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Obituary: Stella Pacheco July 31, 2017

on August 7, 2017 - 11:42am

STELLA PACHECO July 31, 2017

Stella Pacheco, 67, a resident of Rio Lucio (Peñasco) passed away to be with our Lord on Monday, July 31, 2017, with her loving children by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Octaviano and Adiana Pacheco; her maternal grandparents, Jose and Pablita Pacheco; paternal grandparents, Moses and Sophia Pacheco; her spouse of 47 years, Francis Sanchez; sister, Merlinda Vigil; brothers, Charlie Pacheco, Octaviano Pacheco Jr. and Joe Pacheco; special nephew, Joe (Shorty) Mondragon and grandson, Christopher Lueras, may all their souls rest in peace.

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Obituary: Beth Ramage Breshears Aug. 5, 1966 - June 14, 2017

on August 4, 2017 - 1:07pm

BETH RAMAGE BRESHEARS Aug. 5, 1966 - June 14, 2017

Beth Ramage Breshears, age 50, of White Rock passed from this earth into the loving arms of Jesus on June 14, 2017, after a courageous journey through ALS.

She was born August 5, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas Warren and Jane Terry Ramage, who preceded her in death.

She attended Augusta, Georgia schools including the Academy of Richmond County, where she was Valedictorian and a cheerleader. She graduated from Furman University in 1988 with a degree in Accounting. She and Scott got married the same year.

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Obituary: Raymond Henry Mork August 19, 1926 – July 19, 2017

on August 4, 2017 - 5:39am

RAYMOND HENRY MORK August 19, 1926 – July 19, 2017

Born August 19, 1926 in Jamestown, ND, Raymond Henry Mork passed away peacefully after a long, full life on July 19, 2017, just a month short of his 91st birthday.

Ray grew up in Jamestown with his older brother, Bob, and loved to retell stories about the adventures (often mischievous!) he had in his childhood neighborhood. Competing in both track and football, Ray was a superior athlete in high school and college, setting several school records.

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Obituary: Maria ‘Mary’ Ella Buckland July 24, 2017

on July 28, 2017 - 9:01am

MARIA “MARY” ELLA BUCKLAND July 24, 2017

Maria “Mary” Ella Buckland, 90, long time Los Alamos resident died July 24, 2017 at her home.

She was born and lived in Las Vegas, New Mexico for 17 years and came to Los Alamos to work for the U.S. Army Engineers in August, 1945. She met her future husband, Carl W.

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Obituary: Trevor Michael Matuszak Aug. 10, 1997 – July 24, 2017

on July 26, 2017 - 4:43pm

TREVOR MICHAEL MATUSZAK Aug. 10, 1997 – July 24, 2017

Trevor Michael Matuszak, 19, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 24, 2017 while hiking in the White Rock Canyon.

He was born August 10, 1997 in Jackson, Tennessee, later moving to Santa Fe and finally to Los Alamos in 2004. Trevor graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2015 and was about to start his junior year at New Mexico State University, studying Athletic Training.

Trevor was a very caring, fun-loving happy young adult that was a joy to have around. He touched the lives of many and was a blessing to have in this world.

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Obituary: Meredith Madsen Matlack Oct. 9, 1921 – July 9, 2017

on July 18, 2017 - 9:35pm

MEREDITH MADSEN MATLACK Oct. 9, 1921 – July 9, 2017

Meredith Madsen Matlack died at her home in Los Alamos, New Mexico early on the morning of July 9, 2017. She was 95.

Meredith was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on Oct. 9, 1921, the firstborn child of Martin C. Madsen and Ethel Huffer. She met George Miller Matlack when they were chemistry majors at Grinnell College in Iowa, and they married in 1943. She worked as a blood technician to help him through his Ph.D at the University of Iowa.

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Obituary: Kenneth L. Gonzales May 24, 1960 – July 9, 2017

on July 18, 2017 - 4:07pm

KENNETH L. GONZALES May 24, 1960 – July 9, 2017

Kenneth L. Gonzales, age 57, passed away on July 9, 2017 in El Paso, Texas.

Kenneth was born in Espanola, NM on May 24, 1960, and raised in Los Alamos, NM. He was a graduate of Los Alamos High School 1979 and entered into the Airforce after graduation.

Kenneth was a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer in El Paso at the time of his passing.  Supervisor Gonzales worked at the Port of El Paso at the Ysleta Bridge and was promoted to Supervisor in April of 2015.

He served honorably with U.S.

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Memorial Service For Barbara L. Jones July 28

on July 17, 2017 - 9:54am
Barbara L. Jones Feb. 22, 1927 - May 13, 2017
 
MEMORIAL SERVICE
 
The family of Barbara Jones would like to remind the community of her upcoming Memorial Service, at 7 p.m., Friday, July 28, at the United Church of Los Alamos. 
 

Obituary: Barbara Ann (Haygood) Justice Nov. 18, 1933 – July 2, 2017

on July 15, 2017 - 4:49am

BARBARA ANN (HAYGOOD) JUSTICE Nov. 18, 1933 July 2, 2017

Barbara Ann (Haygood) Justice, aged 83, passed away at her home in White Rock, NM, on July 2nd, 2017. She was with family at her passing.

Barbara was born November 18th, 1933, in Rensselaer, Indiana to Oren and Louise Haygood. She was one of 8 children. She married Dorwin Justice May 21st, 1955 at Lafayette, Indiana. They had two children, Robin (son) and Pamela (daughter). In 1965 the family moved to Albuquerque, and in 1968 they moved to Los Alamos.

Barbara managed convenience stores for 7-11 Company, Brewer Oil, and the San

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Obituary: Benerito ‘Benny’ Cordova: Jan. 18, 1924 - July 6, 2017

on July 14, 2017 - 4:23am

BENERITO ‘BENNY’ CORDOVA Jan. 18, 1924 – July 6, 2017

​Benerito ‘Benny’ Cordova, known as Benny, was born on Jan. 18, 1924 and raised in Truchas, NM. Went on to be with the Lord on July 6, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents Maximano and Galacia Cordova; brothers, Alberto and Ernesto Cordova; sister, Sarafina Cordova; daughters, Sarah and Isabel Cordova, and many grandchildren.

Benny is survived by his wife Isabel Cordova; sons, Sammy (Irma) Cordova, Ross Cordova, Medardo Cordova (Betty), Bobby (Carol) Cordova; daughters, Cecilia (Sam) Gonzales, Kathey (Rick) Montoya, Susan

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Obituary: Meredith Madsen Matlack July 9, 2017

on July 12, 2017 - 11:01am
MEREDITH MADSEN MATLACK July 9, 2017
 
Meredith Madsen Matlack, 95, passed away in her her home in Los Alamos on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
 
A full obituary and details about her memorial service will follow at a later date. The family of Meredith Madsen Matlack has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 
 
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Obituary: Stella Trujillo Feb. 1, 1947 – July 9, 2017

on July 11, 2017 - 1:43pm

STELLA TRUJILLO Feb. 1, 1947 – July 9, 2017

Our beloved, Stella Trujillo, 70, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Ida Trujillo; and brother, Ernie Trujillo.

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Obituary: Katharine Sue Mulder Ankeny June 23, 1959 – July 1, 2017

on July 11, 2017 - 10:06am
KATHARINE SUE MULDER ANKENY June 23, 1959 – July 1, 2017
 
Katharine Sue Mulder Ankeny passed away at home on July 1, 2017 after a tooth and nail fight against Colon Cancer. 

She is survived by husband Lee Ankeny, children Emily and Tristan, mother Velma Mulder, siblings Nancy Roush, Jody Bergland (Bob) and Bill Mulder Jr. (Amy), as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She is preceded in death by her father Bill Mulder. 

Born on June 23rd, 1959 in Mason City, Iowa Kathy’s early childhood involved moving around the country following her father's sales
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Obituary: Geoffrey B. Mills July 31, 1955 – July 3, 2017

on July 8, 2017 - 10:24pm

GEOFFREY B. MILLS July 31, 1955 – July 3, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Geoffrey B. Mills announces his passing on July 3, 2017 after a truly courageous 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Geoff is preceded in death by his father, Frederick Eugene III. He is survived by Ellen, his wife of 39 years, his sons Jonathan and Alex of Albuquerque, his mother Joyanne of Oro Valley, Arizona, and his sister Debbie and his brother Dan, both of Illinois.

Geoff was born in Ithaca, New York on July 31, 1955. Soon after the family moved to Madison, Wisconsin where his father had

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Obituary: Joseph Lippard Thompson May 12, 1932 – June 8, 2017

on July 7, 2017 - 5:13pm

JOSEPH LIPPARD THOMPSON May 12, 1932 – June 8, 2017

The loving family of Joseph Lippard Thompson, 85, of White Rock, NM, reports that he peacefully passed away in his sleep at home Thursday, June 8, 2017 from a very sudden illness of only a few days.

Born May 12, 1932 in Newport News, VA, Joe was raised in Virginia and served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in Georgia. ​He earned a BS in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, followed by a PhD in Radiochemistry from Penn State. He taught chemistry for 17 years at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID where he raised his family.

After testing

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Obituary: Kathleen F. Witte Nov. 9, 1937 – June 24, 2017

on July 7, 2017 - 10:37am

KATHLEEN F. WITTE Nov. 9, 1937 – June 24, 2017

Kathleen F. Witte, 79, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away June 24, 2017 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born Nov. 9, 1937 to Catherine and Albert Halbing. She spent her career working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, Kay moved to Santa Barbara to enjoy the weather and many outdoor activities.

Kay is survived by her children, Elise Conlee and Eric Witte; granddaughter, Zoe Conlee; brother, Robert Halbing (wife Peggy); nieces Christine Thompson, Patty Moore (Larry Dodson), Christy Cardec, Michelle Floyd

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Obituary: Gail Roach June 26, 2017

on June 27, 2017 - 5:59am

GAIL ROACH June 26, 2017

Gail Roach, 64, a resident of White Rock, passed away peacefully on Monday June 26th, 2017 after battling with cancer. Gail was a beautiful and loving person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kelly Blount, Sr., of Jemez  Springs; and nephew, William Horvath, of Carlsbad.

Gail retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory after 13 years of service. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, spending time at the lake, going to yard sales, and getting together with her book club.

Gail was an

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Obituary: Bruce Noel Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

on June 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

BRUCE NOEL Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

Bruce Noel departed this world from his home in Espanola, New Mexico on June 18, 2017.

Bruce was born in York, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1934. He began his working career as a bartender and truck driver there. Given the opportunity to start college at the age of 22, he completed his undergraduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, received his M.S. at Case in Cleveland, and his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from UNM in Albuquerque while also working at Sandia Laboratories.

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Obituary: Tyler Eric (T-Bone) Bone Nov. 4, 1968 – June 19, 2017

on June 24, 2017 - 11:34am

TYLER ERIC (T-BONE) BONE Nov. 4, 1968 June 19, 2017

Tyler Eric (T-Bone) Bone, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his Los Alamos home.

He was born November 4, 1968 in Santa Fe, the son of Gerald and Candiace Bone. His father has preceded him in death. He leaves behind his mother, Candiace Bone; his fiance, Michelle Schaedel; uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bone and children; aunt, Paella & Douglas Anderson and children.

T-Bone was a man of honor, strength, and character. No other man came close to the most amazing man he became.

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Obituary: Anthony L. Beery Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

on June 23, 2017 - 6:48am

ANTHONY L. BEERY Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

Anthony L. Beery (aka: Tony Beery and Tony Nahlee) passed away May 30, 2017 in an automobile wreck in Alamogordo, NM. He was born February 17, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and had been residing in Albuquerque, NM.

He is preceded in death by his late sister Crystal A. Beery. He is survived by his biological father, Lawrence Tucker and mother, Peggy Nahlee Harrison. He is survived by his sister, Stacy Nahlee, and her children Crystal and Evelyn; and her grandchildren, Calista, Calina, and Ilijah.

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Obituary: William (Bill) Henry Meloy Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:54am

WILLIAM (BILL) HENRY MELOY Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

William (Bill) Henry Meloy, 72, passed away on June 17, 2017. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 22, 1944 to Jesse Henry and Jessie Lee (LaRue) Meloy. He graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, and completed his degree in Business Administration from Western University, Silver City, New Mexico.

Bill was awarded a Purple Heart serving in the US Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was a certified pipefitter working for 30 years for the maintenance contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bill was

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Obituary: David Bruce Holtkamp April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

on June 20, 2017 - 6:28am
DAVID BRUCE HOLTKAMP April 16, 1954 – June 16, 2017

David Bruce Holtkamp departed this life on June 16, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado surrounded by his wife, Irma, their children, David Michael (Michele) and Kathryn Alicia “Katy” (Michael) and his dear friend and colleague Jeremy Payton. He was born on April 16, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to William Edward and Betty Joyce (Hundley) Holtkamp, Jr.

David and Irma came to Los Alamos, NM in January of 1979 and have lived there for all but one year since then. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 28.

David is preceded in death by his

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Obituary: John N. Horne Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

on June 19, 2017 - 9:39pm

JOHN N. HORNE Feb. 15, 1963 – June 15, 2017

Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne, 54, died June 15, 2017 at his home in Los Alamos.

He leaves behind his loving father, John L. Horne; sister Deborah Barnes and her husband, James; nephew James Horne and family; aunts Susan Rerchert and Sharon Baljie; cousins Dianna Witle, Joann Tapert, Sharon Cooper, Jennifer Shiakallis, Susie Merlo and Christine Anderson, as well as countless friends, colleagues, law enforcement personnel throughout New Mexico and church brothers and sisters.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph

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Obituary: Bonny L. Ingwerson March 1, 1932 – June 15, 2017

on June 19, 2017 - 9:23am

BONNY L INGWERSON March 1, 1932 – June 15, 2017

Bonny L Ingwerson, 85 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center.

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at Central Church of Christ with Pastor Lyle Hinebauch officiating. Cremation was held and there will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Central Church of Christ for the use in the Mission Programs. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bonny was born a twin on March 1, 1932 in

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Obituary: Harry Rheiner William Egdorf March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

on June 18, 2017 - 7:44am

HARRY RHEINER WILLIAM EGDORF March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

Harry Rheiner William Egdorf, 98, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Sombrillo Nursing facility in Los Alamos.

Harry was born on March 24, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He had an early love for Chemistry beginning with Laboratory work in the Cook County Hospital Blood Bank in Chicago. During World War II Harry served in the US Army as a surgical technician. After the war, he married Jean Wilson, also of Chicago and raised a family moving to Colorado in 1955 and Nebraska in 1956.

Upon retirement

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