Obituaries

Obituary: Jose ‘Joe’ Ernesto Hernandez Nov. 7, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2020

JOSE “JOE” ERNESTO HERNANDEZ Nov. 7, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2020

Jose “Joe” Ernesto Hernandez, age 78, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020

He was born in El Paso, TX on November 7, 1941, to Jose and Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Hernandez; mother, Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez.

Joe is survived by his most beloved wife, Elvira “Daisy” Hernandez of Rio Rancho, NM; sons, Darrek (Susan) Hernandez of Tucson, AZ; Kenny (Katharine) Hernandez of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Trisha Ballweg of Stevens Point, WI; sister, Yolie Franco of El Paso,


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Obituary: Rosalie Taylor April 1, 1925 – Oct. 20, 2020

ROSALIE TAYLOR April 1, 1925 – Oct. 20, 2020

Rosalie Taylor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the 96th year of her beautiful life.

She was born April 1, 1925 to Edythe and Edward Coffield. The doctor announced to the father of three girls that he finally had a boy. The April Fools’ joke was not appreciated as the doctor was never asked back to care for the family.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Katherine, Marcella, and Maxine, and her brothers, Edward and John. Rosalie lost Joseph, her husband of 64 years, in 2016.

Rosalie is survived by her four children:


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Obituary: Conrad Fink Oct. 13, 2020

CONRAD FINK Oct. 13, 2020

Conrad Fink passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2020, at his home in Los Alamos. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold & Thelma, and sister Marylin.

He is survived by his wife Monica, children Susan, Michael, and Rebecca, and grandchildren Devyn, Liberty, Justice, Christian, River, and Phoenix, two sisters, and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice.

His burial will be a private service held later in Iowa. 

The family has entrusted Conrad to the care of Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations, 1627 A Central


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Obituary: Imogene Dison June 10, 1934 – July 14, 2020

IMOGENE DISON June 10, 1934 – July 14, 2020

Imogene Dison, a beloved well-known, long-time resident of Los Alamos, N.M. passed away on July 14th, 2020 at the age of 86 due to complications of dementia, with her son Joseph and granddaughters Amber and Tarah by her side.

Imogene was widowed to James Dison; mother of Letha (deceased), Joseph, and Todd Dison; step-mother of Lloyd, Leon, and Donna Loraine Dison; and was a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Imogene, together with her twin sister Josephine, older sister Virginia and younger brother Billy Dean, were born to Inez and Joe Gilbert and raised


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Obituary: Orest ‘Don’ Streltzoff Sept. 24, 1934 – Oct. 13, 2020

OREST “DON” STRELTZOFF Sept. 24, 1934 – Oct. 13, 2020

Don Strel, 86, died October 13, 2020 from myelogenous leukemia and dementia.

Don was born in San Francisco, California to Lorraine (McManus) and Orest Streltzoff and grew up near Golden Gate Park. He graduated from San Francisco State College, served in the Army at Fort Benjamin Harris in Indiana, and met his first wife, Sheila Sullivan.

He returned to San Francisco to teach art at San Francisco State and then became a professor of art and design at Northern Illinois University. He also taught at the Chicago Art Institute, working with high school


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Obituary: Linda Ann Breshears March 29, 1940 – Oct 13, 2020

LINDA ANN BRESHEARS March 29, 1940 – Oct. 13, 2020

Linda Ann Breshears, an adored wife of 59 years, a beloved mother of 5, a grandmother to 14, an avid volunteer and loving teacher, died on Oct 13, 2020 in Tucson, AZ. She was 80. 

She was born March 29, 1940, in Spokane, Washington. Never one to shy from adventure, in her early years she enjoyed skiing and summited several northwest peaks including Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. Linda’s brother once said she got her intelligence and culinary skills from her mother and her effervescent personality and determination from her father.


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Obituary: Louis William Cutler Aug. 23, 1932 – Oct. 9, 2020

By LOUIS WILLIAM CUTLER Aug. 23, 1932 – Oct. 9, 2020

Louis William Culter was born in Three Oaks, Michigan to John and Mary Culter. He was the youngest of five children.

Growing up Lou liked to play basketball, go fishing, enjoy the outdoors around Lake Michigan. After high school Lou joined the airforce and was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met his wife of 48 years, Dolores Gomez.

Lou and Dolores moved to El Rancho, New Mexico in their early years of marriage where he was warmly welcomed into the Gomez family. He formed a strong bond with his in-laws, brothers


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Obituary: Linda Anderson Sept. 25, 1937 – Oct. 4, 2020

LINDA ANDERSON: Sept. 25, 1937 – Oct. 4, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing on Sunday, October 4, 2020, of our dear mother and wife, Linda Anderson, at her home in White Rock, New Mexico.

Linda was born in Maplewood, New Jersey to the late Margaret and Joseph Quinn on September 25th, 1937. She attended Maplewood High School and graduated with a B.A. in languages from Penn State University, where she met her husband of 60 years, Charles Alfred Anderson.

Linda dedicated her life to education, teaching French and Spanish classes for 25 years at Los Alamos Middle and High Schools.


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Obituary: Jeannie Steedle Nov. 30, 1944 – Oct. 5, 2020

JEANNIE BILLINGS Nov. 30, 1944 – Oct. 5, 2020

On December 28th, 1963, Jeannie Billings stood before God and promised to love Jim Steedle until the day she died. That promise was fulfilled on Oct. 5, 2020. Together, she and Jim shared 57 years of marriage, 2 children, and a lifetime of memories and laughter. Jeannie especially enjoyed the past 25 years as she lived the “retired life”.

Jeannie was born Nov. 30, 1944 in California. When she was still a child, she moved with her parents to Los Alamos, New Mexico, so her dad could work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. She met her husband,


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Obituary: Rita Jane Christensen Feb. 3, 1933 – Sept. 12, 2020

RITA JANE CHRISTENSEN Feb. 3, 1933 – Sept. 12, 2020

Rita Christensen, age 87, of Portales, NM, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home in Portales, NM.

A graveside service was held, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe, NM, with Deacon Don Lucero officiating.

Rita was born, Feb. 3, 1933, to Charles and Ida (Clemens) Smith in, Ralston, NE. She married Robert Christensen in the fall of 1952, in Santa Rosa, CA. Rita was of the Catholic faith, a homemaker, enjoyed reading, and enjoyed watching her westerns. 

Survivors include: her four children; Jayne


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Obituary: Donald Francis Kendall Oct. 4, 2020

DONALD FRANCIS KENDALL Oct. 4, 2020

Donald Francis Kendall, 85, passed away on October 4, 2020 surrounded by his wife Frances, son Gregory and daughter-in-law Karen.

Don was devoted to and deeply loved by his wife, five children and eight grandchildren. Don had a successful 44 year management career with F.W. Woolworth Company where he was affectionately known as the Candy Man. He oversaw the downtown San Francisco bulk candy department, which was one of the largest in the United States. Don was a devout Catholic and was comforted by his faith his entire life. 

Don and Frances were married for


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Obituary: Roline Chrystal Baker Dec. 11, 1931 – Sept. 5, 2020

ROLINE CHRYSTAL Dec. 11, 1931 – Sept. 5, 2020

A Wonderful, Loving, Gentle Soul, Successful Woman, and Baker of Sweets, Roline Chrystal Baker (age 88) passed away September 5, 2020.

Roline was born to Homer D. Rice and Marjorie B. Ruggles Rice on December 11, 1931 in Hollywood, California.

Roline graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in1952. She moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1954 and worked as a Personnel Coordinator for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for nearly 25 years and retired in 1993.

Roline moved to Sun City, Arizona in 1998, and was an


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Obituary: Kathleen Rose Hoverson April 12, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2020

KATHLEEN ROSE HOVERSON April 12, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2020

Kathleen Rose Hoverson died peacefully on September 29, 2020 surrounded by her family in Los Alamos, NM.

She was preceded in death by husband Bruce Hoverson, parents Dennis and Freda Hartnett and brothers Carl and Dennis Hartnett.

She is survived by her children Susan (Michael) of Batavia, NY – David (Lindy) of Santa Fe, NM – and Mark of Los Alamos, NM.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Sara (Mike)Glynn, Katie (Mark)Weber and Erin Hoverson (Anthony DiLisio), as well as great grandchildren Addison and Ian Glynn and nieces Jody, Leslie,


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Obituary: Mary Francis Lee Sept. 8, 1932–Sept. 2, 2020

MARY FRANCIS LEE Sept. 8, 1932–Sept. 2, 2020

On 2 September 2020, Mary Francis Lee loving wife and mother of two, passed from this world at the age of 87 in Ocala, Florida.

Mary Francis Kelley was born on 8 September 1932 to Fannie Elizabeth (nee Neff) and Arthur Joseph Kelley in Willimantic, Connecticut.

They moved to South Coventry, CT where Mary attended Windham High School.

On 20 March 1954 she married her sweetheart, Jesse Richard Lee, and together they raised two children, Deborah and James in Los Alamos, NM where they lived for 36 years.

In 1998 Mary and Jesse moved to Ocala, Florida where they


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Obituary: Terrance H. Steck April 10, 1986 – Sept. 22, 2020

TERRANCE H. STECK April 10, 1986 – Sept. 22, 2020

It is with profound sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother, Terrance H. Steck, 34, on September 22, 2020.

Terrance was born in Los Alamos, NM on April 10, 1986.

He is survived by his mother Kathy Steck of Los Alamos, NM; his father Andy Steck and stepmother Deena Steck of White Rock, NM; his brother, Jered, his wife Kiersten, and their two children Ethan (9) and Ainsley (8) of Orting, WA; as well as his extended Steck and Erven families.

Terrance was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM and graduated LAHS in 2004. After high school, Terrance


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Obituary: Paul Edwin Parker Jan. 20, 1932 – Sept. 11, 2020

PAUL EDWIN PARKER Jan. 20, 1932 – Sept. 11, 2020

Paul “Eddie” Parker left this earth and was welcomed into heaven Friday Sept. 11, 2020.

The love, laughter, lessons and legacy he leaves with us are unprecedented.

Paul “Eddie” was a Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Hero.

Eddie relished life from his first breath in Lesterville, Missouri. Growing up in the hills of Missouri, he hit the ground running and never stopped. Eddie lived each of his 88 years on this earth to the fullest. Many times, family and friends heard stories of the adventures and shenanigans of this blonde-haired,


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Obituary: Dr. Carlos Brazil Ramirez Aug. 19, 2020

DR. CARLOS BRAZIL RAMIREZ Aug. 19, 2020

Dr. Carlos Brazil Ramirez of Santa Fe, NM, the son of the late Leroy and Belina Ramirez, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at the age of 75.

Dr. Ramirez’s academic career spans many years – he earned his B.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University in 1968, and his M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979.

He began his teaching career at Moorpark College in California. In 1983-1988, he became the President


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Obituary: Nancy Ann Moyer Bell Aug. 28, 1946 – Sept. 6, 2020

NANCY ANN MOYER BELL Aug. 28, 1946 – Sept. 6, 2020

Nancy Ann Moyer Bell, born Aug. 28, 1946, passed away after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness, Parkinson’s disease, Sept. 6, 2020. She had just turned 74.

Nancy is preceded in death by her father, Howard Moyer and mother Gladys. Sisters, Mildred Moyer, Ginny and husband Bill Turner. Brother, Allan. Neice Susan Turner Agins, and grand nephew Sam Harrow. 

Nancy is survived by son Christopher Bell of Santa Fe; Niece Jo and husband Guy Rossi of Ojo Caliente; niece Linda Horpedahl of Nambe. She has numerous nieces and nephews from the west


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Obituary: Maureen O’Mara Jan. 15, 1954 – Aug. 28, 2020

MAUREEN O’MARA Jan. 15, 1954 – Aug. 28, 2020

Maureen O’Mara, age 66, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at her home in Albuquerque on August 28, 2020.

Born January 15, 1954 in Los Alamos, NM, Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, Edward F. and Jerry M. O’Mara.

She is survived by her long-time partner Horace L. Anders, brothers Dennis (Carolyn) of Corrales, John of Albuquerque, sister Marion Hutton of Rio Rancho, and nephews, nieces and cousins.

A 1972 graduate of Los Alamos High School, Maureen attended TVI and the University of New Mexico. She was an administrative assistant


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Obituary: Frederic (Fred) March Sept. 4, 2020

FREDERIC (FRED) MARCH March 16, 1937 – Sept. 4, 2020

Frederic (Fred) March, 83, a resident of New Mexico since 1991, died on September 4, 2020 after a long battle with vascular dementia.

Fred was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of immigrants who fled anti-Semitism in Europe. Fred was a life-long student of Jewish history, archeology, and modern day Israel. He was also an author, a global traveler, and a humanist. He loved music and performance and used his rich, baritone voice to entertain family and friends.

Fred graduated from City College of New York and received his master’s degree in engineering


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