OBITUARY: Edna E. Marx

Edna E. Marx Aug. 9, 1920 May 8, 2012

On May 8, 2012, Edna E. Marx passed away at the age of 91 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Edna was born August 9, 1920 in Arena, Wisconsin, as the only child of Oran McIntosh and Charlotte Porter. She attended East Side High School and at 16 she met her future husband Joseph E. Marx. At 22, they married and that same year welcomed their first daughter, Charlotte Anne. Over the next four years they welcomed two more daughters, Mary Anne and Barbara Anne. In the fall of 1953, they moved the family from Madison, Wisconsin to Los Alamos, New Mexico following Edna’s mother to work at the Lab. Between 1955 and 1956, Edna became employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. In 1958 they welcomed their youngest daughter, Cheryl Anne. Edna continued to work at LANL until 1979 when she retired as a Health Physics Surveyor. She continued to live out her life in Los Alamos playing cards, gardening and grandmothering everyone she knew. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Marx and her parents Oran McIntosh and Charlotte L. Johnson. She is survived by: daughters Charlotte Anne Hicks (Jon), Mary Anne Hargenrator (Tom), Barbara Anne Richie, and Cheryl Anne Bingham (Barry); grandchildren Sean Hicks (Barbara), Shannon Pratt (Pinky), Mona Hargenrator, Carol Pollat (Tim), Richard Hargenrator, Shelly Lewis (Wes) and Elizabeth Bingham; 10 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren and numerous friends and family. Viewing will be at 6 p.m. Sunday May 13 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Monday May 14 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the McLaughlin Hall. Grave side services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. The family of Edna Marx has entrusted her care to Berardinelli Funeral Home.

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