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Obituary: Dortha ‘June’ Pirtle June 27, 1929 – Jan. 14, 2018

on January 16, 2018 - 3:02pm

DORTHA “JUNE” PIRTLE June 27, 1929 – Jan. 14, 2018

June Pirtle, long time Los Alamos resident, left this earth to begin a new journey on January 14, 2018.

June and her husband, John moved to Los Alamos from East Texas in 1954. She was a grocery store checker for a short time prior to getting hired at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Data Administrator. She worked for the Lab until her retirement in the early 90’s.

June was a kind, soft-spoken soul who loved the Lord, her family and friends, and her church. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years.


Obituary: Edward C. Carpenter Jan. 9, 2018

on January 16, 2018 - 1:10pm


Edward C. Carpenter passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita, and his daughter, Brenda Lane of Norfolk, Va. He is also survived by his granddaughter Sarah Frost and her husband, and two great-granddaughters of Eagle River, Alaska.

Following his wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice.


Obituary: Patricia Mary Pappas May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

on January 15, 2018 - 6:19pm

PATRICIA MARY PAPPAS May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Mary Pappas (nee Doyle) of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 86 after battling dementia for several years. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Pappas; her son, Glen Pappas; her brother, John Doyle; and grandson, Brandon Pappas. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pappas; her parents, Patrick and Mary Doyle; her sisters, Pegge and Kathy Doyle; and her grandson, Ryan Pappas.

Patricia was born to parents Patrick and Mary Doyle on May 17, 1931 in New York, NY.


Obituary: Antoinette (Toni) Grooss Aug. 3, 1926 – Jan. 10, 2018

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

ANTOINETTE (TONI) GROOSS Aug. 3, 1926 Jan. 10, 2018

Antoinette (Toni) Grooss died January 10, 2018 at age 91 in Los Alamos.

Toni was born August 3,1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Frank A. Grooss and Frances Breyer Grooss. Toni graduated from Immaculata High School in Chicago and earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Following graduation from Northwestern, Toni taught elementary school in the Chicago area.


Obituary: Milton Glenn Lockhart Jan. 4, 2018

on January 10, 2018 - 5:38pm


Milton Glenn Lockhart, a longtime resident of White Rock, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and Pete Lockhart; brother, James Walter.

Glenn worked for the Zia Company in Los Alamos as an accountant and later as a Systems Analyst. The New Mexico Health and Social Services as a controller and was hired by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (Later LANL) in 1976.

Through the years he worked in wage and salary, personnel, Administrative Processing and Budget.



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