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Obituary: William (Bill) Lloyd Spurgeon Nov. 19, 1957 – Oct. 30, 2019

on November 4, 2019 - 6:58am

WILLIAM LLOYD SPURGEON Nov. 19, 1957 – Oct. 30, 2019

William (Bill) Lloyd Spurgeon age, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

He was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and moved to Albuquerque at the age of 3. He attended Bel Air Elementary School, McKinley Jr. High School, and Del Norte High School in Albuquerque.

He and his family moved to Los Alamos where he attended Los Alamos High School for his senior year.

Bill proudly served in the Navy from 1975 to 1980 where he began his journey as an electrical technician and engineer.

After the Navy,

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Obituary: Margaret Kook-Sun Chan Dec. 24, 1946 – Oct. 24, 2019

on October 30, 2019 - 4:04pm

MARGARET KOOK-SUN CHAN Dec. 24, 1946 – Oct. 24, 2019

Margaret Kook-Sun Chan, 72, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, formerly of Los Alamos, NM, died peacefully on Thursday, October 24th at City of Hope Hospital in Southern California after a long but courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1946, she moved to Hong Kong and graduated from the Chinese University of HK. She then immigrated to the United States and received a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. There she met her loving husband and started a family.

In her 40’s, she returned to school and obtained

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Obituary: Tina Marie Shalek Oct. 18, 2019

on October 29, 2019 - 5:12pm

TINA MARIE SHALEK Oct. 18, 2019

Tina Marie Shalek, 59 of Los Alamos passed away on October 18, 2019.

She was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to Rosemarie and Peter Shalek. Tina graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1981. She moved into the Peach Street Group Home in 1984, a place that became a second home and family throughout her life.

Tina was involved in her community through the Special Olympics, the local ARC, the local animal shelter, Las Cumbres Community Services and the United Church of Los Alamos. She loved to ride the trolley and go out to eat.

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Obituary: Rosemarie Castelli Shalek Aug. 31, 2019

on October 29, 2019 - 5:12pm

ROSEMARIE CASTELLI SHALEK Aug. 31, 2019

Rosemarie Castelli Shalek, 92 of Los Alamos passed away on August 31, 2019.

She was born in Mark, Illinois to Virgil and Enis Castelli, immigrants from Italy. Rosie graduated from Illinois State University with a master’s in counseling and received a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She worked as a guidance counselor in Lyons Township, Illinois and taught Business Education for many years and then Home Economics at Cumbres Jr. High School when they moved to Los Alamos.

Rosie was married to Peter Dean Shalek in 1957 and they were devoted to each other

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Obituary: Darryl B. Smith Oct. 25, 2019

on October 29, 2019 - 4:12pm

DARRYL B. SMITH Oct. 25, 2019

Darryl B. Smith, 83, a resident of Los Alamos since 1958, died Friday, October 25, 2019, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Brian and wife Sarah, of Portland, Oregon; a daughter Allyson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a sister, Catherine Scheel and husband Len, of White Rock, New Mexico.

Smith was born in Ryan, Iowa, and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and worked as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 37 years.

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