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OBITUARY: Alice Kennedy Westervelt May 21, 2014

on May 23, 2014 - 11:07am


Alice Kennedy Westervelt, 89, a member of the Los Alamos community since 1955, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 as a result of a fall.

She was preceded by her husband of 51 years, Donald and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Mary and Mary's sons, Matthew and Mark; son, Donald, Jr., daughter, Kimberly and husband Lorin, Kim's son, Jason, and Jason's son, Austen; son, Geoffrey and his wife Charlene and their children, Daniel, Kate and Michael; and son, Robert and his wife Anya and by her cat, Pinstripe.

A memorial service will be held Saturday,


OBITUARY: Melvin L. Brooks May 12, 2014

on May 15, 2014 - 10:02am

MELVIN BROOKS May 12, 2014

Melvin L. Brooks, 96, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away on May 12, 2014 of natural causes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma C. Brooks. He is survived by his son James Brooks and Janet Patten of Alligator Point, Florida; daughter Marcia De Leon, son-in-law Roger DeLeon of Edgewood, New Mexico; daughter Marla Brooks and grandson James Brooks of Los Alamos.

Mel was a senior leader during the golden age of nuclear weapons science from the Manhattan project under Robert Oppenheimer and through the leadership of such giants as Norris Bradbury,


OBITUARY: Virginia A. (Ginny) Melvin-Wagner May 7, 1958–May 3, 2014

on May 5, 2014 - 9:49am

VIRGINIA A. (GINNY) MELVIN-WAGNER May 7, 1958–May 3, 2014

Virginia A. (Ginny) Melvin-Wagner, 55 of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was born May 7, 1958 in Cortez, Colo., to William and Nancy (Sugg) Melvin.

Ginny was a retired Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She served in Egypt, Korea, Iceland and Turkey. She was a 1976 graduate of Princeton High School and later graduated from IU. She was passionate about singing and playing piano and loved the opera. Virginia loved reading for the WNIN Regular Reading Club.


OBITUARY: Glenedith Plumley Jan. 8, 1928–April 27, 2014

on April 29, 2014 - 6:54am

GLENEDITH PLUMLEY Jan. 8, 1928–April 27, 2014

Glenedith Plumley passed away April 27, 2014 after a long illness. She was born to David and Erma Fluty Jan. 8, 1928 in Cassie, W.Va. She grew up in Fluty Lick, Ky. and married Bert Plumley of Beckley W.Va. Oct. 16, 1953.

They made their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1960. Through the years, they enjoyed many adventures traveling, camping, fishing and hunting. She had a special fondness for rocks, plants and birds and she could identify almost all of them by sight. She was a self taught seamstress and enjoyed sewing from scratch.


OBITUARY: Sandra Diane Larson July 19, 1956–April 16, 2014

on April 18, 2014 - 9:42am

SANDRA DIANE LARSON July 19, 1956–April 16, 2014

Sandra Diane Larson, age 57, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was born in Los Alamos on July 19, 1956, to Bob & Mary Larson. She was their only child, and lived with them most of her life. 

Her mom died when she was 27 years old, and Sandra and her dad continued to live together and take care of each other for the next 19 years. They lost their home and all their possessions in the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, and Bob died the following summer.

Sandra had a unique and special outlook upon life.



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