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Los Alamos Legion Rider Ch. 19 Provides Honor Guard for Harold Opperman

on July 23, 2013 - 9:11am
Honor Guard escort on Diamond Drive Monday. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Rifle salute in honor of
Harold Opperman. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report

Los Alamos native Harold Opperman, "Pastor Hal," 68, passed away June 23, 2013.

A loving husband, father and grandfather of Las Vegas, Nev., Pastor Hal was born March 3, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Opal Opperman. He is survived by his brothers, Paul Opperman of Albuquerque and Gayle Opperman of Henderson.

Pastor Hal married his high school sweetheart, Linda Rodriguez

OBITUARY: Natalie McCall Stanhope May 12, 1925–July 12, 2013

on July 18, 2013 - 8:50am

NATALIE MCCALL STANHOPE May 12, 1925July 12, 2013

Natalie McCall Stanhope passed away peacefully July 12, 2013, after a long illness, she was 88. 

She was born in Woodston, Kansas; to Henry and Emma McCall, on May 12, 1925. She met John Stanhope in 1939, they were married on December 24, 1942 in Bremerton, WA, during World War II–Pearl Harbor. They just celebrated their 70th anniversary. They celebrated their honeymoon at Niagara Falls, NY.


OBITUARY: Gerald Eugene Kottmann July 29, 1965–July 11, 2013

on July 14, 2013 - 10:03am

GERALD EUGENE KOTTMANN July 29, 1965 – July 11, 2013

Gerald Eugene Kottmann passed away suddenly July 11, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M., at the age of 47.

Gerald was born in Los Alamos, N.M. on July 29, 1965.  He is survived by his mother Diana  Kottmann, his father John Kottmann, both of Los Alamos, and sisters Carole Zanone (Jon) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lisa McPeek-Brannen (Scott) of Farmington, N.M. 

He is also survived by niece Jessica Cordova, nephews Zachary and Austin Zanone, and Kevin McPeek III.


OBITUARY: June R. Jurney June 26, 1928–April 25, 2013

on July 11, 2013 - 8:14am

JUNE R. JURNEY June 26, 1928–April 25, 2013

June R. Jurney, born Virginia June Ramsdell, died peacefully at home April 25 at the age of 84.

June was raised in Mendota, WI, the youngest child of Martha and Harrison Ramsdell. She outlived her parents, her husband, and all her siblings: Leland, Dorothy, Eleanor, and Irene.

Like her sisters, June became a nurse. In July 1950 she and her sister Irene sailed to Europe to work at the American Hospital of Paris. At the hospital, she befriended the writer Richard Wright, who was a patient.


OBITUARY: Mark David Carrara April 15, 1974–July 4, 2013

on July 8, 2013 - 3:09pm

MARK DAVID CARRARA April 15, 1974July 4, 2013

Mark David Carrara, 39, of Los Alamos, passed away suddenly July 4, 2013. He was a loving husband  to his high school sweetheart, Michelle Barcheck Carrara and devoted father to Hannah, 13, Kristen, 11, and Katie, 6.

Mark was born, April 15, 1974, in Roswell, N.M., the youngest of four children.

Mark graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1993 and went on to attend the University of New Mexico with a BS in Physics, Virginia Tech with a MS in Engineering Mechanics and State University of Buffalo where he received a PhD in Aerospace Engineering.



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