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Obituary: Roger London Jan. 27, 1941 – May 13, 2018

on May 16, 2018 - 4:09pm

ROGER LONDON Jan. 27, 1941 – May 13, 2018

Roger London,77, was born in Morgan, Utah on January 27, 1941 to Glenna and Jay London. He died peacefully on May 13, 2018 from complications of pancreatitis, with his family and friends beside him.

Roger started working at LANL as a summer student in 1960 in the explosives division. He remained in that division for 38 years. Roger was a tech, an Assoc. Group Leader and a Group Leader. He worked on the original PHERMEX and was also a team leader for the Armor/Anti-Armor program in 1989, a job he was especially proud of.

Roger was one of the last

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Obituary: John ‘Jack’ Gosling July 10, 1938 – May 10, 2018

on May 16, 2018 - 10:46am

JOHN “JACK” GOSLING July 10, 1938 – May 10, 2018

John “Jack” Gosling, age 79, died May 10, 2018.

Jack was born July 10, 1938 in Akron, Ohio to Arthur Warrington and Wilhelmina Bell Gosling, and spent the early years of his life there with sister Elizabeth Ann, brother Arthur, and a slew of young school and neighborhood friends. A 1956 graduate of Buchtel High School in Akron, Jack lettered in basketball, track, and cross country.

He graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University in 1960 with a major in physics. He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and won the A. A.

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Obituary: Phyllis B. Norman Oct. 25, 1924 – May 7, 2018

on May 12, 2018 - 9:57am

PHYLLIS B. NORMAN Oct. 25, 1924 – May 7, 2018

Phyllis Benzel Line Norman was born October 25, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. She was predeceased by her parents Philip James Line and Rose Mary Benzel Line, husband of sixty years Lester Ralph Norman and her dog Gracie.

At the time of her death, she was 93, still lived on her own with a sharp mind, did her own grocery shopping and drove her car. She died peacefully in her sleep. When she was 87, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She declined chemotherapy and radiation, and she was put on hospice.

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Obituary: Dwight Hall Ray July 2, 1933 – April 19, 2018

on May 10, 2018 - 3:21pm

DWIGHT HALL RAY July 2, 1933 – April 19, 2018

Dwight Hall Ray, 84, passed away April 19, 2018 as a result of complications from heart surgery in Phoenix, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his Father Otho Basil Ray; Mother Alice Dean Ray, Brothers Julius Ray, wife Ida, and O. B. Ray, wife Maxine. Dwight was born in Webster County, Kentucky and later moved to Evansville, Indiana.

After graduating from high school, he went to work at Servel, Inc. Then he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Midway Aircraft carrier.

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Obituary: Jerry Lynch April 27, 2018

on May 9, 2018 - 10:25am

JERRY LYNCH April 27, 2018

Jerry J. Lynch, 64, a resident of Santa Fe was called home to the lord on April 27, 2018. He is preceeded in death by his father, Joseph E. Lynch and son Jerry Lynch Jr. He was an amazing father, husband, friend and mentor who was humble to everyone, dedicated to his family, loyal to his union brothers and sisters, and has a contagiously humorous side that was unforgettable.

He started his career as a dedicated member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #611 which he joined on October 11, 1974. Throughout his career, he worked as an

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Obituary: Viola Dorene LaBerge April 16, 1927 – May 4, 2018

on May 8, 2018 - 3:50pm

VIOLA DORENE LABERGE April 16, 1927 – May 4, 2018

Viola passed away on May 4th, following a fall in her home in Los Alamos, NM.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lucy and Roy Drevland, brothers Roy and Eldin, sisters Doris and Edith, the absolute love of her Life Johnny LaBerge and her son Ron.

She is survived by her sister Alice Hallowell, children David (Bea) LaBerge, Linda LaBerge Maes, Janine LaBerge, grandchildren Bryan (Allyson) LaBerge, Craig (JR) LaBerge-Esparza, Angela (Jeremy) Hasted, Marisa Maes (Mark Franzen), great grandchildren Ezra Maes, Kaitlyn LaBerge, Kristian

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Obituary: Mary Jordan Jan. 6, 1963 – May 1, 2018

on May 8, 2018 - 1:50pm

MARY JORDAN Jan. 6, 1963 – May 1, 2018

Mary Jordan passed away peacefully on May 1st, surrounded by family, and following a battle with cancer.

In recent years, Mary served as a home health aide for several people in Los Alamos and White Rock and is remembered fondly for her loving and no-nonsense attitude with those in her care.

Mary was trained as a Stephen Minister at Trinity on the Hill and was well-loved as a cook and server for TOTH’s Friday Lunch program. She had earned her massage therapy certificate at Northern New Mexico Community College.

Mary is survived by: her mother Kathryn

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Obituary: Dr. William Jerry Parkinson Feb. 4, 1939 – April 17, 2018

on May 7, 2018 - 7:31am

DR. WILLIAM JERRY PARKINSON Feb. 4, 1939 – April 17, 2018

Dr. William Jerry Parkinson (Jerry) died on April 17, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 79 due to complications from melanoma. He was born on February 4, 1939 ​in Salt Lake City, UT to William J. and Venita Fagg Parkinson.

Jerry was a ​team leader and technical staff member for the Chemical Process Development Team in the Applied Engineering Technology Group in the Engineering Sciences and Applications Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Obituary: Florence Osvath 1923 – 2018

on April 29, 2018 - 2:15am

FLORENCE OSVATH 1923 – 2018

To Know Her Was To Love Her. The family of Florence Osvath would like to invite the community to her memorial service at 11:00, Saturday, June 2, at the White Rock Baptist Church.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, sister Rubye Mullins, brother Buck Mullins, and loving husband of 66 years, Frank Osvath.

Florence is survived by her four daughters and four sons-in-law, Amy & David Swennes, Ginger & Jim Meeham, Lisa & Bill Lanterman, Mary & Steve Keller; seven grandchildren (Jared and Kody Corduan, Jessica Lanterman, Kristi Wann, Jason Lanterman, Jacob

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Obituary: Sheila Riedel April 3, 1952 – April 20, 2018

on April 25, 2018 - 8:38pm

SHEILA RIEDEL April 3, 1952 – April 20, 2018

How do I say goodbye to you? I’ve known you for more than 50 years, raised two children with you, been through the good and bad times of life, and, for the last two and a half years, nursed you through a terminal cancer diagnosis and treatment. The last part of this journey has been exhausting and painful, but it brought us closer together and closer to God.

You were born in 1952 in Hugoton, Kansas, to Otis and Pauline Farmer. They brought you to Los Alamos, where I first saw you walking home from Pajarito Elementary School.

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Obituary: Rosemary Williamson Colgate Aug. 13, 1924 – April 19, 2018

on April 24, 2018 - 2:42pm

ROSEMARY WILLIAMSON COLGATE Aug. 13, 1924 – April 19, 2018

Rosemary Williamson Colgate, “Rosie” passed away peacefully in her White Rock home, surrounded by her family on April 19, 2018.

She was born on August 13, 1924 to Elizabeth Bissell and George Williamson in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Her early years were spent in New Mexico, Connecticut, Maine and New York. Rosie was one of four children. Her three sisters were Yvonne Foster (deceased), and two half sisters, Karen Howorth of Homer, Alaska and Mary Osborn of San Antonio, Texas.

In Rosie’s early years she was an avid sailor and outdoor

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Obituary: Edward Charles Sayre April 17, 2018

on April 23, 2018 - 7:35am

EDWARD CHARLES SAYRE April 17, 2018

Edward Charles Sayre (Ed) died April 17, 2018 at Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He was 94 and had been in declining health for several years. He had been a resident of Los Alamos since April 1979.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hoy Sayre, who lives in Rio Rancho; they were married June 9, 1951. He is also survived by his son, Steven Sayre of Washington, D.C. and his daughter Sabrina Sayre of San Francisco, in addition to two grandchildren.

Ed had two careers. He served in the military, primarily as a USAF officer, for a little over twenty years.

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Memorial Service: Betty Coleman Elkleberry April 27

on April 20, 2018 - 3:44pm
Betty Lou Coleman Eikleberry

COMMUNITY News:

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Betty Lou Coleman Eikleberry at 11 a.m., April 27 at First Baptist Church in Los Alamos. 

 
Eikleberry, age 87, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. Her last hours were spent comfortably with her daughters and granddaughters, listening to stories and singing along with favorite show tunes, in particular, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.
 
Betty was born in Sioux City, Iowa, one of five children, on August 2, 1930. Early in her marriage, she and her dear husband, Robert “Bob”

Obituary: William E. Wageman July 27, 1932 – March 14, 2018

on April 20, 2018 - 7:54am

WILLIAM E. WAGEMAN July 27, 1932 March 14, 2018

William (“Bill”) E. Wageman, 85, succumbed to his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on March 14, 2018. He was born on July 27, 1932, to Willie and Marie Wageman in Wahoo, Nebraska.

Bill is survived by his wife Carol Wageman of Albuquerque, son Steve Wageman (Shelly) of Rio Rancho, daughter Leslie Linke of Los Alamos, and five grandchildren (Nick, Kevin, and David Linke; Danny and Yvonne [Missy] Wageman). He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his eldest son, Stuart Wageman.

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Obituary: Jim Billen June 18, 1947 – April 14, 2018

on April 18, 2018 - 3:46pm

JIM BILLEN June 18, 1947 April 14, 2018

Jim Billen, age 70, resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 14, 2018 due to complications of Multiple System Atrophy. He was surrounded by friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Billen; daughters, Melissa (Craig) Kuettner of Portage, Michigan, Laurie (Kevin) Gates of Chicago, Illinois and Kimberly (Matt) Hall of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Richard (aka Mich) Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Janis (Stan) Gorecki of Montague,

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Obituary: David S. Warren Feb. 3, 1941 – April 2, 2018

on April 14, 2018 - 4:58am

DAVID S. WARREN Feb. 3, 1941 – April 2, 2018

David S. Warren, 77, a resident of Alcalde, passed away as a result of surgical, medical, and rehabilitating complications, incurred since late last summer.

David entered eternal life on April 2, 2018, while in the peace and comfort of his home, with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray E. Warren; mother, Christina M. Warren; brothers, Ray Warren, Everett Warren, and Charles (Bob) Warren; sister, Lottie Ruder; and son, Marc Simpson. 

David was born on February 3, 1941 in Gilman, Colorado and raised

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Obituary: Dr. Donald Roswell Harris Nov. 30, 1925 – March 10, 2018

on April 3, 2018 - 3:57pm

Dr. DONALD ROSWELL HARRIS Nov. 30, 1925 – March 10, 2018

Donald is celebrated by his children: Sally (Corey Ford) and children Chad and Tia of Albuquerque, NM;  Gwen “Wendy” Lorio and children Bradley and Burch of Livermore, CA; Andy (Cathie) Harris and children Ian and Rachel of Plainfield, CT;  Dan (Julie) Harris and children Emma and Nina of Centennial, CO; Julie Wood and children Sophie and Sebastian of Los Alamos, NM; Kate (Mike) Porter and children Seth and Maren of Centennial, CO; and Laura (Dan) Schuller of Loveland, CO; and by his brother Richard M.

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Obituary: Francine Wingfield Kennedy March 25, 2018

on March 30, 2018 - 6:23pm

FRANCINE WINGFIELD KENNEDY March 25, 2018

Francine Wingfield Kennedy, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 25, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM.

Fran has spent most of her adult life raising her 4 children in Jemez Springs NM. She also did bookkeeping for and assisted her husband in managing the Jemez Springs Domestic Water Co-op, her husband’s business, J&J Trenching and Excavating and was a remarkable seamstress. In her younger years she loved riding horses, barrel racing, rodeo, and being the cook for the Baca Land & Cattle Company on the Valle Grande.

Fran is survived by

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Obituary: Donna Grace Wessel March 25, 2018

on March 27, 2018 - 1:21pm

DONNA GRACE WESSEL March 25, 2018

Donna Grace Wessel, 88, a resident of Berlin, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 with her family by her side.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sergeant Frederick David Wessel; siblings, Norman Viertel (LeMoyne), Charlotte Mastricola and Gretchen Thomas (Kenneth); parents, Carl and Genevieve Viertel and dog, Freckles.

Donna was Ms. Berlin in 1949 and an avid bowler and gardener. She was a big Green Bay Packer fan and loved playing poker, cribbage and many board games.

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Obituary: William (Bill) Edwin Eaton Oct. 28, 1953 – Feb. 14, 2018

on March 27, 2018 - 8:50am

WILLIAM (BILL) EDWIN EATON

William (Bill) Edwin Eaton, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2018, at his home near Roswell.

He was born on October 28, 1953, at Ft. Lawton Army Hospital in Seattle, Washington. His first few years were spent in Fort Collins, Colorado, while his father Edwin (Ed) Eaton was a student at Colorado State University. In 1957, the family moved to Circleville, Ohio, where Ed was employed at the Dupont Mylar film plant. Bill completed all of his elementary school years in Circleville.

In 1966, Ed became employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los

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OBITUARY: Nancy Jacobson Duncan March 18, 2018

on March 26, 2018 - 9:57am

NANCY JACOBSON DUNCAN March 18, 2018

Nancy Jacobson Duncan passed away on March 18, 2018 after a second valiant fight with lung cancer.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Uniontown, PA in 1942, moved to Naples, FL in 2000 and then to Santa Fe, NM in 2007 where she lived her remaining years.

Mrs. Duncan enjoyed working at Los Alamos National Bank for the past 10 years where she developed many close friendships and acquaintances.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother Jack and Reba Jacobson, son Jack Eidinger, brother Bernard Jacobson and sister Bametta Pastorius.

She is survived by her

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Obituary: Betty Lou Coleman Eikleberry Aug. 2, 1930 – March 9, 2018

on March 22, 2018 - 3:58pm

BETTY LOU COLEMAN EIKLEBERRY Aug. 2, 1930 – March 9, 2018

Betty Lou Coleman Eikleberry, age 87, passed away March 9, 2018 after a long illness. Her last hours were spent comfortably with her daughters and granddaughters, listening to stories and singing along with favorite show tunes, in particular, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.

Betty was born in Sioux City, Iowa, one of five children, on August 2, 1930. Early in her marriage, she and her dear husband, Robert “Bob” Eikleberry, moved their family to Los Alamos in 1959, where they made it a home for the next 54 years.

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Obituary: Harry Williams March 18, 2018

on March 20, 2018 - 6:59am

HARRY WILLIAMS March 18, 2018

Harry Williams, 97, of Los Alamos, NM, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018.

Harry worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 27 years as a maintenance engineer. He enjoyed fishing and restoring old cars.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda, step-daughters, Yvonne (Steve) McKelvey and Yolanda Frazier and his children Connie (Henry) Sanchez; Lee, Bud, and Renee Williams.

Harry lived a very full life and will be missed by all who knew him.

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Obituary: Roberto (Bobby) Villarreal 1936 – 2018

on March 16, 2018 - 2:19pm

ROBERTO (BOBBY) VILLARREAL 1936  2018

Bob Villarreal was a lover. He loved his God, his family, his church, his friends. He loved life.

He looked for any excuse to get outside, be it hunting, basketball coach, baseball, camping, fishing, backpacking, or river running. He played Bridge furiously, and read continuously. He taught the first wine-making class in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He organized bringing several tons of grapes into town and a day was spent crushing everyone's grapes with one small crusher.

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Obituary: Larry C. Madsen March 11, 2018

on March 15, 2018 - 5:04pm

LARRY C. MADSEN March 11, 2018

Larry C. Madsen, 76, passed away on March 11, 2018 at his home in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Larry was born in rural Wakonda, South Dakota to Leon and Wanetta Madsen. Larry received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from SDSM&T and his doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University.

He was employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory over 30 years and later worked for the Washington Institute. Larry was extremely hard working, disciplined, and dedicated about all his endeavors.

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