

Eppie was born in Cebolla, on October 27, 1923 to Pedro and Juanita (Vargas) Trujillo y Chacon. He was inquisitive, never met a stranger, and would tease anyone who crossed his path.

As he grew older, Eppie would frequently express to his family and friends he had lived a purposeful and beautiful life.


Obituary: Robert C. Petrie Feb. 11, 1928 – Jan. 17, 2018

on January 22, 2018 - 4:54pm

ROBERT C. PETRIE Feb. 11, 1928 – Jan. 17, 2018

Robert C. Petrie was born on February 11th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to William and Hannah Petrie.

He served in the Air Force in Korea from 1950 to 1954 and went on to work at General Electric, later moving to Los Alamos, NM to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In 1974 he married Kathleen Thorwaldsen (1920 to 2009) and leaves behind a son, Steve and a Daughter, Kathy.

Robert attended the Presbyterian Church of America in White Rock. He died peacefully in his home in White Rock on January 17th, 2018. A private burial will be held.



Obituary: Darren Lee Jardine Jan. 20, 2018

on January 22, 2018 - 4:03pm


Darren Lee Jardine, 57, born in Los Alamos and a resident of El Guique, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 following a lengthy illness.

Darren was preceded in death by his grandparents, Patricio and Petrita Borrego and Leo Leroy Jardine and Vera Steaker.

Darren grew up and went to school in Los Alamos and loved to read. He worked in construction for a short time then joined the security force where he worked for over 33 years.



Obituary: Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018

on January 21, 2018 - 6:52am

SHERRY LYNN (TUTTLE) RENINGER July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018

Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died peacefully in her sleep on January 11, 2018. She was 86 years old.

Sherry was born to Edmund and Blanche Tuttle in Cody, Wyoming on July 16, 1931. She grew up in Cody, going to school, spending time at her uncle’s ranch and working at the local soda counter with her twin sister Marian, making and serving malts and milkshakes.

After high school Sherry and Marian attended the University of Wyoming.


Obituary: Helen P. Clark-Myers Jan. 18, 2018

on January 20, 2018 - 4:11am

HELEN P. CLARK-MYERS Jan. 18, 2018

Helen P. Clark-Myers, 88, a resident of White Rock, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Minnie Schultz Myers; step-mother, Bernice Mullins; siblings, Merel O. and Eugene K. Clark.

Helen was a caring and loving person with a heart of gold. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Clark-Myers is survived by her husband of 65 years, William J.


Obituary: Dorothy Barteau ‘Dee’ Wilson May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am

DOROTHY BARTEAU ‘DEE’ WILSON May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

Dorothy Barteau “Dee” Wilson was born on May 29, 1926 in Potrerillos, Chile to Dorothy Powell and Harry C. Barteau. Her father Harry was Chief Comptroller there with Anaconda Copper. 

Dee spent her first seven years in Chile before she and her brother Sidney Brewster moved with the family to Scarsdale, NY. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA with a degree in Psychology, spending her junior year in Boulder, Colorado - her first taste of the west.

From 1949-1972, Dee was married to Dr. Howard Wilson.


Obituary: Tom Capelli Jan. 10, 2018

on January 17, 2018 - 3:13pm

TOM CAPELLI Jan. 10, 2018

Tom Capelli, at age 85 peacefully passed away Sunday, January 10, 2018 at his son’s home.

He leaves two children, daughter Cindy Capelli, son Steve Capelli, children's mother Jean Capelli and two grandchildren; Ryan and Nick Capelli and many close friends.

Tom was born in California in 1932 and moved to Los Alamos in 1968 with his family to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He worked at LANL as an engineer from 1968 until he retired and moved up to Chama, New Mexico.

He was quite the inspiration for many boys who played baseball and grew up here in Los


Obituary: Jean C. Jones July 8, 1948 – Jan. 13, 2018

on January 17, 2018 - 8:27am

JEAN C. JONES July 8, 1948 – Jan. 13, 2018

Jean C. Jones passed away on January 13th due to complications from ALS. She passed in her home, with family present.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Jones and survived by her two sons Glen and Robert, her three grandchildren, and her sister Susie Malone.

Jean was born in Los Angeles, California to Walter and Dorthy Langenberg. She was raised in North Hollywood where she married Kenneth Jones. She moved to Los Alamos in 1970, earned a bachelor’s degree from UNM, and ran an accounting business also in Los Alamos.

Jean had a love


Obituary: Patrick Joseph Beauparlant

on January 16, 2018 - 4:36pm

PATRICK JOSEPH BEAUPARLANT Oct. 19, 1998 Jan. 15, 2018

Patrick Joseph Beauparlant of Los Alamos passed away January 15, 2018. He was 19 years old.

Patrick was born October 19, 1998 on Long Island, New York. He moved to Vienna, Austria in 2004 and graduated from the Vienna International Primary School. He began his athletic career in little league and progressed to playing Rugby, which took him to tournaments all over Europe. Patrick repatriated to New York in 2012 and attended Commack High School where he played football.


Obituary: Dortha ‘June’ Pirtle June 27, 1929 – Jan. 14, 2018

on January 16, 2018 - 3:02pm

DORTHA “JUNE” PIRTLE June 27, 1929 – Jan. 14, 2018

June Pirtle, long time Los Alamos resident, left this earth to begin a new journey on January 14, 2018.

June and her husband, John moved to Los Alamos from East Texas in 1954. She was a grocery store checker for a short time prior to getting hired at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Data Administrator. She worked for the Lab until her retirement in the early 90’s.

June was a kind, soft-spoken soul who loved the Lord, her family and friends, and her church. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years.


Obituary: Edward C. Carpenter Jan. 9, 2018

on January 16, 2018 - 1:10pm


Edward C. Carpenter passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita, and his daughter, Brenda Lane of Norfolk, Va. He is also survived by his granddaughter Sarah Frost and her husband, and two great-granddaughters of Eagle River, Alaska.

Following his wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.


Obituary: Patricia Mary Pappas May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

on January 15, 2018 - 6:19pm

PATRICIA MARY PAPPAS May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Mary Pappas (nee Doyle) of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 86 after battling dementia for several years. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Pappas; her son, Glen Pappas; her brother, John Doyle; and grandson, Brandon Pappas. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pappas; her parents, Patrick and Mary Doyle; her sisters, Pegge and Kathy Doyle; and her grandson, Ryan Pappas.

Patricia was born to parents Patrick and Mary Doyle on May 17, 1931 in New York, NY.


Obituary: Antoinette (Toni) Grooss Aug. 3, 1926 – Jan. 10, 2018

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

ANTOINETTE (TONI) GROOSS Aug. 3, 1926 Jan. 10, 2018

Antoinette (Toni) Grooss died January 10, 2018 at age 91 in Los Alamos.

Toni was born August 3,1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Frank A. Grooss and Frances Breyer Grooss. Toni graduated from Immaculata High School in Chicago and earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Following graduation from Northwestern, Toni taught elementary school in the Chicago area.


Obituary: Milton Glenn Lockhart Jan. 4, 2018

on January 10, 2018 - 5:38pm


Milton Glenn Lockhart, a longtime resident of White Rock, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and Pete Lockhart; brother, James Walter.

Glenn worked for the Zia Company in Los Alamos as an accountant and later as a Systems Analyst. The New Mexico Health and Social Services as a controller and was hired by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (Later LANL) in 1976.

Through the years he worked in wage and salary, personnel, Administrative Processing and Budget.


Obituary: Ruth A. Dwinelle Aug. 6, 1920 – Jan. 6, 2018

on January 9, 2018 - 3:24pm

RUTH A. DWINELLE Aug. 6, 1920 – Jan. 6, 2018

Ruth A. Dwinelle, 97, passed away in Los Alamos, New Mexico on January 6, 2018.

She was born on August 6, 1920.

She is survived by one daughter, two grandsons and five great-daughters.


Obituary: Johnny Russell Harper Aug. 13, 1947 – Sept. 19, 2017

on January 7, 2018 - 9:35am

JOHNNY RUSSELL HARPER Aug. 13, 1947 – Sept. 19, 2017

Johnny Russell Harper was born in San Francisco, California to parents Grant and Beatrice Harper. He was raised at the farm in Redrock, NM. After Johnny received his Master of Science Degree in Radiological Science in 1971, he moved to Los Alamos to start his career with University of California at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Johnny worked at Los Alamos until he retired in 2010.

He is survived by his wife Margaret of Corrales, NM and son Aaron of McPherson, Kansas.


Obituary: Carrie Sue Vandervoort June 17, 1933 – Nov. 27, 2017

on January 6, 2018 - 6:57am
CARRIE SUE VANDERVOORT June 17, 1933 Nov. 27, 2017
Carrie “Sue” Vandervoort passed into Glory unexpectedly on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Sue was born on June 17, 1933 in Tucson, AZ to the late Jamie Gambrell and Hal Lynn Kerr. Sue grew up in Socorro, and then Los Alamos, NM, where she was in one of the first graduating classes of Los Alamos High School (1951) and met the love of her life, Ray. Sue and Ray worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for many years, raising their two daughters, Susan Marie and Nancy Ann.
Sue was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern

Obituary: Shirley J. Hannaford Dec. 31, 2017

on January 2, 2018 - 4:46pm


Shirley J. Hannaford, 85, a resident of White rock, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ethel Goben; sister, Beverly Crum; brothers, Donald and Nick Goben.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Charles E. Hannaford; sons, Charles A.


Obituary: Kenneth J. Van Etten March 15, 1946 – Dec. 24, 2017

on January 2, 2018 - 4:37pm

KENNETH J. VAN ETTEN March 15, 1946 – Dec. 24, 2017

Kenneth J. Van Etten, age 71, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was born in Madison, WI on March 15, 1946, to Edward Van Etten and Geraldine Milich. 

Kenneth graduated from Los Alamos High in 1964, went on to study at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. In 1967 he enlisted in the Air Force where he served 4 years in Spain as a E5 Staff Sergeant. Upon returning, Kenneth met and married the love of his life Linda Cohee. They were married on August 16, 1971 in Socorro, NM.


Obituary: Fredie Nelson Farnsworth Jan. 3, 1929 – Jan. 1, 2018

on January 2, 2018 - 5:37am

FREDIE NELSON FARNSWORTH Jan. 3, 1929 – Jan. 1, 2018

Fredie Nelson Farnsworth, 88, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, decided to celebrate the New Year in heaven. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 1, 2018.

Fredie was born in Klamath, CA, in 1929 in a small Indian village where his parents were missionaries. He always told the story that an Indian midwife delivered him, held him up, and made a pronouncement in her native tongue (which he would quote). When we asked him what that meant, he would say, “That is one ugly baby!”

He married his wife


Obituary: Jack Carlson Oct. 23, 1931 – Dec. 26, 2017

on January 1, 2018 - 9:03am

JACK CARLSON Oct. 23, 1931 – Dec. 26, 2017

Jack Carlson, 86, former resident of Los Alamos, NM, passed away December 26, 2017 after a struggle with Dementia.

Jack was born in 1931 in Lorain, OH to the late John and Julia Carlson.

Jack was a graduate of Lorain High School in Ohio and later graduated from Contra Costa College in California. Jack served as a Sargent in the Korean War. He later worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, Varian, and Lockheed Missiles and Space in CA.  He was an avid reader, poker player, woodworker, and artist.

He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the


Obituary: Janet Helen Bradley Harris Oct. 15, 1931 – Dec. 21, 2017

on December 31, 2017 - 8:13am

JANET HELEN BRADLEY HARRIS Oct. 15, 1931 – Dec. 21, 2017

Janet Helen Bradley Harris, Age 86, of Englewood CO passed away early on Thursday, December 21, 2017 surrounded by family in Englewood, CO.

Janet was born October 15, 1931 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, second child of Victor Alonzo and Dorothy Brackett Bradley. She studied Psychology at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, graduating With Honors in 1953 and marrying Donald Harris in 1954. Janet and Don lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area for 14 years.

In 1968 they relocated to Los Alamos, NM where their 7th child was born.


Obituary: Mary Louise Mariner Sept. 25, 1927 – Dec. 22, 2017

on December 27, 2017 - 6:13pm

MARY LOUISE MARINER Sept. 25, 1927 – Dec. 22, 2017  

Mary Louise Mariner, 90, of Los Alamos, New Mexico was called home by our Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Christus Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She was born on September 25, 1927 in Caryville, Tennessee to Eva May Hall Hunter and Charles Hunter.

Mary worked at Ethicon making sutures and retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she worked as a property manager and brought the bar coding system to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

She was active in many organizations, serving as


Obituary: Shirley Armstrong Jan. 4, 1945 – Dec. 24, 2017

on December 27, 2017 - 5:51pm

SHIRLEY ARMSTRONG Jan. 4, 1945 – Dec. 24, 2017

Shirley Armstrong, 72, beloved wife and mother, would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be reunited with her son, sisters, brothers, and parents. She will be painting, gardening and raising chickens to her heart’s content.

She also left instructions for her husband and children to celebrate her time here, which has now been completed.