Nominations Sought For New Living Treasures


Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos? Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30, and a nine-member board will choose three new Treasures, who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2015. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information:

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
  • How many years has the nominee been involved in community activities?
  • How did the contributions affect people in the community?
  • In what ways is Los Alamos a better place as a result of the efforts of this person?

Addition information about the nominee is welcome, and biographies of past Treasures since 1999 can be viewed at Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 30 to Living Treasures of Los Alamos, PO Box 1065, Los Alamos, NM  87544 or by emailing the information to

Living Treasures was founded in 1999 by a group of residents who wanted to honor the older people of the community who had done so much to maintain and improve the excellent quality of life in Los Alamos. Since 1999, 78 seniors have been recognized. The complete list of Treasures is included below:

Winifred Amsden

Alice Evans

Foster Evans

Betty Lilienthal

Virginia Stovall

Jean Nereson

Lou Pierotti

Bernard (Bun) Ryan

Louie Cernicek

Stephen Stoddard

Beverly Keenan

Nina Marsh

John Mench

Mary Venable

Jeanne Stein

Jacob (Jay) Wechsler

Margaret Browne

Guadalupe (Lupe) Sena

Edwin (Ed) Bemis

Glenn Rigg

Donald (Don) MacMillan

Mary Penland

Louis (Louie) Rojas

Margaret (Margie) Gillespie

Edward (Ed) Hammel

Edward (Ed) Grilly

Martin Gursky

Dorothy Hoard

Marjorie Bell Chambers

Joseph Devaney

George Cowan

Elizabeth Aiello

Jerry Bower

Aaron Goldman

Mary Zemach

Dan Elliott

Mary Jeanne Nilsson

Patricia (Pat) Mendius

Benjamin (Benny) Lujan

David (Dave) Thomson

Bert Dennis

Mona Dennis

Maureen Hudson

William (Bill) Hudson

Margaret (Marge) Agnew

Milton (Glenn) Lockhart

Sidney (Sid) Singer

John Buchen

James (Jim) Little

Thelma Hahn

Rebecca ( Becky) Shankland

Marguerite (Marge) Schreiber

Frances (Fran) Rogers

Jack Clifford

Laurence (Marty) Holland

Alice Mann

Lawry Mann

Dale Holm

Roy N. Hopwood

Mary Brooks

William (Bill) Deal, Jr.

Stephanie Sydoriak

Morris B Pongratz

William (Bill) Chambers

Edward Macmann

Rosemary O’Connor

Nancy Bartlit

John Bartlit

L. Dick Tatro

Jeanne Butler

Ruth Lier

Douglas Lier

Lee A Builta

Rosmarie H. Frederickson

Craig Martin

John N. Stewart

Teralene Foxx

Gene F. Mortensen

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