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Obituary: Zenas 'Slim' Boone Aug. 27, 1918–Aug.13, 2013

on August 17, 2013 - 10:19am

ZENAS "SLIM" BOONE Aug. 27, 1918Aug.13, 2013

Zenas "Slim" Boone, 94, of Los Alamos died Aug. 13, 2013 at Los Alamos Medical Center. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Irene U. Boone, parents Hettie (Penland) and Andrew Boone, brothers Hudson and Charles, sisters Flora, Ruth and Dorothy and son Charles.  

Slim was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Yancy County, NC. His early years were spent working on farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He moved into Washington, D.C. and after working on bridge construction he was hired for the trolley system where is gained his experience with electronics.

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OBITUARY: Alfred Roybal, Jr. August 9, 2013

on August 12, 2013 - 7:25pm

ALFRED JOHN ROYBAL, Jr. August 9, 2013

Alfred John Roybal, Jr., 36, a resident of Arroyo Seco, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 9, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Martin and Maria Roybal; maternal grandparents, Jose Alberto and Martha Lopez; beloved niece he helped raise, Mercedes Roybal; brother-in-law, Adam Villarreal and uncles, Patricio, Benito and Martin Junior Roybal.

Alfred served as a police officer for the Los Alamos Police Department for 11 years and also served previously with Taos and Santa Fe Police Department.

His greatest loves were

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OBITUARY: Jerry Buchen Sept. 7, 1950-July 31, 2013

on August 9, 2013 - 6:39pm

JERRY BUCHEN Sept. 7, 1950 - July 31, 2013

Jerry Buchen died of cancer at home surrounded by his loving family, in the "Summertime."

Jerry was a man of unique integrity who had the conviction and strength to live his own way. Born and raised in Los Alamos, he spent his adult life in Santa Fe after graduating from St. John's College in 1972. He owned Santa Fe Glass & Mirror for 20 years, after which he worked as an independent contractor, designer and builder.

He is loved and survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynne Loucks Buchen: daughter Elizabeth Buchen (and husband Chris Lopez); daughter

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Obituary: George E. Stephens Jr.- July 31, 2013

on August 5, 2013 - 8:01am

GEORGE E. STEPHENS July 31, 2013

George E. Stephens Jr. died July 31, 2013 at 89 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50-plus years, Faith (Fridlington); sisters Dorothy, Fonda, Hazel, Maxine and Vera; and brother John.

He is survived by his children Janice and George; grandchildren Casey and Jessie, Jonathan, and Shanna; sisters Joanne (husband Clyde) Jones, and Betty (husband Bob) Smith; sisters-in-law Phyllis Stephens, Shirley Biddle, and Norma Ripkey; and brother-in-law Fred (wife Michelle) Fridlington.

Born in Marion County, Iowa, he served his country in both the

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Obituary: James M. Taub - July 2013

on August 4, 2013 - 8:20am

JAMES M. TAUB July 2013

Just short of his 95th birthday, our adored father left his cares behind and joined our mother, his most beloved wife, Sally. They were married for 65 years and can now pick up where they left off just a few years ago.

Dad was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BS from Case School of Applied Sciences and returned to Case for night school to earn his MS in Metallurgical Engineering. For two years he worked for Republic Steel Corp, then returned to Case to work in a research and development program. 

In 1944, he was asked to come to Los Alamos, NM for a

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