Obituary: Jean Furnish Dec. 25, 1924 – Dec. 24, 2016

JEAN FURNISH Dec. 25, 1924 – Dec. 24, 2016

Jean Furnish, 91, was born on Christmas Day, 1924 and ended this earthly life on Christmas Eve, 2016.

She was born in Schenectady NY, and lived in Los Alamos from 1950-1954, and from 1959 to now. From 1954 through 1958 she worked at Stanford Research Institute in California where she met and married her husband Alfred.

In addition to her family, she devoted time and energy to the choir at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, choral music, and piano. Hiking, sailing, and skiing with her family were important, and she had a love for puzzles and mysteries.

She thoroughly enjoyed her work at the LANL Technical Library, where she served while Los Alamos was a closed town and for decades afterward.

Jean is survived by her husband of 61 years Alfred, her sons Mike (Linn) and Chris (Nancy); granddaughters Lisa (Ben) Mauser, Sarah Furnish and Rebecca Furnish; grandson Matthew (Ksenia) Furnish and two great grandchildren Nicole and Joshua Mauser.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on January 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice in her memory. The family of Jean Furnish has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505.747.7477,