Obituary: Billie Bishop Shull Oct. 13, 1943 – May 29, 2020

BILLIE BISHOP SHULL Oct. 13, 1943 – May 29, 2020

Billie Bishop Shull passed away on May 29, 2020 in Sun City, Arizona, due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. She fought so hard and never gave up.

Billie was born in Cortez, Colorado, on October 13, 1943, to Robert and Pearl Aulston Bishop. She was raised in Arriola and graduated from Montezuma County High School.

She was married to Jerry Neely and she was very proud of their children, Greg Neely and his wife Melody Neely of Ft. Collins, CO and Laura Neely Stanbro of Greenville, SC. She loved living on their farm outside of Cortez, hunting, fishing,


Obituary: Dorotea Montoya Oct. 29, 1933 – May 24, 2020

DOROTEA MONTOYA Oct. 29, 1933 – May 24, 2020

Dorotea (Dottie) Montoya, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed over on May 24, 2020 in her home.

Her courage to face the futility of continuing in a body that she had exhausted, and her strength to overcome her greatest fear of not breathing, allowed her to meet the angels on her terms and her time. Surrounded by her family, she discarded all support and set about taking her last breath. After eleven hours, as the sun rose, her spirit left her body.

Her passing, like her life, was a celebration of deep wisdom and healing


Obituary: David Lawrence Hill Jan. 17, 1954 – May 23, 2020

DAVID LAWRENCE HILL Jan. 17, 1954 – May 23, 2020

David Lawrence Hill, age 66, of Española, NM, passed away May 23, 2020.

David was born in Bangor, ME on January 17, 1954 to George and Donna Hill. The Hill family moved to Los Alamos in 1962, where David graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1971.

David worked as a machinist at several Northern New Mexico companies before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory.

David enjoyed the outdoors, camping, tinkering on motorcycles and his cats.

David is preceded in death by his parents, George and Donna Hill, and his sister, Kathryn Matzke.

He is survived


Obituary: David Danforth Aug. 23, 1972 – May 16, 2020

DAVID DANFORTH Aug. 23, 1972 – May 16, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of David Danforth, at age 48, on May 16, 2020.

David was born on August 23, 1972 in Brunswick, Maine to Richard (Dick) and Elizabeth (Betty) Danforth.

David moved to Los Alamos, NM with his family in 1977 and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1991. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Eastern New Mexico University in 1997.

He married Meridith McLarty in 1997, and they moved to Mesquite, TX that same year.

He worked as a photojournalist for several years, then found his first job in


Obituary: Pascual P. Chavez Nov. 29, 1923 – May 5, 2020

PASCUAL P. CHAVEZ Nov. 29, 1923 – May 5, 2020

Our beloved patriarch Pascual P. Chavez of Los Alamos, N.M., was called to Our Lord on May 5, 2020 at the age of 96.  

Pascual was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 71 years, Margaret Antia (Geoffrion) Chavez, his parents Adolfo and Susan Chavez of Las Vegas, N.M., mother- and father-in-law, Alfonso and Ellen Geoffrion also of Las Vegas, brothers Mariano and Adolfo ‘Babe’ Chavez, brother-in-law Billy Geoffrion, his infant daughter Mary Ellen Chavez, sons Mitchell, Nicholas, and Mark Chavez, daughter Annette Chavez-Aragon, son-in-law


Obituary: Alicia Marie Hicks July 21, 1986 – May 15, 2020

ALICIA MARIE HICKS July 21, 1986 – May 15, 2020

On Friday, May 15, 2020, Alicia Marie Hicks of Santa Fe, loving daughter, sister and granddaughter, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at age 33.  

Alicia was born on July 21, 1986 in Los Alamos, New Mexico to Thomas and Lori Hicks. She graduated from Pojoaque High School, obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UNM and went on to earn an MBA from NMSU.

Alicia started her career in Student Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was currently working as a senior accountant.

Despite her young age, Alicia exhibited


Obituary: Barbara Anne Bacon Dec. 6, 1935 – May 16, 2020

BARBARA ANNE BACON Dec. 6, 1935 – May 16, 2020

Barbara Anne (Moore) Bacon, 84, of Elk Mills, Maryland, passed away May 16, 2020, of COVID-19 complications.

Barbara was born to the late Herbert William Moore and Catherine May (Drake) Moore in Elmira, NY, Dec. 6, 1935.

She was a 1948 graduate of Carr’s Corners School and a 1952 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. She received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics in 1957 from SUNY-Albany (then called the NY State College for Teachers – Albany), and moved to Los Alamos, NM, in 1958 to join Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now Los Alamos National Laboratory)


Obituary: Theodore Allan Fritz June 25, 1939 – May 15, 2020

THEODORE ALLAN FRITZ June 25, 1939 – May 15, 2020

Theodore Allan Fritz of Santa Fe, NM and Newton, MA, Professor Emeritus of Boston University, passed away peacefully at home from an extended illness May 15, 2020.

He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee June 25, 1939 to Bernice (Powers) and Theodore C. Fritz.

He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Physics and went on to earn both a Master’s Degree and PhD in Space Physics at the University of Iowa. His professional career started with a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center,


Obituary: Aloma Marie Naivar April 27, 1942 – May 10, 2020

ALOMA MARIE NAIVAR April 27, 1942 – May 10, 2020

Aloma Marie Naivar, after a 25 year battle with cancer, died Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020.

She was born prematurely April 27, 1942. She always said being a three-pound premie got her plenty of attention that way. She came home from Taylor, Texas hospital where she was born to the family farm in Coupland, Texas in a shoebox and slept in a dresser drawer until better sleeping arrangements could be made.

Aloma is an uncommon name. Her mother’s name was Anne and she didn’t want her daughter to have a common name like hers. While watching the 1941 romantic adventure


Obituary: Timothy Johnson April 28, 2020

TIMOTHY JOHNSON April 28, 2020

Timothy Johnson, taken too soon from all those who loved him, passed away at the age of 65 shortly after learning that he had developed metastatic lung cancer.

Timothy was born the son of Charles and Fannie Johnson in Atlanta, GA. The second of six children, Tim was always the leader. The other children in the neighborhood followed as he led them in games such as jumping over fences or competing in races. Tim was a child whose personality and drive made people want to help him to succeed. Any opportunity that was offered to him, he took to heart and strove to excel.