Obituary: Jerry Power Conner March 20, 1927 – July 1, 2022

JERRY POWER CONNER March 20, 1927 – July 1, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jerry Power Conner announces his passing on July 1, 2022. Our beloved father was born in Sherman, Texas on March 20, 1927. He was the only son of Maude Power Conner and Vester Conner and spent his formative years both on the farm and in Houston. He served in the US Navy in the final years of World War II where he received training in Naval aircraft electronics. After discharge he returned to Houston to marry his sweetheart, Annie Lela Lee, on September 7, 1947, and to pursue his college education.

After obtaining his Read More

Obituary: Richard (Dick) Harvey Robertson June 3, 2022


Richard (Dick) Harvey Robertson died June 3, 2022, the day after his 98th birthday.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carol.

He is survived by his children Cindi Robertson, Michael Robertson and Mark Robertson, along with their spouses, four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dick graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon in 1943. After earning a bachelor’s degree in physics with specialization in crystallography from Oregon State University in 1947, Dick worked at the Oregon Bureau of Mines where he assisted in a Read More

Obituary: Corinne ‘Corky’ Cockburn 1926 – July 12, 2022

CORINNE ‘CORKY’ COCKBURN 1926 – July 12, 2022

Corinne “Corky” Cockburn, 96, died peacefully after a brief illness in Santa Fe, NM on July 12, 2022.

Corky was born to Harold and Opal Fort in Manson, Washington in 1926. She attended Washington State College where she met Curt Cockburn. After graduation in 1948 they married and moved to upstate New York where he worked for General Electric. In 1960 he was transferred to Arizona. They loved the desert and lived in Cave Creek and Carefree for the next half century.

Corky was a community organizer all of her life. She established the Cave Creek kindergarten Read More

Obituary: Marilyn Louise Zeigner July 9, 1927 – Aug. 3, 2022

MARILYN LOUISE ZEIGNER July 9, 1927 – Aug. 3, 2022

Our beloved Mother, Marilyn Louise Zeigner, passed away on August 3, 2022, in the presence of her family in Green Valley, Arizona.

She was born on July 9, 1927, in Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas to James Wayne Jones and Zoe Boyd Jones. 

Marilyn is survived by her four children, Nancy Wolff (Howard Thorhaug) of St. Maries, Idaho; Mary Pike (Tom Pike) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Judy Trujillo of Green Valley, Arizona; and Steven Wolff (Teresa Wright) of Durango, Colorado; step daughter Christina Thompson (Lyman Thompson) of Greenfield, Indiana; special Read More

Obituary: Carl Wilson Oct. 28, 1954 – Aug. 10, 2022

CARL WILSON Oct. 28, 1954 – Aug. 10, 2022

Carl Wilson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his home in Gering, Nebraska on August 10, 2022.

Carl was born on October 28, 1954 in Los Alamos New Mexico, the youngest of 3 boys, to Donald and Rowena Wilson.

Carl was an active member of boy scouts his entire childhood earning his God and Country Award in High School. He enjoyed riding his bike, playing sports in the yard with neighborhood kids, and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. Destructing, fixing, and building was his lifelong hobby.

Carl had a love for music, playing the drums in Read More

Obituary: James (Jim) L. Volz May 20, 1926 – Aug. 7, 2022

JAMES (JIM) L. VOLZ May 20, 1926 – Aug. 7, 2022

Jim passed away peacefully on August 7, 2022, at the age of 96 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was born May 20, 1926 to Leonadis and Arlene (Peele) Volz in Dayton, Ohio.
Jim graduated from Parker Vocational High School, in Dayton, Ohio, in 1944. Shortly after graduation, he was hired by the National Cash Register Company, where in 1952, he became a journeyman tool designer. 
Jim married the love of his life, Beatrice Louise VanOrder on Feb. 26, 1952, in Dayton. Their first home in Dayton was designed and built by Jim.
While in Dayton, Jim became a member of
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Obituary: David Lawrence Paul April 14, 1939 – Aug. 4, 2022

DAVID LAWRENCE PAUL April 14, 1939 – Aug. 4, 2022

David Lawrence Paul passed away in the Sombrillo Assisted Living Center Aug. 4, 2022. 

He was born April 14, 1939, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Col. Franklin Kendall Paul (U.S. Air Force) and Mrs. Alice Hill Paul.

He is survived by his older brother Charles Kendall Paul in Boerne, Texas. His younger brother Richard Alan Paul passed away in 2018 in a veteran’s home in Yountville, California.

David and the family lived on a base near Middletown, Pennsylvania, while their dad was at war. Upon his return, the family moved and lived in several bases Read More

Obituary: Linda Lee Kolb Feb. 19, 1952 – July 31, 2022

LINDA LEE KOLB Feb. 19, 1952 – July 31, 2022

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Linda Lee Kolb, 70 of Glendale, Arizona on July 31, 2022.

Linda was born February 19, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois where she resided until 1982 when she moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Linda married Mike Kolb on January 13, 1971, and had two children, Brian and Michelle. She worked for the Los Alamos School District in various roles but made the most profound impact on elementary students as a reading teacher. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she found joy in increasing students reading confidence, and Read More

Obituary: Paul E. Parker Jan. 20,1932 – Sept. 11, 2020 & Mary Jo Parker March 20, 1935 – June 14, 2022

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

MARY JO PARKER March 20, 1935 – June 14, 2022

The Parker family would like to invite friends and family to join in celebrating the lives of Paul and Mary Parker.

This celebration will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

“Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.”

These words easily describe the lives of Paul and Mary Parker. With a foundation built from strong faith and love, together, Paul and Mary built a lifelong love, friendship, and example of what honor and commitment looks like. Throughout their life together they Read More

Obituary: Warren E. Quinn July 17, 1926 – May 14, 2022

WARREN E. QUINN July 17, 1926 – May 14, 2022

Warren Quinn passed away peacefully on May 14, 2022, at age 95. 

A memorial service was held on June 4, 2022, at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington, where he lived. Warren’s ashes were buried at the Doss Cemetery in Mossyrock, Washington on July 23, 2022.

Warren was born to George and Rosa Quinn on July 17, 1926, in Chehalis, Washington. He grew up in the Mossyrock area near Chehalis and attended Mossyrock Public School.

He served two years in the U. S. Army near the end of World War II, mostly on Leyte Island in the Philippians, 1945-1947, attaining the Read More

Obituary: Michael Kilgore May 25, 1949 – July 31, 2022

MICHAEL KILGORE May 25, 1949 – July 31, 2022

Mike Kilgore was born May 25, 1949, in Los Alamos, NM, the son of Louis and Elma “Faye” Kilgore.

He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Speech and Theatre. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s in communication.

Mike taught Speech and Drama at Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Fredonia, Towanda (Circle High) and Salina, KS.

He managed the Bridge Kastle in Wichita for 25 years, retiring in 2019.

Mike had loving friends throughout his career including Ted Yost (deceased); Dominick (Nicole) Yost, Fort Collins, CO; Read More

Obituary: Lewis Edgar Agnew Jr. June 20th, 1926 – July 28, 2022

LEWIS EDGAR AGNEW JR. June 20th, 1926 – July 28, 2022

Lewis Edgar Agnew Jr., age 96, passed away on July 28, 2022, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret, four children and their spouses: Connie and Bill Noel of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Barbara and Niels Jacobsen of Atlanta, Georgia, Jane and Carl Bigler of Pagosa Springs and Flagstaff, Arizona and Jim and Lisa Agnew, of Tijeras, New Mexico. Lew is also survived by a most remarkable group of 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Lew was born June 20, 1926, in Kirkwood, Missouri to Lewis Edgar Agnew Senior Read More

Obituary: Theresa ‘Pat’ Day Oct. 5, 1922 – July 22, 2022

THERESA ‘PAT’ DAY Oct. 5, 1922 – July 22, 2022

Theresa “Pat” Day went to be with Jesus on July 22, 2022, at the age of 99.

Pat was born on October 5, 1922, in Eason, Oklahoma where she lived with her brother and several half-siblings. Growing up she helped with the farm and studied hard in school. After graduating high school, Pat supported the war efforts by training and becoming certified as a riveter for war planes. Combined with her natural red hair, one could say that she was an original “Rosie the Riveter”.

Pat met Felix “Mose” Day and they married in 1943. In the same year that the couple welcomed their Read More

Obituary: Frances Kendall April 10, 1939 – July 9, 2022

FRANCES CAROL KENDALL April 10, 1939 – July 9, 2022

Frances Carol Kendall passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and was soon to become a first-time great-grandmother.

She and her husband of 63 years, Donald, raised and educated their 5 children in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2007 they moved to Los Alamos, NM to be near their oldest child, Gregory and their daughter-in-law Karen.

Frances was born the second of three daughters to Lillian and Frank Long in St. Louis, MO, and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her Read More

Obituary: Ernest Atherton Bryant: Oct. 13, 1931-July 27, 2022

ERNEST ATHERTON BRYANT Oct. 13, 1931 – July 27, 2022

Ernest Bryant was born Oct. 13, 1931 in Brewster, Massachusetts. He was very proud that his 13th birthday fell on Friday the 13th. His family moved to a farm in Maine where he and his siblings rose early every day to feed 600 chickens and gather the eggs.

He then attended the University of New Mexico where he met and married Bobbie M. Richards. After finishing graduate work, focused on nuclear chemistry, at Washington University in St. Louis he was hired by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Besides working at nuclear test sites, Ernest Read More

Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Putnam Huebner Nov. 26, 1924 – July 23, 2022

ELIZABETH “BETTY” PUTNAM HUEBNER Nov. 26, 1924 – July 23, 2022

Elizabeth “Betty” Putnam Huebner, nee Valonia Elizabeth Putnam born Nov. 26, 1924 passed away peacefully Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the age of 97. 

Betty completed her undergraduate degree at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in nursing from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where she met her husband of 63 years, Walter F. Huebner. 

Betty spent her professional career as a nurse in Los Alamos. She worked at Los Alamos Medical Center for several decades and Read More

Obituary: Virginia I. Nelson April 23, 1927 – July 10, 2022

VIRGINIA I. NELSON April 23, 1927 – July 10, 2022

Our Mother, Virginia I. Nelson, passed away in her home on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the age of 95.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 23, 1927, to Harry and Eleanor Eckert. She married Gilbert B Nelson on October 8, 1952, and his jobs took her to Elizabeth, NJ; Oak Ridge, TN; Los Alamos NM; Walnut Creek, CA; Rockville, MD; Denver, CO; and finally to retirement in Albuquerque, NM where all of her children live.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Henry Eckert and son Thomas W. Nelson. She is survived by her children Gilbert Read More

Obituary: Jan Kirk Studebaker 1945-2022


Life-long adventurer Jan Studebaker passed away in Los Alamos on June 24, 6 days short of this 77th birthday.

He was born June 30, 1945, in Borger, Texas, then spent much of his youth in the Akron area. His family were members of the Studebakers of automotive fame. He once wrote “Looking back, growing up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was about as good as it gets for me.”

He came to Los Alamos and the Laboratory in 1965, after graduating as valedictorian from the Ohio Technical Institute with an associate degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent much of his life adventuring Read More

Obituary: L. DeWight Bazzell Aug. 3, 1933 – July 1, 2022

L. DeWight Bazzell Aug. 3, 1933 – July 1, 2022

It is with a heavy heart and a tremendous sorrow for me and family to share the passing of my most beloved husband, my best friend, the love of my life, and partner.

Leaving behind his wife of 43 years, Angie Charlton, his son Kevin (wife Julie), his granddaughter, Samantha Bazzell, stepdaughter Ginger Eisen, stepson David Charlton (wife Jennifer), stepdaughters Crystal Charlton Gehrmann and Angelina Charlton. Brother Rick Bazzell (wife Vonita), numerous other step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Your spirit fled in the night unto a new Read More

Obituary: Ann Louise Hatch Beyer July 14, 1929 – July 9, 2022

ANN LOUISE HATCH BEYER July 14, 1929 – July 9, 2022

When Ann Louise Hatch Beyer passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, she would have said that she had completed her life. Ann had good relations with all her family – husband of 52 years, two children, father, mother, 1 brother, 1 brother-in-law, three daughters-in-law (two of their husbands), two grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law and both of his wives, three nephews and their spouses, 16 first cousins, five aunts, six uncles, two grandparents and two foster grandparents. Whew.

Then there were all her colleagues, many close friends, during her over Read More

Obituary: Sarah ‘Sally’ Jane Moore Sept. 20, 1966 – June 27, 2022

SARAH “SALLY” JANE MOORE Sept. 20, 1966 – June 27, 2022

Monday, June 27, Sarah “Sally” Jane Moore, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56.

She lived in Los Alamos, in a home she shared with her beloved dogs; Dexter and Ruby. 

Sally was a free spirit. She had a love of laughter, the outdoors, and her friends. Many of her best times were spent cruising in the mountains with the love of her life Donny, camping with her friends and family, enjoying a cold drink at the bar with her pals, or caring for a furry animal with her son, Caleb. Sally fostered many puppies and kittens with her son while he was growing up Read More

Obituary: Nancy Barnes Dec. 27, 1952 – April 15, 2022

NANCY BARNES Dec. 27, 1952 – April 15, 2022

Nancy Barnes, 69, passed away on April 15, 2022, in Los Alamos, NM.

Nancy was born on December 27, 1952, in Webster City, IA to her parents Joe and Fran Segar. When Nancy was six years old, her family moved to Los Alamos, NM where she spent the majority of her life.

While growing up, Nancy was often found on the golf course with her father, mother and older brother Larry. In 1971, Nancy graduated from Los Alamos High School and became a dental assistant after attending Northern New Mexico Community College.

Nancy found a great deal of joy in animals, in particular Read More

Obituary: Yosina Archuleta July 11, 2022


Yosina Archuleta, a lifelong resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully July 11, at the age of 99 after a brief illness. 

She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a happy-go-lucky lady with a very optimistic outlook on life. She loved gardening, dancing, visiting with her grand-kids, and was a wonderful caregiver for her son James.

Yosina was proceeded in death by her loving husband Juan Archuleta, her son Jerry Archuleta, and her daughter Lori Fisher. She is survived by her son James Archuleta of Albuquerque, her son John Archuleta (Debra) of White Rock, Read More

Obituary: J. Arthur Freed June 21, 2022

J. ARTHUR FREED June 21, 2022

J. Arthur Freed, 92, died on June 21, 2022 in Los Alamos, NM. He was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, helping to provide library service for the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1958 until his retirement in 1991. He was the Head Librarian/Group Leader of the Library Services Group (IS-4) during 1970-1990.

He was born in Los Angeles to the late James E. and Rose Freed. The family then also included his late, older brother, David. He and his family moved to San Francisco in 1932. Arthur always considered San Francisco his home town.

He attended the University of California, Read More

Obituary: Andrew Hime March 22, 1964 – June 23, 2022

ANDREW HIME March 22, 1964 – June 23, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andrew Hime, 58, in California June 23, 2022.

Andrew is the beloved son of Anne and David Hime and much-loved brother of Stephen (Amy) and Louise (Gary) and sons Adam (Haley) and Aaron. Andrew is uncle to Sarah (Yash), Justin (Mackenna), Angela and Steven (Nicki). He also leaves behind relatives in England and many friends around the globe in the places that he lived, worked and traveled.

Andrew was born in England March 22, 1964 and emigrated to Canada at age 3 with his family. He spent his formative years Read More

Obituary: Orcina Mota Torrez Oct. 20, 1935 – June 30, 2022

ORCINA MOTA TORREZ Oct. 20, 1935 – June 30, 2022

Orcina Mota Torrez was born on October 20, 1935 in Ajo, Arizona.

She passed away after an extended hospital stay on June 30, 2022. She was 86 years old.

Orcina is survived by her daughter, Nicole Torrez (boyfriend Justin Peruzzi); son Wayne Torrez and grandson Jacob Torrez. She is also survived by her brothers and sister; Edumundo “Mickey” Mota, Horacio Mota (Hortencia Mota) and Roberta Moore (Donald Moore). Orcina had many nieces, nephews, and godchildren who were very special to her.

Orcina was a loving and caring Mother who was involved in all aspects Read More

Obituary: John Guenette Dec. 3, 1929 – July 4, 2022

JOHN JOSEPH GUENETTE Dec. 3, 1929 – July 4, 2022

John Joseph Guenette was born in Medford, MA, Dec. 3, 1929, and died in Los Alamos, NM, July 4, 2022, at the age of 92.

He was a gentle and loving man with great integrity, and will be missed by all.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Toth) Guenette; his parents, Clarence Edward and Emily Gladys (Pickard) Guenette; his infant son, John Peter; and his siblings, Doris Roberts, Louise Marshall, Alfred Guenette, and Eugenie Marie Guenette.

The first forty-one years of John’s life were spent in the Boston area where he established Read More

Obituary: Dorothy Marie Baty Feb. 15, 1933 − July 3, 2022

DOROTHY MARIE BATY Feb. 15, 1933 − July 3, 2022

Dorothy Marie Baty (aged 89) of Salt Lake City, Utah died peacefully on July 3, 2022, after a long illness.

She was born in Cameron, Texas on February 15, 1933, to Thomas Watson Batey and Annie Floyd Day. She graduated from Yoe High School of Cameron and later received her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in Elementary Education.

She married Roy Samuel Baty, Jr. on July 30th, 1955, at the University Methodist Church in Austin, and celebrated 66 years of marriage with him. In her early adult life, Dorothy was an elementary school teacher before Read More

Obituary: Thomas Jack Shankland Sept. 16, 1935 – June 26, 2022

THOMAS JACK SHANKLAND Sept. 16, 1935 – June 26, 2022

Thomas Jack Shankland died of heart failure in his sleep on Sunday, June 26, 2022, aged 86, on the flight back to the United States after a two-week vacation in France with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his sister, Ann Shankland; his daughter and son-in-law, Susanna and Brad Marshland; his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Shankland and Rachel Konrad; his grandsons Alexander Marshland, Kai Marshland, Levi Konrad-Shankland, and Adam Konrad-Shankland; and his cousins Cindy Mohn-Lehmann and Peter Mohn.

He was born in 1935

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Obituary: Donald Francis Kendall Oct. 4, 2020


Donald Francis Kendall passed away peacefully in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Oct. 4, 2020, shy of his 86th birthday. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He and his wife of 63 years, Frances, raised 5 children in the SF Bay Area, first in Oakland, then in Concord, CA.

In 2007 they moved away from their home of many decades in the Bay Area to Los Alamos, NM to retire and be near their son and oldest child, Gregory.

Donald was born the oldest child, and only son, to Ellen and Donald Kendall Sr. in Ross, CA in Marin County, CA near Sausalito, but grew up traveling Read More

Obituary: Marjorie Flo Butler June 19, 2022


Marjorie Flo Butler, 91, of Fort Collins, Colorado, died June 19, 2022.

She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from high school in Tulsa, earning a Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Education in Oklahoma, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver.

She married Harold S. Butler in 1954 in Tulsa, and they celebrated 56 years of marriage before his death in 2010.

Flo and Hal lived in Palo Alto, California, while he was a graduate student at Stanford University and where their daughter, Nanette, was born. Then the Read More

Death Notice: Sam Kendricks July 6, 2022

Sam Kendricks July 6, 2022

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ~Khalil Gibran

It breaks my heart to have to share this news. This morning, July 6, 2022, my husband, Sam Kendricks, departed this realm of existence for the next. He did not wish to leave us so soon, but his body grew weary.

Sam was lighthearted and fun unless the situation required seriousness. He specifically asked that he not have a traditional funeral.

While I don’t have any plans for a service yet, I will be organizing a celebration Read More

Obituary: Marie Louise Filip Sept. 17, 1923 – June 11, 2022

MARY LOUISE FILIP Sept. 17, 1923 – June 11, 2022

It is with sad hearts that we share the passing of Marie Louise Filip. Marie died Saturday, June 11, 2022, at GrandView Care Lodge in Grand Junction, CO; she was 98 years old.

She is survived by her sons Jan Janecka and Fred Filip, daughter Marie [Filip] Bledsoe, son-in-law Scott Bledsoe, grand-son Skyler Bledsoe, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, plus extended family, and friends. All of whom she loved.

What do you say about a life well lived where each moment was important, and every relationship was precious?

Marie was born Read More

Obituary: Robert McCormick July 5, 1935 – June 23, 2022

ROBERT MCCORMICK July 5, 1935 – June 23, 2022

Robert McCormick, born on July 5, 1935, died peacefully at home on June 23, 2022.

He was the son of Joe and Louise McCormick and grew up in the mining town of Santa Rita, NM, before joining the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.

He then graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1961 with a degree in mechanical engineering and moved to Los Alamos to work at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory until his retirement in 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Freda; his son, Patrick (JoAnn Lysne); his sister, Mary Jo Tillman; and extended Read More

Obituary: Stella Chávez Usner: Nov. 25, 1922 – June 24, 2022

STELLA CHÁVEZ USNER Nov. 25, 1922 – June 24, 2022

Stella Chávez Usner passed away on June 24, 2022. She was born Maria Estela Chávez on November 25, 1922, to Abedón Chávez and Benigna Ortega in Durango, Colorado.

In 1928, “Stella” moved with her parents and new little brother, Leo, to Chimayó, where her parents were originally from. She entered the John Hyson mission school, where she was one of the few second-graders fluent and literate in both Spanish and English. Ever precocious, Stella left Chimayó when she was only 12—soon after her second brother, Robert, was born—to attend the Allison James Read More

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