Obituaries

Obituary: Mary Dufour July 9, 1931 – Feb. 17, 2021

MARY DUFOUR July 9, 1931 – Feb. 17, 2021

Mary Dufour passed away on February 17, 2021, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, at the age of 89.

Mary was born on July 9, 1931 in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, to George and Margaret Gallo. She attended Moshannon Mirror High School in Madera, Pennsylvania. She married Jules Dufour on September 18, 1947, in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, and they were married for 63 beautiful years.

Mary and Jules moved to Los Alamos, NM, in 1950 and raised their family. Mary worked at a gift store for 20 years and was a manager for 15 of those years.

Jules and Mary were founding members of Bethlehem


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Obituary: Sara M. Creamer Oct. 15, 1939 – Feb. 20, 2021

SARA M. CREAMER Oct. 15, 1939 – Feb. 20, 2021

Sara M. Creamer, passed away peacefully in her home in White Rock, NM Saturday Feb. 20, 2021 after a long illness, her loving children surrounding her. She was 81 years old and a resident of White Rock since 1976.

Sara was born Oct. 15, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio. In 1968, she married the love of her life, Laurence (Larry) Creamer, and together they relocated to Los Alamos, NM where they remained and happily raised a loving family.

Sara served in many different positions in her life, she was an Administrative Assistant, a wife, a mother, and most importantly, a dedicated


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Obituary: Emily McGay May 20, 1947 – Feb. 18, 2021

EMILY MCGAY May 20, 1947 – Feb. 18, 2021

Emily McGay of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away the evening of February 18, 2021 following a long illness.

Emily is mourned by all who were privileged to know her. She is adored and missed by her soul mate, husband and partner of thirty years, Roger Waterman, her twin sister, Dorothea, “Dottie” McGay of Virginia and her children, Carrie and Jason Ferguson of Oklahoma City, OK, Maralie Waterman of Albuquerque, Mike and Marti Osborn of Sahuarita, AZ and Rick and Kim Osborn of Boerne, TX.

She was much loved sister and aunt to Kent and Linda Waterman of Colorado


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Obituary: Royce Kjosa Nov. 14, 1939–Feb. 16, 2021

ROYCE M. KJOSA Nov. 14, 1939 – Feb. 16, 2021

Royce M. Kjosa, Lt Col., Ret. USAF of Lubbock, Texas died February 16, 2021 and was born November 14, 1939, in Webster, South Dakota.

He retired from the USAF and was Administrator at Sombrillo Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos, NM.

He is survived by; his wife of 55 years, Jackie (Evans) Kjosa, 2 sons; David E Kjosa of El Paso, and Jon A Kjosa & wife, Lissa (Haggard) Kjosa, and 2 grandsons; Katon & Brek all of Lubbock.

He leaves behind many in-laws, nieces, nephews & friends.

Online condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com


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Obituary: Beverly Siglock Jan. 29, 1937–Feb. 16, 2021

BEVERLY EUGENIA SIGLOCK Jan. 29, 1937 – Feb. 16, 2021

Beverly Eugenia Siglock passed into the Lords hands surrounded by family on Tuesday February 16th of natural age-related causes.

Beverly Eugenia Siglock was born on January 29, 1937 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to Clark and Virginia Seay. Six days after her birth, her parents were diagnosed with Tuberculosis and were moved to a Tuberculosis sanitarium for 4 years.

During this timeframe Beverly was cared for by family relatives in Pawhuska, OK, the Wells family. Beverly always considered this timeframe as a blessing as her early upbringing


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Obituary: Eric Lynch Dec. 13, 1958 – Jan. 27, 2021

ERIC WILLIAM LYNCH Dec. 13, 1958 – Jan. 27, 2021

Eric Lynch of White Rock died peacefully at Lovelace Heart Hospital in Albuquerque on Jan. 27, 2021, after suffering cardiac arrest.

Born on Dec. 13, 1958 in Bristol, Pa., he lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Michigan before arriving in New Mexico. He excelled in school sports and quickly adapted to hunting, fishing, river rafting, hiking and camping in his new environment.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School, the University of New Mexico, and Pierce College, Washington, where he specialized in Dental Technology.

His career included


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Obituary: Bruce Joseph Meyer Dec. 29, 1952 – Dec. 25, 2020

BRUCE JOSEPH MEYER Dec. 29, 1952 – Dec. 25, 2020

Bruce Joseph Meyer, 67, died at his home in Sahuarita, Arizona on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020 from complications related to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)

Bruce was born Dec. 29, 1952 in Faulkton, South Dakota to Kenneth and Katherine (Gebhart) Meyer.

Growing up, Bruce was very curious about “how things work” and always kept the household lively, tinkering with bicycles, engines, magnets, optics, taxidermy, and no doubt several “hidden” projects.

He was very active in high school activities: band, chorus, dance band, science


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Obituary: Kent Pegg Feb. 23, 1964 – Feb. 11, 2021

KENT PEGG Feb. 23, 1964 – Feb. 11, 2021

Kent Pegg, of Los Alamos, NM died unexpectedly February 11, 2021, twelve days short of his 57th birthday.

Kent was born in Canton, Ohio to Jerry and Judy Pegg. As a young boy, Kent grew up on his grandparent’s lake house in Canton, Ohio. He loved boating and playing baseball and football. He attended the Canton Country Day School, Central Catholic High School, and he graduated from Kent State University Suma Cum Laude.

Kent was a highly intelligent well-educated man. He had two Engineering degrees and one history degree and an extremely high IQ. He was very versatile


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Obituary: Antonio J. Lujan Oct. 8, 1935 – Feb. 8, 2021

ANTONIO J. LUJAN Oct. 8, 1935 – Feb. 8, 2021

Antonio (Tony) J. Lujan, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8th, 2021, at his home surrounded by his wife, Rose, daughter Bernadette and son-in-law Rick, granddaughters Elysha and husband Bobby Bustos and Sasha Quintana.

Tony was born in Española, New Mexico on October 8th, 1935 to Sevedeo and Acension Lujan. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sevedeo and Acension, older siblings Martha and Toby who died as children.

Also, preceding him in death, sister Cordelia Long, brothers Noe, Benny, and Felix Lujan. In-laws Paul and Ernestine


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Obituary: Maco Stewart IV 1955 – Jan. 29, 2021

MACO STEWART IV 1955 – Jan. 29, 2021

Maco Stewart passed away peacefully from cardiac arrest at his home in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. He was 65 years old.

Maco was born in 1955 in Austin, Texas, to Maco Stewart III and Ina Backman Stewart. After his parents’ divorce, his mother lived in New York City, and his father in Texas, giving him a broad experience of his country. He graduated from the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, and then from Wesleyan University.

Always a seeker, Maco studied meditation and Eastern religion at ashrams in New York, India, and many other places.


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Obituary: Evan Ballard Dec. 28, 2020

EVAN BALLARD Dec. 28, 2020

My warrior husband Evan, age 76, started his next adventure without me as he passed into Eternity Dec. 28, 2020.

He was a resident of Los Alamos for 47 years, but was born and raised in southern Utah. He attended Utah State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at the Hanford Nuclear Facility for five years and obtained his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering along with his Professional Engineering license before moving to Los Alamos to work at LANL. Evan enjoyed his 32 years of employment at LANL before retiring


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Obituary: Doyle Denton Simes Aug. 6, 1930 – Feb. 4, 2021

DOYLE DENTON SIMES Aug. 6, 1930 – Feb. 4, 2021

Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, Doyle Denton Simes, 90, of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away Feb. 4, 2021.

Doyle was interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Rivera Funeral Home.

Doyle was born in Piqua, Ohio Aug. 6, 1930. After serving in the United States Air Force, he worked in the City Planning Division for the city of Lubbock, Texas where he met Betty Pickett. The two were married Oct. 12, 1957 for 59 years until Betty’s death in 2016.

Doyle worked for Los Alamos


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Obituary: Tracy A. Fowler March 18, 1969 – Feb. 4, 2021

TRACY A. FOWLER March 18, 1969 – Feb. 4, 2021

Our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and nephew, Tracy A. Fowler passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the age of 51.

Tracy was born March 18, 1969 in Albuquerque, NM. In 1973 he moved to Berkley, CA with his parents and then to Los Alamos, NM in 1975. Feb. 15, 1978 Tracy was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes.

From 1978 to 1985 he spent time at the American Diabetes Association Summer Camp for kids and the last two summers as a counselor.

In his younger years Tracy played little league baseball, was a Cub and Boy Scout, and spent


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Obituary: Sharon E. Smith March 5, 1950 – Oct. 20, 2020

SHARON E. SMITH March 5, 1950 – Oct. 20, 2020

Sharon E. Smith, 1950-2020, died unexpectedly at home Oct. 20, 2020. 

Sharon was born March 5, 1950, to Hiel K. (Jimmy/Snuffy) Smith and Mildred E. Smith (nee Martens) at Las Vegas, NM, where she lived and attended school. She always considered herself “a Vegas girl” with all the attitude and spunk that connoted.

She was a graduate of Robertson High School and earned a BA degree from New Mexico Highlands University, then went on to the University of Texas at Austin for graduate school in library science. She worked at libraries in Ohio and Texas, and eventually


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Obituary: David Mallin Lee Jr Jan. 23, 2021 

DAVID MALLIN LEE JR Jan. 23, 2021 

David Mallin Lee Jr, 53, of Placitas, NM died suddenly on January 23, 2021 while visiting his parents in Santa Fe, NM.

David was born the first child to his parents David M Lee and Judith S Lee in Charlottesville, VA. After moving to Los Alamos in 1971, he graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1985 and went on to get his Bachelor of Science degree from University of California at Riverside in 1989 and his Master of Science degree from California State University, Northridge in 1995.

In high school he excelled in sports and skiing, most notably the varsity soccer team.


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Obituary: Ann Marie Townsend Wallace Jan. 18, 2021

ANN MARIE TOWNSEND WALLACE Jan. 18, 2021

Ann Marie Townsend Wallace passed to her Heavenly Father on January 18, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Wallace, former Group Leader at the Meson Physics Facility.

She is survived by her three children, Kerry Wallace of Pavillion, Wyoming, Joni Wallace of Tucson, Arizona, David Wallace of Saratoga, Wyoming, and seven grandchildren. 

Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. An accomplished musician, she taught piano in Los Alamos for many years, later changing her career to nursing. 

She subsequently


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Obituary: Gail Victoria London Dec. 18, 1946 – Jan. 28, 2021

GAIL VICTORIA (WILSON) LONDON Dec. 18, 1946 – Jan. 28, 2021

Gail Victoria (Wilson) London, 74, returned to her heavenly home on January 28, 2021.

Her turn on earth began on December 18, 1946 in Portland, Ore., as the eldest of six children of Dean and Elva Wilson. She grew up in Los Alamos, NM where she met and married Ralph London in 1965 and soon settled in Albuquerque to raise their five children.

A devoted member of the LDS church for 40+ years, Gail lived her faith and dedicated her life to the service of others. She touched many lives through her frequent quiet acts of generosity and genuine love of


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Obituary: Kasey Crawford Sept. 6, 1946 – Jan. 26, 2021

KASEY CRAWFORD Sept. 6, 1946 – Jan. 26, 2021

Kasey Crawford, a long-time resident of Bloomfield, NM entered eternal rest on January 26 in Albuquerque, NM after battling heart and kidney failure.

Kasey is survived by her husband, Terry Crawford; her sister, Robin Wheeler; her aunt, Betty Conrad; her cousins, Katrina Conrad-King, Susan Fleming, Karen Burch, Sharen Lindberg, Dale Farrar, her sisters-in-law, Sharon Stiffler and Alta Sue (Tom) Radke; her children, Brandon (Beverly) Fredenburg, Jeffrey (Tammie) Fredenburg, Kristin (Erik) Hansen; her stepchildren, Tim (Christina) Crawford,


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Obituary: Barbara Van Vleet Dec. 19, 2020

BARBARA VAN VLEET Dec. 19, 2020

Barbara Van Vleet, 88, of Albuquerque and formerly of Los Alamos, New Mexico (lived in Los Alamos over 40 years) and Tyrone, New Mexico, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 19, 2020.

She was born in Seattle, Washington as an only child to Warren and Viola Keith who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son Dennis Hoak.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Star Tierra (her husband David), her son Richard Hoak, and her daughter Cary Christoff (her husband Brad). She is also survived by grandchildren Tessa (David), Terry (Nicole), Megan,


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Obituary: Dennis Alyn Hoak May 20, 2020

DENNIS ALYN HOAK May 20, 2020

Dennis Alyn Hoak, 66, of Anchorage, Alaska, and formerly of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away on May 20, 2020.

He was born in Bremerton, Washington to Lester and Barbara Hoak who survived him in death. His mother, Barbara, later passed away on December 19, 2020.

Dennis is also survived by his sister Star Tierra (her husband David), his brother Richard Hoak, and his sister Cary Christoff (her husband Brad).  He is also survived by nieces Tessa (David), Megan, Brenda (Chris), and Molly, nephews Terry (Nicole) and Kiel, and 9 grand nieces and nephews. 

Dennis was active


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