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Obituary: Juan B. Gonzales Nov. 29, 1932 – May 13, 2017

on May 19, 2017 - 5:13am

JUAN B. BAUTISTA GONZALES Nov. 29, 1932 May 13, 2017

Juan B. Gonzales, 84, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on May 13, 2017.

He entered this world on November 29, 1932 in Santa Fe, NM, born to David and Nasarena Gonzales. He was the second youngest of his five siblings.

Juan served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959 during the Korean Conflict, two years of which were aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.

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Obituary: Barbara L. Jones Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 9:22am

BARBARA L. JONES Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

Barbara was born in Denver, CO. After graduating from South HS in 1945, she worked for the Colorado Medical Society. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas I. Jones in 1947. The newlyweds moved to Golden while Tom finished college.

In 1951, they moved to Los Alamos where Tom had accepted a position at LASL. Barb worked as a secretary for about 5 years, before she and Tom started their family.

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Obituary: Lorenza Gertrude Montoya Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 8:59am
LORENZA GERTRUDE MONTOYA Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017
 
Lorenza Gertrude Montoya, 98, passed away in her home on May 14.
 
She had lived in Los Alamos for 65 years after moving from her hometown of Espanola. Lorenza was born to Jesus and Amada (Vigil) Rodriguez on September 5, 1918. She married Johnnie L. Montoya, of Monticello, NM, in 1947.
 
Lorenza was the loving mother of Bonnie Edwards, Loretta Ann Sanchez, and Randy Montoya, as well as Susan Montoya, who preceded her in death in 1959. She raised her three remaining children by herself after the death of her husband, Johnnie, in
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Obituary: Charles Allen Wright May 8, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 6:55pm

CHARLES ALLEN WRIGHT May 8, 2017

Charles Allen Wright, a 47 year resident of Los Alamos, passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Charles is preceded in death by father, Charles Allen Wright; mother, Rose Alpert and daughter Sandy Banister.

Mr. Wright was born and raised in Newton, MA. He was hired by EG&G Inc. in 1961 in Boston, MA as an electronics technician. This began Wright’s 46-year career with EG&G and its Los Alamos successors.

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Obituary: Ann Brandenberger May 5, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

ANN BRANDENBERGER May 5, 2017

Ann Brandenberger of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away peacefully in her sleep at Saint Vincent hospital May 5, 2017 due to complications from a severe infection. She had been residing in the Santa Fe Care Center nursing home since February 2017.

Mrs. Brandenberger was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1938 and spent her childhood in San Angelo, Texas. Her parents were Jack Henry Morris and Billie Gresham-Morris. She had a degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from St.

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Obituary: John G. Marinuzzi March 12, 1936 – May 10, 2017

on May 13, 2017 - 6:59am
JOHN G. MARINUZZI March 12, 1936 – May 10, 2017
 
John passed away on May 10, 2017 after a long illness. He was a resident of White Rock, NM for more than 45 years.
 
John was born in Queens, NY on March 12, 1936. His parents were Giovanni Marinuzzi and Kathleen (Langmead) Marinuzzi. His father was a concert pianist from Italy and his mother had been a governess for the Churchill family in England.
 
John graduated from CCNY in June, 1958 with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, and married Roberta Perrault on August 30, 1958. They began their life journey together and lived in San
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Obituary: Vivian Marie Goodman Sept. 15, 1957 - May 2, 2017

on May 13, 2017 - 6:44am
VIVIAN MARIE GOODMAN Sept. 15, 1957 ― May 2, 2017
 
Vivian Marie Goodman (Ekberg), born September 15, 1957, lost her battle against cancer on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
 
Vivian, a loving wife, mother and friend to many was born in Los Alamos and grew up in Espanola, New Mexico. Vivian’s love of animals began early with the pleasure of horseback riding and caring for the myriad of family pets. She continued that love as a veterinarian assistant and humane society animal advocate and caretaker. 
 
Vivian spent her early adult years in Oklahoma where she lived with relatives.
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Obituary: Howard Lindberg May 7, 2017

on May 12, 2017 - 4:27pm
HOWARD LINDBERG May 7, 2017
 
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 7.
 
Howard was an electrical engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years. He and Helen spent 24 years of their retirement traveling the 48 states of America in their motor home and exploring every county in England and Scotland, with many trips to the European continent and to visit cousins in Norway. Most memorable was last year’s trip to France with his youngest grandson to see the battlefields of World War I and World War II.
 
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Obituary: Lauren Hull MacDonald Nov. 28, 1950 – May 7, 2017

on May 9, 2017 - 6:51pm

LAUREN HULL MACDONALD Nov. 28, 1950 May 7, 2017

Lauren Hull MacDonald (aka, Lauren Hull Earles) was born November 28, 1950 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. On May 07, 2017, after a long, courageous and valiant battle with breast cancer, Lauren departed on her next journey. While only she and the afterlife know the specifics of her new path, most of the living say, “it is a better place, a place where she is comfortable, and a place where she is welcome.”

Lauren’s journey on earth began and ended in Los Alamos.

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Obituary: Roger L. Rasmussen May 4, 2017

on May 9, 2017 - 5:48pm

ROGER L. RASMUSSEN May 4, 2017

Roger L. Rasmussen, 96, died at home in Los Alamos on May 4, 2017. His daughter Beth, Fr. Glenn Jones, and neighbor and family friend Deidra Remde were at his side. He was the loving husband of Jane Keller Rasmussen, whom he met while she was serving in the Women’s Army Corps in Los Alamos. They married in Santa Fe in 1945; she preceded him in death in 2007 after a loving marriage of 62 years. 

Roger is survived by his son Gregory (Trudy) Rasmussen of Grand Blanc, Michigan; daughter Beth (Mark) Bonner of Naples, Florida; granddaughter Jennifer (J.P.)

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pyramid Cafe

on May 7, 2017 - 5:59am

On the job in Los Alamos: The crew at Pyramid Café, from left, Ousmane Loka Sylla, Humberto Zubia, Nfaly Drame, Robert Van Lyssel and Dakoda Ami gather Saturday for a photo at the restaurant. Photo by Maire O'Nell/ladailypost.com
Off the job in Los Alamos: Acrobats Nfaly Drame, top, and Ousmane Loko Sylla take a few minutes away from their job Saturday at the Pyramide Cafe to prove they are acrobats from Guinea, West Africa. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Nfaly Drame in the middle of a somersault Saturday outside Pyramid Café. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
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Obituary: John Langdon Rand May 2, 2017

on May 5, 2017 - 7:04am

JOHN LANGDON RAND May 2, 2017

John Langdon Rand, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. John was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, last May, following 63 years of marriage.

Born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Leona Rand, John was raised in eastern Oregon and thereafter retained life-long ties to family and friends in the northwest. He is survived by his 6 children: John (Brenda), Mark (Carolyn), Greg (Christine), Amy (Don), Dan (Remi), Joe (Carminda); 15 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. 

At 17 years old, John volunteered for the Navy during WWII.

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Obituary: Lawrence Ray Gurley April 19, 2017

on May 1, 2017 - 6:26pm
LAWRENCE RAY GURLEY April 19, 2017
 
Lawrence Ray Gurley, age 82, died at home April 19, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida.
 
The family moved to Los Alamos in 1964 when Lawrence joined the old H-Division as a Scientific Staff Member. Lawrence enjoyed a distinguished, fulfilling career at LANL,
collaborating with numerous colleagues and mentoring high school, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Lawrence was selected as a Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow in recognition of his pioneering discoveries pertaining to histone phosphorylation during the growth cycle.
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Obituary: Jane Gerheart June 28, 1940 – April 18, 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 4:25pm

JANE GERHEART June 28, 1940 – April 18, 2017

Jane Gerheart (June 28, 1940), a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away on April 18, 2017 after battling pancreatic cancer for nine months. She is survived by her husband Don of over 52 years, a daughter, Ann and son, Chuck & daughter-in-law, Chris & a sister, Nancy Chase from Laramie, WY.

Jane taught band in the Los Alamos Public Schools from 1986 to 2005. Her middle school bands qualified for the New Mexico Activities Association State Band Contests in 2003 and 2005. Both times they received the first-place trophy in the middle school

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Obituary: Richard P. Cook March 25, 1926 – April 17, 2017

on April 20, 2017 - 11:14am

RICHARD P. COOK March 25, 1926April 17, 2017

Richard P. Cook, 91, a lifelong resident of Española, passed away peacefully at his home on April 17, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. 

Richard was born in Española, New Mexico on March 25, 1926 to Windell P. Cook, a businessman and Sarah A. Acherman, a school teacher. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1943. After high school, he was inducted into the U.S. Navel Service in 1944. He served in the Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Arena during World War II. He was a trained “frogman” that served as the predecessors to the Navy Seals.

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Obituary: Genevieve A. (Jane) Duran April 3, 2017

on April 18, 2017 - 4:43pm
GENEVIEVE A. (JANE) DURAN
April 3, 2017
 
Genevieve A. (Jane) Duran, age 90, passed away at the Los Alamos Medical Center April 3, 2017.
 
Jane was devoted to her God, her family, and her Church. Jane and Leo, her husband of 70 years moved to Los Alamos in 1949.
 
Jane had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and served in the ministries of the Altar and Rosary Society; the Workroom that provided clothing and other household supplies to the needy; and Loaves and Fishes, providing food to the needy and homeless in Santa Fe.
 
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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hansbury March 15, 1925 – April 12, 2017

on April 17, 2017 - 11:57am

ELIZABETH “BETTY” HANSBURY March 15, 1925 – April 12, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Hansbury, 92, was born March 15, 1925, died as she wanted, at her home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents. Betty, an only child, was born in Las Vegas, NM to Arthur H. and Dorothy W. Hansbury. She graduated from Las Vegas High School, where she enjoyed sports including skiing, hiking, tennis, basketball, baseball and softball.

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Obituary: Denis Charles Duffy, Jr. July 10, 1939 – April 10, 2017

on April 17, 2017 - 10:44am

DENIS CHARLES DUFFY Jr. July 10, 1939 April 10, 2017

Denis Charles Duffy, Jr. of Colleyville, Texas died peacefully at 6PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 77.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, Texas with Father Martinez and Father George celebrating Mass. The family will receive friends at Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine 523 South Main Street between 6 and 8 PM Monday evening April 17, 2017.

Interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe New Mexico on Friday April
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Obituary: William C. Davis Dec. 22, 1925 - April 5, 2017

on April 9, 2017 - 6:48am

WILLIAM C. DAVIS Dec. 22, 1925 - April 5, 2017

William C. Davis, 91, of Los Alamos died April 5, 2017. Bill was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 22, 1925, to Chester T.C. Davis and Eleanor Scamman Davis. He attended the public schools, and enlisted in the wartime United States Navy the week he graduated from high school in 1943. His service took him to the rank of RT1c, and the Asiatic Pacific ribbon with two stars and the Philippine Liberation ribbon with one star.

After the war he attended Tufts College and received the degree Bachelor of Science in Engineering summa cum

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Obituary: Debbie K. Hagermann April 1, 2017

on April 5, 2017 - 7:27am

DEBBIE K. HAGERMANN April 1, 2017

Debbie K. Hagermann, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1st, 2017.

Debbie was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas where she met Gary Hagermann. Debbie was just 14 years old when she and Gary began a relationship that would lead to a marriage that lasted for nearly 34 years.

Debbie was an outgoing woman so full of life. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family and never hesitated at the chance to “get away”. 

Debbie never complained about the places that Gary’s job took them.

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Obituary: Joyce Ann Harvey March 28, 2017

on April 3, 2017 - 10:23am

JOYCE ANN HARVEY March 28, 2017

Former Los Alamos resident Joyce Ann Harvey passed on peacefully in her sleep on March 28th at Cottonwood Village, in Cottonwood. She was 86 years old.

She and her husband Ray, who proceeded her in death in 2013, worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and retired to Camp Verde in 1989, and were both deeply involved in community activities there.

Joyce was an avid reader of mysteries and spent many happy hours on her computer corresponding with friends near and far.

She coached other seniors in computer use, and created several databases for local

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Obituary: Mattie Earl Whitson Squires Jan. 15, 1926 – March 23, 2017

on April 2, 2017 - 6:10am

MATTIE EARL WHITSON SQUIRES Jan. 15, 1926 – March 23, 2017

Mattie Earl Whitson Squires was born on January 15, 1926, in Achille, Oklahoma and grew up in New Mexico and West Texas. She passed away on March 23, 2017, in Los Alamos, New Mexico at the age of 91.

In 1946, Mattie Earl married Billy Warren Squires in Littlefield, Texas. After residing in Arvada, Colorado for over 50 years, Mattie Earl retired to Pueblo, Colorado in 2003. She then moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 2015.

She was very proud of her career working for the federal government in Washington, D.

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Obituary: Doris Jean (Graham) Pattillo March 15, 2017 – July 11,1926

on March 30, 2017 - 8:20am

DORIS JEAN (GRAHAM) PATTILLO March 15, 2017 – July 11,1926

Doris Jean (Graham) Pattillo died on March 15, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born July 11,1926 in McKinney,TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Albert Pattillo II (Greenville,TX), who died in Los Alamos on July 31, 2003.

She is survived by her two sons: James A. Pattillo III (Toledo,OH) and Stevan G. Pattillo (Jemez Springs,NM), grand children: Heather J. Pattillo (Portland,OR), Jessica L. Pattillo (Portland,OR), Margaret Z.

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Obituary: Mary C. Brooks Jan. 9, 1926 – March 19, 2017

on March 24, 2017 - 4:03pm

MARY C. BROOKS Jan. 9, 1926 March 19, 2017

"Someone Special"

Mary C. Brooks, age 91 of Los Alamos, NM died March 19th at Palmilla Senior Center Living in Albuquerque, NM of natural causes.

Mary was born on January 09, 1926 to Norman and Ruth Carls of Allegany, NY. After graduating from Allegany High School and acing her chemistry regents, she attended Syracuse University and majored in Chemical Engineering.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1948 and met her soon to be husband Thomas Brooks. They were married at Hendricks Chapel on the campus of Syracuse University.

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Obituary: Melissa Gay (Wienke) Morrison Feb. 18, 1948 – March 16, 2017

on March 21, 2017 - 10:56am

MELISSA GAY (WIENKE) MORRISON Feb. 18, 1948 March 16, 2017

Melissa Gay (Wienke) Morrison, a resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away after battling many health problems on March 16, 2017. She was born on February 18, 1948 to Bonnie Jean and Ernest Henry Louis Wienke, Jr. 

She grew up in Homer, Illinois and graduated from Homer High School. Melissa went on to graduate from Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis, Missouri, before working at University Ford in Champagne, Illinois.

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