Obituary: Mark Brimhall Wells Oct. 7, 2018



Mark Brimhall Wells, long-time resident of Los Alamos, passed away October 7, 2018.


He spent his career as a mathematician and computer scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (1951-1980; appointed Group Leader of Computer Science Research in 1968), and as Department Head of the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University (1980-1989).


Mark’s passions included skiing, gardening, hiking, camping, chess, basketball, tennis, sailing, and the outdoors.


He was instrumental in the development of the Los Alamos Ski Area (1950’s and 60s) and the Los Alamos Hiking Trails (1990’s).


He is survived by his first wife Martha Lee of Loveland, Colorado, their 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, and his best friend and surviving wife Linda Wells of Los Alamos, her daughter and their adopted son, 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild.


Mark was the son of late Arwid Robinson (“Jube”) and Madelen Wells and the only sibling to Edie (Wells) Simonds of Mt. Lebanon, PA.