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Obituary: Gloria Louisa Cordova July 31, 1938 – April 18, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 10:12pm

GLORIA LOUISE CORDOVA July 31, 1938 April 18, 2016

Gloria Louisa Cordova, long-time Los Alamos resident, passed away on April 18, 2016 after a 16-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Gloria was born in Trinidad Colo. on July 31, 1938. After high school she joined the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and graduated from their Mount St. Joseph College with a B. S. degree in chemistry. She taught math and chemistry in high schools in Denver and Trinidad, and then after leaving the community, moved to Los Alamos where she taught chemistry at the high school for 10 years.

In 1979 she

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Obituary: James (Jim) Lowell Anderson April 23, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 3:15pm
JAMES LOWELL ANDERSON April 23, 2016

 

James (Jim) Lowell Anderson, 77, of Boulder, CO passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

 

Jim was born in Santa Rita, NM and grew up in the Grant County area of New Mexico and was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM. Jim attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, and earned a B.S.degree in Chemistry in 1961 and a M.S. degree in Chemistry 1963.  In 1966 he earned a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

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Obituary: David W. Carroll Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 2:57pm

DAVID W. CARROLL Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

David W. Carroll, 68 of Los Alamos passed away Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was born on December 3, 1947 in Portland, Oregon and lived in the Pacific Northwest until moving with his family to Los Alamos in 1955. He graduated from the Los Alamos High School in 1965 and the University of Northern Colorado in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Arts and Meteorology.

He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 42 years until retirement in April 2012.

David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice, his

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Obituary:June Perusek April 17, 2016

on April 20, 2016 - 12:48pm

JUNE PERUSEK April 17, 2016

June Perusek, 98, a resident of White Rock for eight years, died April 17 in a Greeley, CO, assisted living facility.

Perusek moved to Greeley in 2014.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (Ken) Johnson of White Rock.

Services will be in Gunnison, CO, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the American
Lung Association in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, CO., 80634.

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Obituary: Patricia Nell Califa June 20, 1953 – March 30, 2016

on April 20, 2016 - 9:05am

PATRICIA NELL CALIFA June 20, 1953 – March 30, 2016

Patricia Nell Califa of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away the end of March following her struggle with cancer. She had recently retired from a long career as an Executive/Legal Secretary in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugenia and Paul Califa, and by her son, Aaron. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Molly, daughter-in-law, Janet, and granddaughters, Violet, Phoenix, Orchid, and Aspen, as well as her four sisters, Cathy, Ethel, Stephany, and Susan.

Patricia was a member of Calvary

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Obituary Paul Kraemer March 19, 1930 – March 24, 2016

on April 15, 2016 - 11:05am

PAUL M. KRAEMER March 19, 1930 – March 24, 2016

Paul Kraemer passed away on March 24th, 2016 after a full and productive life.

Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Huldah and E.O Kraemer on March 19, 1930. He earned a Doctorate in Public Health from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Wistar Institute, a biomedical Center focusing on cancer research and vaccine development.

He was recruited by Wright Langham for his training in cancer research to be a part of a new Cell and Molecular Biology group in H-4 in 1964. He retired from LANL in 1995. Paul published

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Obituary: Samantha M. Davis April 6, 2016

on April 14, 2016 - 8:11am

SAMANTHA M. DAVIS April 6, 2016

Samantha M. Davis died at home in the Sangre de Christo Mountains April 6, 2016 after a two-year fight with cancer. She was 58 years old and of the Christian faith.

Born in Roanoke, VA she was adopted and raised by John Simon and Lorene Owens in Williamsburg, VA.

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Obituary: Patricia Ann (Turney) Thomson Dec. 11, 1933 – April 7, 2016

on April 13, 2016 - 11:35am

PATRICIA ANN (TURNEY) THOMSON Dec. 11, 1933 April 7, 2016

Patricia Ann (Turney) Thomson passed away quietly and peacefully on April 7, 2016 at the age of 82.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, David Browning Thomson and by her brother Bill Turney and sister Genevieve Ratcliff.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses; Debra and John Beeson of Santa Fe, NM, Barbara and Keith Emery of Phoenixville, PA, and David and Audrey Thomson of Loveland, CO.

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Obituary: Fay Hicken Jarvis Nov. 1, 1917–April 9, 2016

on April 12, 2016 - 3:37pm

FAY HICKEN JARVIS Nov. 1, 1917–April 9, 2016

Fay Hicken Jarvis was born November 1, 1917 in Provo Utah to Elijah M. Hicken and Erma I. Jensen. Her family resided in Salt Lake City, Utah; Hinckley, Utah; Cowley, Wyo.; and Richmond, Utah where her father served as a seminary instructor and principal, and she later taught elementary school students.

Fay attended LDS Business College then BYU earning a degree in Elementary Education. At BYU, she met George Jarvis and married in the Logan LDS temple in August 1940, a year after her graduation.

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Obituary: Lenore S. Dudgeon Jan. 5, 1932 – April 3, 2016

on April 7, 2016 - 10:55am

LENORE S. DUDGEON Jan. 5, 1932 – April 3, 2016

Lenore S. Dudgeon died peacefully in her sleep on April 3, 2016 from complications secondary to cancer. 

Lenore was born January 5, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Maurice and Eleanor Schaller. After completing nursing school in Pennsylvania she was chosen to attend advanced training in anesthesia where she graduated as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.   

In 1957 she moved to Las Vegas, NV to pursue her career in anesthesia.

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Obituary: Jessica Dawni Fleming (Casados) March 16, 1978 – April 1, 2016

on April 5, 2016 - 9:10am
JESSICA DAWNI FLEMING (CASADOS) March 16, 1978 – April 1, 2016
 
Jessica Dawni Fleming (Casados) was made an angel April 1, 2016 due to complications of a car accident in September.

To many, Jessica was known as the “flowers girl” working at Mills Brothers, Blooming Shop and Bella Cosa Flowers. She loved working with flowers and sharing her talent with everyone. She loved doing weddings. She even did her own bridal bouquet. In more recent times she could be found greeting and helping guests at the Holiday Inn Express.

Jessica was born, March 16, 1978 and raised in Los Alamos.

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Obituary: Diane Eagan March 27, 2016

on April 4, 2016 - 2:42pm

DIANE EAGAN March 27, 2016

Diane Eagan, 47, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Remember Me; Please Remember Me After I'm Gone, In A Way That Will Make You Smile, Just Remember That Though I Sleep, It Will Be Just For A While, Remember The Times I Made You Laugh, Remember The Times We Cried, If Ever I've Helped In Some Small Way, Remember I Always Tried, When The Sun Comes Up Tomorrow And You Find That I Am Gone, Remember I'll Be With You Still, Look For Me In That Rising Sun, Wrap Yourself In Its Comfort, Look For Me I'll Be There Smiling Down Upon You, For You

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Obituary: James Wylie Gordon Jan. 21, 1934 – March 31, 2016

on April 4, 2016 - 11:07am

JAMES WYLIE GORDON Jan. 21, 1934 – March 31, 2016

James Wylie Gordon, 82, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Brewster Place in Topeka, Kansas. He was born January 21, 1934, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Charles Wylie Gordon and Hazel May Williams.

After graduating from Topeka High School in 1952, James attended the University of Chicago before enlisting in the Navy from 1954-1957. Following his enlistment, he attended the University of Kansas, earning first a B.S. in Physics in 1961, and then a Ph.D. in Physics in 1968.

While attending the University of Kansas he met

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Obituary: Mark Anthony Mathews April 1, 2016

on April 4, 2016 - 9:52am

MARK ANTHONY MATHEWS April 1, 2016

Dr. Mark Anthony Mathews, 74, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 due to MS related causes.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Mathews and brother Karl Mathews. Dr. Mark Mathews was an avid outdoorsman and a hunter. He collected clocks and loved to use his hands to build many different projects. He was a passionate geophysicist committed to his work. He worked with nuclear energy and contributed to numerous scientific publications and professional journals.

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Obituary: Richard Lee Henderson Sept. 22, 1949 – Feb. 20, 2016 016

on April 1, 2016 - 11:20am
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Obituary: Howard Overton Richerson April 13, 1930 – March 21, 2016

on March 30, 2016 - 8:23am

HOWARD OVERTON RICHERSON April 13, 1930 March 21, 2016

Howard Overton Richerson, 85, a resident of Los Alamos, born April 13, 1930, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel (Scott) and Freida Richerson; siblings, Barbara Winters, Geraldine Wade and Nathaniel (Bud) Richerson; children, Rebecca Richerson-Farris and Jeffery Richerson. Howard grew up with an appreciation for the mountains and the landscape of the Southwest. He moved to Los Alamos where he met and married his wife Carmen. They are both graduates of Los Alamos High School.

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Obituary: Joseph Lynn Parkinson Jan. 2, 1933 – March 27, 2016

on March 30, 2016 - 6:57am
JOSEPH LYNN PARKINSON Jan. 2, 1933 – March 27, 2016
 
Joseph Lynn Parkinson, born January 2, 1933 in Pintura, Utah, died on March 27, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
 
Lynn was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, and golf. He was also an excellent gardener. Lynn met his bride, Joy, while attending college at Cedar City, Utah. They were married on September 14, 1955.
 
His first job was with Boeing in Seattle, Washington. During his years in Seattle, he completed a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.
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Obituary: James Richard Eichor April 17, 1932 – March 27, 2016

on March 29, 2016 - 9:45am

JAMES RICHARD EICHOR April 17, 1932 March 27, 2016

James Richard Eichor, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Stonebrook Assisted Living in Denison, Texas. He loved his family, family vacations, taking pictures, airplanes, and automobiles. He was loved by everyone, and will be dearly missed by all.

Mr. Eichor was born on April 17, 1932 in Guthrie Center, Iowa, the son of Hugh and Opal Eichor. He married Alice Marie Spain in Casey, Iowa in Feb 1954. He enlisted in the Marines in 1952 and received his boot camp training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.

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Obituary: Douglas Ward Lier April 25, 1931 – March 26, 2016

on March 27, 2016 - 8:30am

DOUGLAS WARD LIER April 25, 1931 – March 26, 2016

Capt. USNR-Retired Douglas Ward Lier, longtime Los Alamos resident, athlete and community volunteer died March 26th, 2016, from renal cancer.  He was nearly 85 years old.

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin April 25, 1931, he spent his summers waterskiing and winters ski jumping.  Doug graduated with a Physics degree from St. Olaf in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Obituary: Clifton ‘Skip’ Collins, Jr. Aug. 12, 1939 – March 23, 2016

on March 24, 2016 - 4:37pm

CLIFTON SKIP COLLINS Aug. 12, 1939 March 23, 2016

Clifton “Skip” Collins, Jr. a resident of White Rock, NM passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with his family by his side.

He was born in Oklahoma City, OK on August 12, 1939.  He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton M. Collins, Sr., mother Lois Casperson-Collins, and Uncles Robert and Ralph Casperson.

After proudly serving in the Army he returned to New Mexico and started his career as a Security Specialist for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and retired after twenty three years.

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Obituary: Thomas Spickermann Jan. 29, 1963 – March 11, 2016

on March 23, 2016 - 9:04am

THOMAS SPICKERMANN Jan. 29, 1963 – March 11, 2016

The Celebration of Life for Thomas Spickermann will take place on Friday, April 1st at the Hernandez Community Center from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please come reminisce and celebrate Tom’s life with his family, friends, and co-workers. 19418 US HWY 84, Hernandez. This is a potluck event.

Thomas, 53, died in a plane crash near Ohkay Owingeh airport on March 11, 2016. Also in the plane was Karen Young of Los Alamos. Karen had rented the Remos GX in Santa Fe. Tom was the co-pilot. No official word has yet been released on the cause of the crash.

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Obituary: Mark Anthony Chavez Feb. 13, 1962 – March 6, 2016

on March 21, 2016 - 7:28am

MARK ANTHONY CHAVEZ Feb. 13, 1962 – March 6, 2016

Mark Anthony Chavez, born February 13, 1962 of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away from liver failure after a two year courageous fight. He went into the arms of the Lord peacefully on March 6, 2016.

Mark was a graduate of Los Alamos High School, class of 1980, and obtained a Certificate of Barbering in 2013 from Northern New Mexico Community College.

He was preceded in death by his oldest brother Mitchell Paul Chavez, older brother Nicholas Thomas Chavez, his oldest nephew Jason A. Smith, and brother in-law Joe E. Chavez.

He is survived

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Obituary: Jewell N. Roberts Dec. 8, 1918 – March 14, 2016

on March 21, 2016 - 7:27am

JEWELL N. ROBERTS Dec. 8, 1918 – March 14, 2016

With the passing of Jewell Naomi Roberts in Albuquerque on March 14, 2016, the world lost a woman known among her friends and family for her indomitable will and incredible inner strength. 

Born on Dec. 8, 1918, in Van Town, Mo., to Homer L. and Cordie M. Montgomery, Jewell was the third of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her four brothers, Charles, Francis, Floyd and Ralph Montgomery; and one sister, Ruth Ketchum, who had also lived in Los Alamos.

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Obituary: Cindy Jo (Tech) Wegner May 15, 1962 – Jan. 29, 2016

on March 20, 2016 - 10:18am

CINDY JO (TECH) WEGNER May 15, 1962 Jan. 29, 2016

Cindy Jo (Tech) Wegner of Copperas Cove, Texas passed away on January 29, 2016 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Columbarium in Los Alamos, New Mexico the end of May.

Cindy was born in Vermillion, South Dakota May 15, 1962. She was confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in 1976 and attended elementary and high school in Los Alamos, New Mexico graduating in 1980. She then went on to New Mexico State University to further her

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Obituary: Karen Ann Young March 11, 2016

on March 17, 2016 - 5:39pm

KAREN ANN YOUNG March 11, 2016

Funeral services for Karen Ann Young, 46, who died in the crash of a single engine aircraft she was flying, will be Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Burial will be in Gauje Pines Cemetery followed by a reception at the church’s Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall.

Young was a native of Los Alamos. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1987. She earned the B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and the Master’s and Ph.D Degrees in Materials Science, all from the University of California, Davis Campus.

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