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Obituary: Cappy Love Hanson Gordon May 12, 1946 – Feb. 8, 2019

on March 27, 2019 - 5:42pm

CAPPY LOVE HANSON GORDON May 12, 1946 – Feb. 8, 2019

Cappy was born in California on May 12, 1946 and passed away in Douglas, Arizona on February 8, 2019.

She is survived by her husband and dearest love, Dennis Gordon.

She came to New Mexico in 1988 and lived primarily in Los Alamos until she and Dennis moved to southern Arizona in 2004. She loved the Sangres and the Jemez, and hiking and snowboarding. She loved birds and animals and filled her life with them. She was an avid birder.

Above all, she loved the music and magic of words; she was an award winning, published poet and author.

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Obituary: Edward Rauchfuss Jan. 28, 1930 – March 23, 2019

on March 26, 2019 - 5:02pm

EDWARD RAUCHFUSS Jan. 28, 1930 – March 23, 2019

Ed was born to Marvel and Eugene Rauchfuss.

He graduated from Powell High School and was active on sports. During his youth he was a partner in his father’s bee business. He spent four years in the Air Force, stationed in Denver, Colorado where he met his wife Vera. The union brought forth three children.

Ed graduated from the University of Wyoming where he earned a BA in in teaching. He taught 4th grade in the Powell School System. He went on to graduate from the North Carolina College in 1967 with a MA in Audio Visual.

He was hired by Los

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Obituary: Betty Ann Lindsey Perkins March 15, 2019

on March 23, 2019 - 8:03am
BETTY ANN LINDSEY PERKINS March 15, 2019
 
Betty Ann Lindsey Perkins, age 86, of Los Alamos, NM passed away peacefully March 15, 2019 after fighting myelodysplastic syndrome for multiple years.
 
Betty was born and lived in Amarillo, Texas, but spent much of her childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
She enjoyed her summers in the Jemez and in the Pecos riding horses, attending Girl Scout Camp, enjoying Santa Fe, and appreciating the cool mountain temperatures. Her father served as an accountant for the Los Alamos Ranch School and her grandfather served as the Governor of New Mexico.
 
Betty met
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Obituary: George Frank Erickson May 10, 1929 – March 5, 2019

on March 22, 2019 - 7:40am

GEORGE F. ERICKSON May 10, 1929 – March 5, 2019

George Frank Erickson died peacefully in Los Alamos on March 5, 2019 with family by his side. 

George was born in Oak Park, IL on May 10, 1929. He had a colorful childhood on the streets of Chicago exploring the wonders of energetic chemical reactions and high power electrical devices that sparked the technical passions that he carried with him through the rest of his life.

He spent time in Buffalo, NY while taking classes at the State University of New York and later joined the Naval Reserve as an electronics technician.

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Obituary: Margaret Montagno Clay Aug. 13, 1939 – March 18, 2019

on March 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

MARGARET MONTAGNO CLAY Aug. 13, 1939 – March 18, 2019

Margaret Montagno Clay passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Los Alamos at the age of 79.

Margaret was born August 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, to Della Quarto and Antonio Montagno and lived in New York until the age of 8, when her family moved to Columbus, Ohio.

Margaret hated to be the center of attention and rarely talked about her accomplishments, but she had many. Margaret graduated from St.

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