Obituaries

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Obituary: Ronald Eugene Randolph Feb. 12, 1949 – Jan. 5, 2020

RONALD EUGENE RANDOLPH Feb. 12, 1949 – Jan. 5, 2020
 
Ronald Eugene Randolph, was born on February 12, 1949. He passed away at home on January 5, 2020 in Chandler, AZ.
 
He was born in Elkhart, KS to Eugene “Randy” and Georgina Randolph. They moved to Los Alamos when he was six years old. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1967. He was especially proud of his contribution to the 1966 Toppers Football State Championship.
 
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
 
Ron served his country in the United States Marine Corps in the

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OBITUARY: Katherine Ann Lawrence Oct. 27, 1947 – Nov. 25, 2019

KATHERINE ANN LAWRENCE Oct. 27, 1947 Nov. 25, 2019

Katherine Ann Lawrence, wife of George Lawrence, daughter of Stephanie Sydoriak, passed out of this world at her home on Nov. 25, 2019, following a stroke.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.


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Olive Mae Bergauer Sept. 30, 1921 – Dec. 18, 2019

OLIVE MAE BERGAUER Sept. 30, 1921 – Dec. 18, 2019

Olive Mae Bergauer, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 with her family at her side.

She was born in Kassler, Colorado on September 30, 1921 to James D and Ada B (Woodward) Mitchell. It is here that she developed her love of the outdoors and for fishing. She was the youngest of three girls and always said that she was the tomboy of the three. As a youngster she was best known for sneaking off and going fishing with her father.

Her life in Kassler, home of the Denver Water Works, was one of fishing, hiking, gold panning with her


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Obituary: Walter Anderson Pickett May 14, 1928 – Dec. 26, 2019

WALTER ANDERSON PICKETT May 14, 1928 – Dec. 26, 2019

Walter Anderson Pickett, 91, passed away in Los Alamos, New Mexico on December 26, 2019.

He was born in Unionville, Missouri on May 14, 1928 to Minnie Anderson Pickett and Evan “Midge” Pickett. He married Teresa Eastland on January 1, 1950, in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Both of Walter’s parents and his wife preceded him in death, as did his siblings, Lester Pickett, Leo Pickett, Lawrence Pickett, Lois Crawford, Louise Winter, and Jessie Anderson.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Minette McWilliams (Greg) of Los Alamos, NM; grandson David Bradshaw


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Obituary: James N. P. Lawrence May 29, 1929 – Dec. 13, 2019

JAMES N. P. LAWRENCE May 29, 1929 – Dec. 13, 2019

James N. P. Lawrence, 90, of Los Alamos, NM, died peacefully December 13, 2019 at Sombrillo Nursing Home.

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on May 29, 1929 to the late Frank D. and Margarette Peed Lawrence of Portsmouth, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Francine O. Greenacre in 2011. He was also preceded by his parents, his sisters Doris and Ann Beth as well as 5 half-brothers.

Jim enjoyed golf and could be found on the Los Alamos golf course most weekends. When he first came to Los Alamos, he played on an adult hockey team.

He worked almost 40


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Obituary: Virginia Elizabeth Pigott ‘Ginny’ Dec. 10, 1924 – Dec. 23, 2019

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH PIGOTT ‘GINNY’ Dec. 10, 1924 – Dec. 23, 2019

Virginia Elizabeth Pigott “Ginny”, 95, of Los Alamos went to be with her Lord on Dec. 23, 2019 at her home with her daughter Barbara at her side.

She was born Dec. 10, 1924 to Harold and Caroline Hall in Springfield Ohio. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1943 and was on staff at Warder Public Library until she married Miles Thomas “Tom” Pigott in 1945 in Springfield after he returned home from World War II.

They moved to Oxford, Ohio for him to attend Miami University, then on to the University of Illinois. They had seven


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Obituary: Joan Allason Bjarke Oct. 14, 1924 – Dec. 15, 2019

JOAN ALLASON BJARKE Oct. 14, 1924 – Dec. 15, 2019

Joan Allason Bjarke, 95, passed away in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on December 15, 2019.

She was born on October 14, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington to Daisy and Harold Broomell, who precede her in death, as does her husband George Bjarke and her older brother James Broomell.

Joan is survived by her children, Judy McKenzie, George (Rose) Bjarke, Richard (Denise) Bjarke, Karl (Lisa) Bjarke, Gary (Cheryl) Bjarke, and Donald (Amy) Bjarke, as well as her 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Joan and her older brother Jim enjoyed a happy childhood in


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Obituary: Joanne Louise Cox April 2, 1928 – Dec. 2, 2019

JOANNE LOUISE COX April 2, 1928 – Dec. 2, 2019

Joanne Louise Cox went to meet her Lord and Savior on December 2, 2019.

Joanne was born April 2, 1928 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Sidney B. Weber, Sr. and Olga M. Weber (née Doeringsfeld). She was the third of four children, and grew up in Janesville, graduating from Janesville HS in 1946.

She spent four years on the beautiful campus of University of Wisconsin in Madison. As a freshman, she knew she wasn’t going to make a big splash at the “U”, but was happy to be a little pebble on the beach. It was a time of explosive student population, swelling from 12,000


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Obituary: James Leslie Nesmith Sept. 3, 1946 – Dec. 9, 2019

JAMES LESLIE NESMITH Sept. 3, 1946 – Dec. 9, 2019

James Leslie Nesmith, 73, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away December 9, 2019.

He was born to Earl Charles and Sylvia Dingle Nesmith in Denver, Co. on September 3, 1946.

James is preceded in death by loving parents; brother, Charles Nesmith; and beloved wife, Jamie Lee Nesmith.

He is survived by children, Amy Collier Hunt (Chris), Laura Anastasia Nesmith, James Joshua Nesmith; brother, Frank E. Nesmith; and five grandchildren.

James graduated from the University of Washington with an MBA. He later pursued a career as a Program Director


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Obituary: Coltin James Hansel May 21, 2010 – Dec. 9, 2019

COLTIN HANSEL May 21, 2010 Dec. 9, 2019

With deepest sorrow we announce that Coltin James Hansel, aged 9, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend, tragically passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 in his mother and father’s arms.

Coltin was born May 21, 2010 and had been literally running ever since! He was a burst of happiness upon every room, never met a stranger and was friendly and loving to everyone. In his excitement, energy, and impulsiveness, he was utterly lovable, sweet, and kind.

Classmates describe Coltin as compassionate and caring and the first to come to their


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Obituary: Carson Joseph Cannon May 9, 2003 – Dec. 3, 2019

CARSON JOSEPH CANNON May 9, 2003 – Dec. 3, 2019

Carson Joseph Cannon, 16, of White Rock, died unexpectedly December 3, 2019.

The loving son of Reed Farnsworth Cannon and Heidi Lovisa Cannon was born May 9, 2003 in Santa Fe.

He is survived by his parents; his older brother Caleb; younger sister Maia; younger brother Max; and youngest sister Kylie. He will be deeply missed and was loved by all who knew him.

In his time on earth, Carson loved video gaming, skateboarding, drawing, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and superhero movies.

Family, friends and loved ones are invited to a commemoration to be held in the


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Obituary: Glenda R. Crowley Feb. 18, 1939 – Dec. 1, 2019

GLENDA R. CROWLEY Feb. 18, 1939 – Dec. 1, 2019

Glenda R. Crowley of Rio Rancho, NM, born in Knoxville, TN, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

 
Glenda is survived by her loving husband Robert J. Crowley, 5 children, 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
 
From Bob:
Glenda and I really enjoyed traveling! She had never been out of the country before we were married, and we were able to go to Europe, Hawaii, and all over the US. She loved going rock hounding with the family (places like Dismal Swamp in Idaho) and especially to Colorado (like the cabin at Gold Creek). She was an avid quilter,

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Obituary: Krista Renee Hardie Page May 27, 1970 – Aug. 19, 2019

KRISTA RENEE HARDIE PAGE May 27, 1970 – Aug. 19, 2019

Krista Renee Hardie Page, 49, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on August 19, 2019 at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, VA.

 A resident of McLean, VA, Krista is the mother of Sierra Page, wife of Randy Page (McLean, VA), sister of Beth Nañez (Albuquerque, NM), and daughter of Linda and Wayne Hardie (Los Alamos, NM).

On Saturday, December 28, at 1:00 pm there will be a Memorial Bench Dedication at the Russell Watanabe Soccer Field on Barranca Mesa (57 Loma Del Escolar) in Los Alamos followed by a celebration of Krista’s life


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Obituary: Donald Stewart Glascock Feb. 21, 1963 – Dec. I, 2019

DONALD STEWART GLASCOCK Feb. 21, 1963 – Dec. I, 2019

After 56 years of living life to the fullest, 25 years of devoted marriage, 20 years of joyful fatherhood, 29 years of sharing his passion in computers with the Mayo Clinic Health Care System, Donald Stewart Glascock leaves this earth to be with God.

Donald was born on February 21, 1963 to Robert and Theresa (Starkey) Glascock in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He graduated from high school in Los Alamos in 1981 and then he entered the Computer Science program at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

In 1990 he started working at the Mayo Clinic in the


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Obituary: Katherine Ann Lawrence Oct. 27, 1947 – Nov. 25, 2019

KATHERINE ANN LAWRENCE Oct. 27, 1947 Nov. 25, 2019

Katherine Ann Lawrence, age 72, passed out of this world at her home on November 25, 2019, following a stroke in late September.

Her final days were spent in her beautiful home, cared for by her husband, sons, mother, sister, brothers, and close friends, We loved her very much, and it has been so terribly hard to say goodbye.

Kathy’s story began in New Haven, Connecticut, where she was born, the second of six children, to Stephanie and Stephen Sydoriak on October 27, 1947, the second of what was to be six children.  Her parents, first-generation


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Obituary: Kay Fisher Sept. 10, 1934 – Nov. 25, 2019

KAY FISHER Sept. 10, 1934  Nov. 25, 2019
 
Kay Fisher, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at her home.
 
Kay was born Sept. 10, 1934 to George and Hilda Harrington of Davenport, Iowa. Kay earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Nebraska. She married Henry (Hank) Fisher in Las Cruces in 1960.
 
She worked as a programmer at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years.
 
Kay is survived by her loving husband, Hank; her loving son, Robin Fisher from Crofton, Maryland; two beautiful grandchildren, Racheal and Samuel (Sam) Fisher,

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Obituary: Ralph Robert Stevens, Jr. Feb. 9, 1931 – Nov. 23, 2019

RALPH ROBERT STEVENS, JR Feb. 9, 1931 Nov. 23, 2019 
 
Ralph Robert Stevens, Jr. was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Montclair, New Jersey, later growing up in nearby Chatham.
 
His parents, Elizabeth and Ralph Stevens, encouraged the interest of Ralph and his brother Don in science. He and his brother found treasure in the Army-Navy Surplus stores, inventing gadgets and developing radio sets, using some of their products to tease their younger sister Patricia. He is survived by Patricia.
 
Ralph played violin in his high school orchestra and had the joy of hearing his granddaughter

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Obituary: Janie Kelly Nov. 17, 1937 – Nov. 19, 2019

JANIE KELLY Nov. 17, 1937 – Nov. 19, 2019

Janie Kelly, age 82, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Albuquerque where she had lived since January. She was in the company of family as she finalized her life and accepted her angel wings.

Janie Lee was born November 17, 1937 to Elizabeth and Wesson Burrow in La Junta, CO and spent her early childhood on the southeastern Colorado range in the little town of Kim. Her father was killed while piloting his small plane in 1946, and approximately two years later she moved to Los Alamos, NM, where her new stepfather worked for the Zia Company. She graduated with the


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Obituary: Mary Ann Cotter April 25, 1942 – Nov. 17, 2019

MARY ANN COTTER April 25, 1942 – Nov. 17, 2019

Mary Ann Cotter age 77, of Los Alamos, NM Passed away on November 17, 2019.

Mary was born in Nida, Oklahoma on April 25, 1942 to her loving parents Rochelle and Syrous Autrey. On September 9, 1960 she married Charles Cotter in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles Cotter; parents Rochelle and Syrous Autrey; brothers Harold Autrey,  Benny Autrey and Carl Autrey.  

Mary graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1960. She also worked and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

She was a member


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Obituary: David F. Keddy March 21,1933 – Nov. 11, 2019

DAVID F. KEDDY March 21,1933 – Nov. 11, 2019

Dave passed away peacefully at his home in Vernal UT surrounded by family.

He was born in Denver CO to Mary Ann and Albert F. Keddy formerly of Los Alamos. A LAHS graduate in 1953, he married Rita McConkie in 1957 of Vernal, Utah. Dave and Rita had 62 years together. They have 12 children, 23 Grandchildren and 17 Great grandchildren.

He graduated from Utah State University in Forestry. He was District Ranger in Jemez Springs, Reserve and Mayhill, NM before completing his 32-year career in Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward Keddy


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