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Obituary: Brett C. Cumins Dec. 30, 1967 – July 15, 2019

on July 17, 2019 - 3:29pm

BRETT COLE CUMINS Dec. 30, 1967  July 15, 2019

Brett Cole Cummins, 51, resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away suddenly on July 15, 2019.

He was born to Bonnie and James “Butch” Cummins on December 30, 1967 in Farmington, NM, where he graduated from high school, achieving two state championships in baseball and basketball. He was a gifted athlete and a die-hard Cubs’ fan. In June of 2019, Brett attended his first Cubs game in Chicago, IL, checking this off his bucket list.

Brett graduated from New Mexico State and followed his education throughout his career in Environmental Compliance and


Obituary: Betty Rose Scott Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

on July 14, 2019 - 3:04pm

BETTY ROSE SCOTT Dec. 23, 1930 – July 12, 2019

Betty Rose Scott of Los Alamos passed away July 12, 2019.

In 1948 Betty and Virgil W. Scott met and married soon after in Alton, Illinois and shared 68 years together.

In 1959 Virgil heard about the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and moved the family there from Illinois. Virgil and Betty raised 4 kids and spent the next 57 years together in Los Alamos.

Betty was such a sweet and caring Mom and Grandmother. Betty never met a stranger; she was friends with everybody. She brought life and light everywhere she went.


Obituary: Jennifer Rachael Long July 6, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm


Jennifer Rachael Long, 32, a resident of Arroyo Seco/Espanola, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, E. Jane Shipman, paternal grandfather, Bob Long and paternal uncle, Dale Long.

Jennifer graduated from Pojoaque High School in 2005. After a few years of college at UNM, she decided to follow her mother’s profession and entered nursing school. She graduated in December of 2012. While she was in school, she worked at a local nursing home where she cared deeply for her patients.



Obituary: Michael Leonard Matuszak July 3, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:47pm


Michael Leonard Matuszak, 79, peacefully passed away on July 3, 2019, surrounded by family.

Michael was recently diagnosed w/ T-cell lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April and decided to fight it by embracing chemotherapy.

Michael was born in Hamtramck, Michigan and married his childhood sweetheart Rosemary in 1962. He was married 57 years. He obtained his PhD in chemistry (inorganic) from the University of Detroit and started his career working for Ford Motor Co in Detroit.

He moved his family to various parts of the US for different job


Obituary: Norma L. Jorgensen July 8, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 3:58pm


Norma L. Jorgensen, age 77, died unexpectedly on July 8, 2019, after a short, but fearlessly fought, battle against a vicious lymphoma cancer in her liver.

Born in Broken Bow, OK, she grew up on a small ranch in Dorris, CA. She lived most of her adult life in Los Alamos, NM, working in the National Laboratory and raising three children.

After retirement, she moved to Green Bay in 2000, with her husband, James Jorgensen. Both Being fun loving adventurers and travelers, they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary while enjoying a cruise around the world.


Obituary Mary M. Ranken Nov. 28, 1927 – July 4, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 3:03pm

MARY M. RANKEN Nov. 28, 1927 – July 4, 2019

After being stopped by police for speeding, F. Stanley Minshall and Tressa Garrett Minshall gladly received a police escort to the Hospital in Albany, Oregon, where their daughter, Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken was born on November 28, 1927.

Mary grew up in Oregon, graduating from University High School in Eugene in 1946 with a close-knit class of 73 who kept in touch over the years thanks to her best friend, Pat Brooks.

In August of 1946, she moved with her parents and younger brother, Fred, to Los Alamos, N.M.


Obituary: James Edward Larkin Jr., July 9, 1932 – July 1, 2019

on July 3, 2019 - 7:21am
JAMES EDWARD LARKIN JR. July 9, 1932 – July 1, 2019
July 1, 2019, James Edward Larkin Jr. (Jim) went to be with the Lord.
Jim was a resident of Belen (Rio Communities) for the past 27 years. Before this he resided in Los Alamos, New Mexico for about 18 years.
Jim was born July 9, 1932 to James and Grace Larkin in Texhoma, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of four children with three older sisters. With the dust bowl hitting the Texas/Oklahoma area, his family moved to Appleton City, Missouri where he was raised on his parent’s ranch.
Upon high school graduation, he joined the

Obituary: Shana Marie Gurule June 9, 1974 – June 20, 2019

on June 28, 2019 - 2:33pm

SHANA MARIE GURULE June 9, 1974 – June 20, 2019

Shana Marie Gurule of Nambe, NM, born June 9, 1974, passed away June 20, 2019.

My beautiful loving daughter is beginning a new adventure somewhere in the universe, maybe in Heaven to reorganize and brighten up the place. The shy and remote girl blossomed into an outgoing adventuress, bringing joy to everyone she met with her many talents, enthusiasm and humor.

A dream of working in the travel industry lead her to serve as a hostess on trains and riverboats throughout the United States.


Obituary: Cecil E. Bingham April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019

on June 28, 2019 - 6:13am

CECIL E. BINGHAM April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019

Cecil E. Bingham, 96 years old, died June 7, 2019.

He was born on April 23, 1923 on the family farm near Woden in Bingham Township, Hancock County, Iowa. His parents were Oliver C. and Cora Fisher Bingham. Cecil attended rural school for six years at Bingham Township No. 4 and graduated high school in 1941 at Britt High School.

In 1941 the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Obituary: Walter Henry Woodard March 17, 1936 – Nov. 18, 2018

on June 24, 2019 - 4:29pm

WALTER HENRY WOODARD March 17, 1936 – Nov. 18, 2018

Walter H. Woodard passed away on November 18, 2018 after experiencing many years of renal failure.

He lived in Harlingen, Texas since 2008. However, he was a familiar face at Los Alamos Medical Center for more than thirty years where he served as Chief Plant Engineer.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Suzanna F. Woodard; his sons: Kenneth B. Woodard, Arlin H. Gurley, Lee Gurley and Michael A. Gurley.  He also leaves behind many extended family members & friends too numerous to list.


Obituary: Fred L. Ribe Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 11:15am

FRED L. RIBE Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

Dr. Fred L. Ribe died at his residence at El Castillo in Santa Fe, June 19, 2019 following a long life of science, family, outdoor recreation and friendships. He would have been 95 in August.

Fred was born August 14, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Viola Crowell Ribe and Otto E. Ribe. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas then attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering before joining the US Navy during World War II.


Obituary: John F. (Henry) Flemming Jr. Nov. 21, 1945 – June 10, 2019

on June 20, 2019 - 8:12am
JOHN F. (HENRY) FLEMMING, JR. Nov. 21, 1945 June 10, 2019
Born Nov. 21, 1945 to John and Nora and raised in St. Louis, MO. Henry developed a lifetime love of pizza and drag racing before joining the US Air Force and serving in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Germany. He traveled the world and made lifelong friendships.
After the service he worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Telecommunications Group Leader at NIE-TS and as Radio Shop Team Leader.

Obituary: Robert N. Jones Aug. 28, 1949 – June 16, 2019

on June 19, 2019 - 5:37pm

ROBERT N. JONES Aug. 28, 1949 June 16, 2019

Robert (aka Bob, Bobo, Deacon) Jones passed away on June 16, 2019.

Robert was born on August 28, 1949 in Alamogordo, NM to Weems and Jewel Jones. The family moved from Albuquerque to Los Alamos in 1960.

Robert graduated from Los Alamos High School where he was an accomplished athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the LAHS state champion football team his senior year and received the “Athlete of the Year” Award that same year.

Robert graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with an industrial education


Obituary: George A. Taylor Jan. 8, 1932 – June 9, 2019

on June 19, 2019 - 7:26am
GEORGE ALLAN TAYLOR Jan. 8, 1932 June 9, 2019
George Taylor was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Massapequa on Long Island when he was 8 years old.
Long Island was an important center for the manufacture of military aircraft during World War II and these aircraft were regularly seen flying around the island. George was enthralled by the fighters and bombers in the sky, many forming up for flights to Europe.
His father was an aircraft mechanic and ground instructor in England in World War I and was also an excellent wood craftsman.

Obituary: Verner ‘Rex’ Rexroth Dec. 25, 1921 – June 4, 2019

on June 17, 2019 - 8:29pm

VERNER ‘REX’ REXROTH Dec. 25, 1921 – June 4, 2019

Verner ‘Rex’ Rexroth was born in Denver, CO on Christmas Day 1921 and passed away June 4, 2019 in Carlsbad, CA.

Rex attended Colorado University in Boulder where he met the love of his life, Marilyn, and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Marilyn and Rex were married in September 1943 and started their lives together in Denver.

In 1947 they moved to the small community of Los Alamos where he worked at the laboratory and they raised their 4 children.


Obituary: James Byron Burns Feb. 8, 1950 – April 1, 2019

on June 17, 2019 - 7:26pm

JAMES BYRON BURNS Feb. 8, 1950 – April 1, 2019

James Byron Burns passed away suddenly on April 1, 2019 at the age of 69. He was born on February 8, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to James and Elizabeth Burns and had two older sisters Susan and Kathleen Burns. Here in Milwaukee he also met his wife, Cheryl Lynn Lemanski.

Jim’s passion was education as evidence by his 40-year career working as a middle school educator, teacher-mentor, college professor, educational consultant, published author and New Mexico State Middle School Association leader.


Obituary: Judith Reisch March 15, 1946 – June 8, 2019

on June 14, 2019 - 7:03am
JUDITH MARIE REISCH March 15, 1946  June 8, 2019
Judith Marie Reisch, formally of Jemez Springs passed away peacefully Saturday June 8, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Judy was born March 15, 1946 in Bessemer, Michigan to the late Emmanuel and Mary Facchinello.
She was happily married to Harry Reisch for 43 years and raised 3 children.

Obituary: Sally Mae Winn Jan. 15, 1941 – June 6, 2019

on June 7, 2019 - 5:40pm

SALLY MAY WINN Jan. 15, 1941 – June 6, 2019

Sally Mae Winn, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Rio Rancho, NM.

Sally was born on January 15, 1941 to Ernest and Evelyn Bowman in Keams Canyon, AZ. She was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM where she worked for Los Alamos County and then 18 years for Los Alamos National Laboratory. She retired in 1993 and she and Ken then made their home in Rio Rancho.

Sally is survived by her loving husband, Ken Winn; daughters: Donna Pederson of Tucson, AZ, Shelly Nichols and husband Mike of Weatherford, TX, Tracy


Obituary: Edy Anderson May 25, 2019

on May 31, 2019 - 7:02am
EDY ANDERSON May 25, 2019
Edy Anderson died unexpectedly and peacefully of natural causes on May 25, 2019 at the age of 85.
She is preceded in death by Richard Wiard her son, Leslie Wiard (daughter in-law), and Keri and Amy Wiard (granddaughters).
She is survived by her husband Dr. Charlie Anderson, children Barb, Tom, Rob, Ted Wiard, and Chauncey, Gingy, Finlay Anderson, as well as many, many grandchildren.
She is also remembered by so many loved friends and community.
Edy was proud of her academic success and had an enormous loyalty to the University of Michigan where

Obituary: Patricia Murray Pimbley Aug. 27, 1923 – April 25, 2019

on May 24, 2019 - 3:27pm

PATRICIA MURRAY PIMBLEY Aug. 27, 1923 April 25, 2019

Patricia Murray Pimbley was born Aug. 27, 1923 to Russell and Gladys Riker in Trenton, NJ. She passed on April 25, 2019 in Los Alamos, NM.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and husband George H. Pimbley. She is survived by her three children, Robert, Robbin and Deborah.

Patricia was a registered nurse and also enjoyed passing on her knowledge of nursing to the students she taught.

In lieu of flowers, Patricia requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church or their favorite


Obituary: Douglas Avery Williams Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

on May 17, 2019 - 3:10pm

DOUGLAS AVERY WILLIAMS Aug. 18, 1928 – May 4, 2019

Douglas Avery Williams, a resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully May 4, 2019 at his home in White Rock, in the company of his family.

Douglas was born August 18, 1928 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, son of James Lowell Williams and Dorothy Pearl Wallace and brother of Peter Oliver Williams. With the untimely passing of his mother, he then acquired a gathering of stepbrothers: Bruce, Berkeley, Ronald, Roger and Eric Eastman, sons of Lowell’s second wife, Marie Barker Williams.

Douglas graduated in 1946 from Westfield High


Obituary: Donald E. Humpton March 6, 1932 – April 22, 2019

on May 14, 2019 - 11:44am

DONALD E. HUMPTON March 6, 1932 – April 22, 2019


Donald Edward Humpton was born in Burlington, Iowa on March 6, 1932 to his parents Dorothy and Frank Humpton.


He grew up in Burlington where at age 14 he met the love of his life, Colleen Storrer. Colleen's father owned a grocery store down the block from the Humpton household. Donald started making lots of trips to the corner grocery to see this girl. On June 17, 1951, at age 18 he married his sweetheart who was 17 and just a few days past her high school graduation.


The happy young couple began their family in Burlington having


Obituary: Bettie L. Kerr Aug. 18, 1929 – May 12, 2019

on May 14, 2019 - 11:17am

BETTIE L. KERR Aug. 18, 1929 – May 12, 2019

Bettie L. Kerr, 89, passed away on May 12, 2019 at Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos, where she was a resident for the last 18 months.

Bettie was born on August 18, 1929 in Roswell, New Mexico to parents, Jewell Ryan and Carleton Poe, both from well-known families in Chavez and De Baca counties.

When her parents divorced, Bettie moved to her grandparents' homestead near Ingleville, NM with her two sisters. Bettie’s mom worked as a clerk in the De Baca County Clerk’s Office in Ft. Sumner and Bettie would stay with her during the summer.

Bettie and


Obituary: Mark ‘Rocky’ Aaron Robinson Oct. 4, 1950 – April 28, 2019

on May 9, 2019 - 7:24am

MARK ‘ROCKY’ AARON ROBINSON Oct. 4, 1950 – April 28, 2019

After a long fight with Alzheimer’s, Mr. Robinson died peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by his family.  Friends and family will gather at Pinon Park (A.K.A Rocket Park) this Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. to celebrate the life of Mark Robinson. An interment Service will be held at Union Chapel and cemetery in Ira, Iowa June 8, 2019.

Mark Aaron Robinson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an Ecological Engineer, Environmental Scientist, and author.


Obituary: Bandel Bezzerides June 30, 1940 – May 7, 2019

on May 8, 2019 - 8:44am

BANDEL BEZZERIDES June 30, 1940 – May 7, 2019

Dr. Bandel Bezzerides was born in Stockton, CA on June the 30th, 1940 and passed away, May 7, 2019.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley as an undergraduate for physics and was awarded the prestigious University Medal in 1961, which is bestowed upon the top graduating senior. That same year, at age 21, he was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best and Brightest”.

He received his Ph.D.