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Obituary: Betty Rose Scott Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

on July 14, 2019 - 3:04pm

BETTY ROSE SCOTT Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

Betty Rose Scott of Los Alamos passed away July 12, 2019.

In 1948 Betty and Virgil W. Scott met and married soon after in Alton, Illinois and shared 68 years together.

In 1959 Virgil heard about the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and moved the family there from Illinois. Virgil and Betty raised 4 kids and spent the next 57 years together in Los Alamos.

Betty was such a sweet and caring Mom and Grandmother. Betty never met a stranger; she was friends with everybody. She brought life and light everywhere she went.


Obituary: Jennifer Rachael Long July 6, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm


Jennifer Rachael Long, 32, a resident of Arroyo Seco/Espanola, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, E. Jane Shipman, paternal grandfather, Bob Long and paternal uncle, Dale Long.

Jennifer graduated from Pojoaque High School in 2005. After a few years of college at UNM, she decided to follow her mother’s profession and entered nursing school. She graduated in December of 2012. While she was in school, she worked at a local nursing home where she cared deeply for her patients.



Obituary: Michael Leonard Matuszak July 3, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:47pm


Michael Leonard Matuszak, 79, peacefully passed away on July 3, 2019, surrounded by family.

Michael was recently diagnosed w/ T-cell lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April and decided to fight it by embracing chemotherapy.

Michael was born in Hamtramck, Michigan and married his childhood sweetheart Rosemary in 1962. He was married 57 years. He obtained his PhD in chemistry (inorganic) from the University of Detroit and started his career working for Ford Motor Co in Detroit.

He moved his family to various parts of the US for different job


Obituary: Norma L. Jorgensen July 8, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 3:58pm


Norma L. Jorgensen, age 77, died unexpectedly on July 8, 2019, after a short, but fearlessly fought, battle against a vicious lymphoma cancer in her liver.

Born in Broken Bow, OK, she grew up on a small ranch in Dorris, CA. She lived most of her adult life in Los Alamos, NM, working in the National Laboratory and raising three children.

After retirement, she moved to Green Bay in 2000, with her husband, James Jorgensen. Both Being fun loving adventurers and travelers, they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary while enjoying a cruise around the world.


Obituary Mary M. Ranken Nov. 28, 1927 – July 4, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 3:03pm

MARY M. RANKEN Nov. 28, 1927 – July 4, 2019

After being stopped by police for speeding, F. Stanley Minshall and Tressa Garrett Minshall gladly received a police escort to the Hospital in Albany, Oregon, where their daughter, Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken was born on November 28, 1927.

Mary grew up in Oregon, graduating from University High School in Eugene in 1946 with a close-knit class of 73 who kept in touch over the years thanks to her best friend, Pat Brooks.

In August of 1946, she moved with her parents and younger brother, Fred, to Los Alamos, N.M.



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