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OBITUARY: John 'Jack' Kephart April 12, 1927 – March 31, 2013

on April 5, 2013 - 7:11am

JOHN KEPHART April 12, 1927 – March 31, 2013

John “Jack” Kephart, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away at home Sunday, March 31, 2013, 85 years, 11 months and 19 days after his birth in Evanston, IL, and 60 years, 7 months and 19 days after his arrival in Los Alamos.

He grew up in Berrien Springs, Mich., and his love of math and science led him to study physics at the University of Michigan, where he completed a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in Physics.

After a brief stint of employment with Boeing in Seattle, he moved to Los Alamos in 1952 where he worked at

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OBITUARY: Horris M. Crane Sept. 1937 – March 20, 2013

on March 23, 2013 - 8:52am
HORRIS M. CRANE  Sept. 1937 – March 20, 2013
 
Horris M. Crane passed away at home March 20, 2013, as a result of myelodysplastic syndrome and severe pressure sores.
 
Horris was well-loved by family and friends, a finish cabinetmaker, a talented artist and a hero to many.
 
He was born in September 1937, at the home of his parents Henry Doil and Gladys Crane, near Lamesa, Texas. Five minutes later, his twin brother arrived, to his parents' surprise.
 
The family moved to California early in WW II, and then back to a farm near San Angelo, Texas afterward. In 1946 they moved to Hobbs, New Mexico.
 
The
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OBITUARY: Arthur Nelson Cox October 12, 1927 - March 12, 2013

on March 19, 2013 - 6:58am

ARTHUR NELSON COX

Arthur Nelson Cox, noted astrophysicist, author and editor, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. He was 85.

A public memorial service for Arthur will be held at the United Church of Los Alamos at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8.

Arthur was born October 12, 1927 in Van Nuys, Calif., to Arthur H. Cox and Sarah Nelson Cox. He was the third of their four children.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Donald, his older sisters, Marjorie-Jane and Priscilla, Joan

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OBITUARY: Marion Louise Hay October 13, 1929 - February 15, 2013

on March 19, 2013 - 6:57am

MARION LOUISE HAY Oct. 13, 1929-Feb. 15, 2013

Marion Louise Hay passed away Feb. 15, 2013, with family and friends by her side after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Syracuse, New York Oct. 13, 1929. 

After many years in Texas she moved to Los Alamos in 1985.

Marion was a member of the United Church of Los Alamos for almost 28 years and was very involved with their Thrift Shop, which raises money for missions supported by the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emerson A. and Emily Grainger Hay, and her older brothers Emerson J. Hay and  John Albert Hay.

Marion is

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OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Graves July 13, 1931 - March 16, 2013

on March 18, 2013 - 6:57am

PATRICIA ANN GRAVES March 16, 2013 

Patricia Ann Graves (Roe) Pat, Grandma, Great Grandma passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones March 16, 2013 at the age of 81.

Pat was born at the family home in Abiline, Texas to Ruby Jo and William S. Roe on July 13, 1931.

Pat grew up visting her grandparents farm each summer with her many cousins.

She graduated from Abiline High School in 1948 and began her higher education that summer at Hardin Simmons University.

In the fall she attended School of Mines (UTEP) at El Paso.

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