Obituary: Vada Evelyn (Bridges) Nemec May 24, 2015


Vada Evelyn (Bridges) Nemec celebrated her 90th birthday May 23, 2015 at home with her family. She passed peacefully on May 24.

A resident of Los Alamos since 1947, she was preceded in death by her husband “Babe” and parents and siblings of La Mesa, NM. Vada married Sylvester “Babe” Nemec in 1943.

She worked at the U.S. Forest Service and was known as the “Wood and Christmas tree permit lady.” She regularly volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce and LA Hospital Auxiliary.

She poured her love into her family and friends and is survived by: Marla Stratman, Alyce & Keith Elliott, Vada Donathan, Ron Nemec & Veronica, Cheryl Nemec & Douglas Eckert. Grandchildren: Lynzie & Dylan Stratman, Dana Elliott, Dawna & Ben Macdonell, Michael Donathan, Tania & Bryan Shetter, Valerie Donathan & Chris, Donald & Brandi Nemec, Michelle & Nghia Ngo, Brenda Nemec & Danny, Jamie Ortiz, Von and Shanda Helm, 13 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. 

The family would like to thank friends and Los Alamos Visiting Nurses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LAVNS Sanctuary.

Rosary: Monday, June 1, 2015 7:00 PM and Funeral Mass: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Burial is at 1:30 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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