Obituaries

Obituary: Jose ‘Joe’ Ernesto Hernandez Nov. 7, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2020

JOSE “JOE” ERNESTO HERNANDEZ Nov. 7, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2020

Jose “Joe” Ernesto Hernandez, age 78, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020

He was born in El Paso, TX on November 7, 1941, to Jose and Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Hernandez; mother, Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez.

Joe is survived by his most beloved wife, Elvira “Daisy” Hernandez of Rio Rancho, NM; sons, Darrek (Susan) Hernandez of Tucson, AZ; Kenny (Katharine) Hernandez of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Trisha Ballweg of Stevens Point, WI; sister, Yolie Franco of El Paso,


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Obituary: Rosalie Taylor April 1, 1925 – Oct. 20, 2020

ROSALIE TAYLOR April 1, 1925 – Oct. 20, 2020

Rosalie Taylor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the 96th year of her beautiful life.

She was born April 1, 1925 to Edythe and Edward Coffield. The doctor announced to the father of three girls that he finally had a boy. The April Fools’ joke was not appreciated as the doctor was never asked back to care for the family.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Katherine, Marcella, and Maxine, and her brothers, Edward and John. Rosalie lost Joseph, her husband of 64 years, in 2016.

Rosalie is survived by her four children:


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Obituary: Conrad Fink Oct. 13, 2020

CONRAD FINK Oct. 13, 2020

Conrad Fink passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2020, at his home in Los Alamos. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold & Thelma, and sister Marylin.

He is survived by his wife Monica, children Susan, Michael, and Rebecca, and grandchildren Devyn, Liberty, Justice, Christian, River, and Phoenix, two sisters, and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice.

His burial will be a private service held later in Iowa. 

The family has entrusted Conrad to the care of Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations, 1627 A Central


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Obituary: Imogene Dison June 10, 1934 – July 14, 2020

IMOGENE DISON June 10, 1934 – July 14, 2020

Imogene Dison, a beloved well-known, long-time resident of Los Alamos, N.M. passed away on July 14th, 2020 at the age of 86 due to complications of dementia, with her son Joseph and granddaughters Amber and Tarah by her side.

Imogene was widowed to James Dison; mother of Letha (deceased), Joseph, and Todd Dison; step-mother of Lloyd, Leon, and Donna Loraine Dison; and was a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Imogene, together with her twin sister Josephine, older sister Virginia and younger brother Billy Dean, were born to Inez and Joe Gilbert and raised


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Obituary: Orest ‘Don’ Streltzoff Sept. 24, 1934 – Oct. 13, 2020

OREST “DON” STRELTZOFF Sept. 24, 1934 – Oct. 13, 2020

Don Strel, 86, died October 13, 2020 from myelogenous leukemia and dementia.

Don was born in San Francisco, California to Lorraine (McManus) and Orest Streltzoff and grew up near Golden Gate Park. He graduated from San Francisco State College, served in the Army at Fort Benjamin Harris in Indiana, and met his first wife, Sheila Sullivan.

He returned to San Francisco to teach art at San Francisco State and then became a professor of art and design at Northern Illinois University. He also taught at the Chicago Art Institute, working with high school


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Obituary: Linda Ann Breshears March 29, 1940 – Oct 13, 2020

LINDA ANN BRESHEARS March 29, 1940 – Oct. 13, 2020

Linda Ann Breshears, an adored wife of 59 years, a beloved mother of 5, a grandmother to 14, an avid volunteer and loving teacher, died on Oct 13, 2020 in Tucson, AZ. She was 80. 

She was born March 29, 1940, in Spokane, Washington. Never one to shy from adventure, in her early years she enjoyed skiing and summited several northwest peaks including Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. Linda’s brother once said she got her intelligence and culinary skills from her mother and her effervescent personality and determination from her father.


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Obituary: Louis William Cutler Aug. 23, 1932 – Oct. 9, 2020

By LOUIS WILLIAM CUTLER Aug. 23, 1932 – Oct. 9, 2020

Louis William Culter was born in Three Oaks, Michigan to John and Mary Culter. He was the youngest of five children.

Growing up Lou liked to play basketball, go fishing, enjoy the outdoors around Lake Michigan. After high school Lou joined the airforce and was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met his wife of 48 years, Dolores Gomez.

Lou and Dolores moved to El Rancho, New Mexico in their early years of marriage where he was warmly welcomed into the Gomez family. He formed a strong bond with his in-laws, brothers


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Obituary: Linda Anderson Sept. 25, 1937 – Oct. 4, 2020

LINDA ANDERSON: Sept. 25, 1937 – Oct. 4, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing on Sunday, October 4, 2020, of our dear mother and wife, Linda Anderson, at her home in White Rock, New Mexico.

Linda was born in Maplewood, New Jersey to the late Margaret and Joseph Quinn on September 25th, 1937. She attended Maplewood High School and graduated with a B.A. in languages from Penn State University, where she met her husband of 60 years, Charles Alfred Anderson.

Linda dedicated her life to education, teaching French and Spanish classes for 25 years at Los Alamos Middle and High Schools.


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Obituary: Jeannie Steedle Nov. 30, 1944 – Oct. 5, 2020

JEANNIE BILLINGS Nov. 30, 1944 – Oct. 5, 2020

On December 28th, 1963, Jeannie Billings stood before God and promised to love Jim Steedle until the day she died. That promise was fulfilled on Oct. 5, 2020. Together, she and Jim shared 57 years of marriage, 2 children, and a lifetime of memories and laughter. Jeannie especially enjoyed the past 25 years as she lived the “retired life”.

Jeannie was born Nov. 30, 1944 in California. When she was still a child, she moved with her parents to Los Alamos, New Mexico, so her dad could work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. She met her husband,


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Obituary: Rita Jane Christensen Feb. 3, 1933 – Sept. 12, 2020

RITA JANE CHRISTENSEN Feb. 3, 1933 – Sept. 12, 2020

Rita Christensen, age 87, of Portales, NM, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home in Portales, NM.

A graveside service was held, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe, NM, with Deacon Don Lucero officiating.

Rita was born, Feb. 3, 1933, to Charles and Ida (Clemens) Smith in, Ralston, NE. She married Robert Christensen in the fall of 1952, in Santa Rosa, CA. Rita was of the Catholic faith, a homemaker, enjoyed reading, and enjoyed watching her westerns. 

Survivors include: her four children; Jayne


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