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OBITUARY: Darrell Patrick (Bosco) Hohner Aug. 17, 1932–Dec. 5, 2013

on December 7, 2013 - 10:28pm

DARRELL PATRICK (BOSCO) HOHNER Aug. 17, 1932–Dec. 5, 2013

Darrell Patrick (Bosco) Hohner passed away at home in Los Alamos, N.M. on December 5, 2013. He was eighty-one years of age. He was born to Fred W. Hohner and Myrtle Hohner (Keenan) of St. John, Kansas on August 17, 1932.

Bosco moved to Los Alamos with his parents and sister, Nancy, in 1946. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1950, was active in sports, and excelled in his favorite sport of baseball. He was employed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and spent nearly forty years employed with the Laboratory.


OBITUARY: Alice Brigham Waterman July 14, 1919–Dec. 4, 2013

on December 6, 2013 - 12:23pm

ALICE BRIGHAM WATERMAN July 14, 1919–Dec. 4, 2013

Alice Brigham Waterman, age 94, passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, December 4, with family by her side. She had just spent a joyous Thanksgiving holiday with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even a great-great granddaughter. She had struggled for eight months with declining health after breaking an ankle and being diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma.

Alice was born on July 14, 1919 in Niagara Falls, Canada. She was the oldest of two girls born to Royal Brigham and his wife Helen Knapp Brigham.


OBITUARY: Pearle Thomsen Feb. 12, 1920-Oct. 12, 2013

on December 6, 2013 - 7:42am

PEARLE LOIS THOMSEN Feb. 12, 1920-Oct. 12, 2013

Pearle Lois Thomsen died peacefully on October 12, 2013. She was born on February 12, 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression in Galesburg, Illinois.

She attended nursing school and worked as a nurse anesthetist. Her first husband, Johnny Maxwell, was killed in the South Pacific in World War II. She married John Thomsen in 1945 and lived in Seattle, Denver, Cleveland, and Peoria, Illinois; she lived much of her adult life in Des Moines, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Margaret Johnson; her husbands, Johnny


OBITUARY: Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918–Dec. 5, 2013

on December 5, 2013 - 8:26pm

NELSON MANDELA July 18, 1918–Dec. 5, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. He died today in Johannesburg, South Africa after months of fighting a lung infection.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He is survived by his wife Graça Machel and seven children.

President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Mandela, calling him "a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice."

"We will not likely see the


OBITUARY: Stirling Colgate Dec. 1, 2013

on December 4, 2013 - 6:11pm


Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Fellow and longtime Laboratory scientist Stirling Colgate of the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology Group died Sunday (Dec. 1) at his home in White Rock. A co-founder of the Santa Fe Institute, Colgate, 88, also was president of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro from 1965 to 1974 and a professor emeritus of physics at the school.

A gathering, "Remembering Stirling," open to colleagues and friends is scheduled for 5:45 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at Fuller Lodge.

"Los Alamos has lost a


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