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Obituary: Ruth Lomon Nov. 7, 1930 – Sept. 27, 2017

on September 27, 2017 - 8:45am

RUTH LOMAN Nov. 7, 1930 – Sept. 27, 2017

Ruth Lomon, a frequent summer visitor to Los Alamos and Santa Fe, died at her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home after a long illness on Tuesday. She was 87 and a well-known classical music composer. She is survived by her husband, Earle Lomon, a physicist at MIT, and children and grandchildren.

Her compositions include orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo works as well as multimedia works. She was awarded numerous commissions and grants over the years, including one from the New Mexico Arts Division.

She was the Composer/Resident Scholar at the Women’s

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Obituary: Nancy C. Bearss April 27, 1944 – Sept. 22, 2017

on September 26, 2017 - 8:14am

NANCY C. BEARSS April 27, 1944 – Sept. 22, 2017

Nancy C. Bearss, 73, a resident of Los Alamos for 51 years, passed away September 22, 2017, from a year-long courageous battle with lymphoma cancer.

Nancy was born April 27, 1944 in Boone Grove, Indiana, and graduated from Ball State University in 1966. She taught physical education for 29 years at Pueblo Junior High and the Los Alamos Middle School. In the 1970’s, Nancy worked bravely and diligently to institute Title IX for the benefit of many young women in Los Alamos.

Nancy maintained a wonderful attitude throughout her illness and

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Obituary: Wendy Jo McGuire Oct. 4, 1948 – Feb. 8, 2017

on September 25, 2017 - 8:23am

WENDY JO MCGUIRE Oct. 4, 1948 – Feb. 8, 2017

Wendy passed away in her apartment at the Albuquerque Grand Sr. Living on February 8th, 2017. She hadn't lived there long and always felt it would be temporary, but in that time she had made friends and become essential to the running of the place. The memorial the manager and others created for her was lovely and memorable. But now that it's fall, with Wendy's birthday approaching, it's time for a celebration of her life at the farm, which she had loved since 2000.

Wendy spent her school years in the Los Alamos school system (attending her 50th

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Obituary: Richard P. Best Sept. 7, 1924 – Aug. 26, 2017

on September 25, 2017 - 6:50am

RICHARD P. BEST Sept. 7, 1924 – Aug. 26, 2017

At the age of 92, Richard P. Best passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by his loving children.

Richard was born in Paris, Illinois, on Sunday, September 7, 1924, the only child of Paul and Dorothy Mae Best. He graduated from Paris High School 1942 and headed to college at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he became a proud and significantly involved lifelong member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

During his first semester of his freshman year at DePauw, he enlisted in the Army

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Obituary: Harriet A. Dodder Nov. 24, 1929 – Aug. 27, 2017

on September 19, 2017 - 5:53am

HARRIET A. DODDER Nov. 24, 1929 – Aug. 27, 2017

Harriet A. Dodder, 87, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on August 27, 2017 at the Los Alamos Medical Center following a sudden illness, with her nephew, nieces and lifelong friends by her side.

Harriet was born in Pine City, MN November 24, 1929 to Hans and Salma Grandt. She attended country school and graduated from Pine City High School in 1947. She went to the University of Minnesota to obtain a teaching degree. She also met her future husband, Donald Dodder, who was getting a graduate degree in nuclear physics. They married in 1951

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