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OBITUARY: Donald Dunning April 3, 1926–April 28, 2013

on May 1, 2013 - 8:24am

DONALD DUNNING April 3, 1926–April 28, 2013

Donald Dunning passed away Sunday April 28, 2013 at the age of 87.

Don was born in Brookfield, Illinois on April 3, 1926. He grew up in Brookfield during the Depression with his mother and brother Richard. Even though they had no money, he had nothing but fond memories of that time.

Don enlisted in the Army Air Force in January 1944 and served until October 1945.

Don’s first professional job was with Argonne National Laboratory in 1949. While at Argonne, he attended the Illinois Technical Institute and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in


OBITUARY: Dominic Lucido Feb. 18, 1993–April 24, 2013

on April 28, 2013 - 8:03am

Dominic Paul Lucido in the canyon, April 2013. Courtesy/Lucido Family

Dominic Paul Lucido February 18, 1993April 24, 2013

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dominic Paul Lucido, beloved son of Scott and Betsy Lucido.

Dominic was born February 18, 1993. The day he was born there was a rainbow across Pueblo Canyon. This was a sign of the beautiful, kind, and gentle soul he became.

Dominic left us on April 24, 2013, and his passing leaves a great hole in our universe.


OBITUARY: William Gaskill Aug. 29, 1942–Jan. 22, 2013

on April 24, 2013 - 7:41am

WILLIAM E. GASKILL Aug. 29, 1942 – Jan. 22, 2013

William E. Gaskill (Bill) passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the age of 70.

During his last days he was surrounded by his family and friends while in Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice in Albuquerque.

He is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginny); four daughters: Christine Gabaldon of California, Debra and husband Eric Larson of Jemez Spring, N.M., Laura Williams of Alaska and Lisa Shonrock of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren: Antonio, Amanda, Sarah, Rachel, Joshua, Megan, Remington and Carl; four brothers and their wives: Dick and


OBITUARY: Benjamin Roy Saunders Jr, 1928-March 24, 2013

on April 11, 2013 - 9:42am

Benjamin Roy Saunders Jr, March 24, 2013

Benjamin Roy Saunders Jr, 85, known to most as Roy, passed away on March 24, 2013 with his family at his side.

Roy had recently moved to Colorado, but lived the majority of his life in Los Alamos and White Rock, NM.

Roy was born in Roanoke, VA to Ethel and BR Saunders and attended Roanoke College where he obtained a degree in Physics.

After college, he joined the Air Force and was assigned to supporting the scientific testing of nuclear devices through high speed photography and other assignments.

That work lead Roy to Los Alamos, where he


OBITUARY: Scott Alan Irving Nov. 27, 1969-March 23, 2013

on April 11, 2013 - 7:22am

Scott Alan Irving Nov. 27, 1969-March 23, 2013

Scott Alan Irving (aka Dreddlokk Scott) was born Nov. 27, 1969, Thanksgiving Day, at Williams AFB in Mesa, Ariz.

Scott passed away March 23, 2013, due to complications from an asthma attack.

He was an exceptional athlete who played tennis and soccer in high school in Colorado Springs and was an avid skier.

Scott even played tennis with then-governor Gary Johnson.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1987 and from NMSU in Business Administration and Hotel Management in 1994.

Scott worked at the Hill Diner, the ski hill,



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