Nominations Sought for New Living Treasures

Most recent Los Alamos Living Treasures named in 2013: Lee A. Builta, Rosmarie H. Frederickson and Craig Martin. Photos by Jim Gautier


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 2014. 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?

Additional 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, 75 seniors have been recognized. The complete list of Treasures in 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