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Obituary: Campbell Allen Morris – Oct. 20, 2015

on November 2, 2015 - 11:33am

CAMPBELL ALLEN MORRIS Oct. 20, 2015

Campbell Allen Morris (Cam), 78, of Richmond, VA passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 after a long and heroic battle with cancer. 

Cam was born in Sanderson, Texas and lived in Los Alamos, NM for 25 years before moving to Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. and Viola Allen Scott Morris, his brothers Clyde and Charles, and sisters Marjorie, Mamie and Nancy.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole, and sons Christopher (Karen) and children Spencer and Ethan of Chili, New Mexico, and Allen (Peggy) and children Rheanna,

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Obituary: Louisa C. Stavert May 29, 1923 – Oct. 7, 201

on October 23, 2015 - 10:45am

LOUISA C. STAVERT May 29, 1923 Oct. 7, 2015

Louisa C. Stavert, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in White Rock, NM on October 7, 2015 while surrounded by her family.

Louisa was born in Ogden, Utah on May 29, 1923 to immigrant parents from Amsterdam, Holland. They later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada (a small town at that time with a population of 2,000) where Louisa spent her early years. She told the family many stories of living in a wood-sided tent and sharing a bed with her two sisters.

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Obituary: John William Roberts, Jr Sept. 15, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2015

on October 20, 2015 - 8:23am
JOHN WILLIAM ROBERTS, JR Sept. 15, 1923  – Sept. 29, 2015

John William Roberts, Jr of Damascus, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 92. 

He was born in Dewy Rose, Georgia, and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a law degree, and worked as an attorney for the Interior Department, the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, ERDA, the Department of Energy, and Synfuels Corporation.

He is survived by a loving wife Mary Frances Burleson Roberts, 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.

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Obituary: Heidi Mildred Taylor Oct. 3, 1961 – Oct.18, 2015

on October 19, 2015 - 5:27pm

HEIDI MILDRED TAYLOR Oct. 3, 1961 Oct.18, 2015

Heidi Mildred Taylor, a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend has passed on Sunday October 18, 2015 after a long and dignified battle with ovarian cancer. 

Heidi was born on October 3, 1961 in Beverly, Massachusetts to Ursula and Charles Dickman. After graduating from Colby College in 1983, she met her soul mate Don Taylor, and relocated to enchanting Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Don and Heidi have proudly owned and operated Don Taylor’s Photography together since 1984. There, they raised and celebrated life with their two children Luke

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Obituary: Margaret ‘Maggi’ Manthei Oct. 17, 1927 – Oct. 14, 2015

on October 19, 2015 - 4:46pm

MARGARET “MAGGI” MANTHEI Oct. 17, 1927 – Oct. 14, 2015

Margaret “Maggi” Manthei, a long time resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away on October 14, 2015. She was 87 years old and living near her son, Lee Manthei, in Leesburg, Virginia. She succumbed to complications from Alzheimer’s. 

Maggi is survived by her sister, Shirley Sutherland, and her Son Lee and his family. 

Maggi was born in Des Moines, Iowa, October 17, 1927. She graduated from Drake University and moved to Los Alamos in 1956 where she worked in the Laboratory as a group secretary. 

She was married to Allen Manthei

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Obituary: Barbara Ann Canavan Dec. 6, 1943 – Oct. 15, 2015

on October 19, 2015 - 8:47am

BARBARA ANN CANAVAN Dec. 6, 1943 – Oct. 15, 2015

Barbara Ann Canavan passed away of natural causes in Los Alamos, New Mexico where she was a long term resident, on Thursday October 15, 2015. She was 71 years old.

Barbara was an inspirational teacher, a tireless worker, and a born leader. She had the highest moral standards, but always applied them with a loving heart. Barbara lived her life with grace and joy. She warmed every heart she touched.

Barbara Ann Bohn was born on December 6, 1943 in Northbridge MA at Whitinsville Hospital to Col. Frank Leroy Bohn and Mrs. Marian Duggan Bohn.

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Obituary: Lois Draper Brashear Oct. 13, 2015

on October 17, 2015 - 10:44am

LOIS DRAPER BRASHEAR Oct. 13, 2015

Lois Draper Brashear passed away October 13, 2015 at the age of 93. She was the daughter of Clarence and Leah Draper. 

Lois married Robert Brashear October 12, 1942. They moved to Los Alamos in 1962. After raising her children she worked for LANL as a buyer. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities there. She was a great cook and loved playing cards with her family.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her loving parents and two sisters.

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Obituary: Madeline Anne Donohoe Sept. 3, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2015

on October 14, 2015 - 6:50pm

MADELINE ANNE DONOHOE Sept. 3, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2015

Madeline Anne Donohoe, 54, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2015.

Anne was born on September 3, 1961 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Peter and Lynn Reynolds. While attending North Carolina State University she met her future husband, Robert, and they were married on April 11, 1984. They moved with their young son Sean to Los Alamos in 1988, where Robert took a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Their second son Patrick was born shortly thereafter

Anne worked several years at the YMCA before joining LANL

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Obituary: Rev. Norman Joseph Mead Oct. 7, 2015

on October 11, 2015 - 10:39am

REV. NORMAN JOSEPH MEAD Oct. 7, 2015

Rev. Norman Joseph Mead, 94, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away after a series of health problems of increasing seriousness on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Born 1921 in Rochester, NY, son of William Clyde Mead and Georgina Edwards Mead, he was raised on a small rural farm near Spencerport, NY, with his older brother Clyde D. Mead and the family dog Dixie. His father worked as a journeyman electrician, while his mother was a devout Christian homemaker.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Houghton College, and a Bachelor of Theology from Eastern Baptist

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Obituary: Kathleen Johnstone Fergus Sept. 12, 1936 – Sept. 30, 2015

on October 9, 2015 - 10:07am

KATHLEEN JOHNSTONE FERGUS Sept. 12, 1936 Sept. 30, 2015

Kathleen Johnstone Fergus, passed away on September 30, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM.

Beloved by her family, Kathleen was born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 12, 1936 to Thomas and Catherine Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Alasdair J. B. Fergus.

Kathleen is lovingly remembered by her children, Andrew (Flora) of Kamloops, British Columbia, and Gillian (Andrew) of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and by her five grandchildren, Ryan, Holly, and Jenna Erickson, & Ruaridh, and Coen Stormer Fergus.

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Obituary: Dr. James Neil Downing March 21, 1943 – Sept. 27, 2015

on October 2, 2015 - 2:56pm

DR. JAMES NEIL DOWNING March 21, 1943 – Sept. 27, 2015

James Neil Downing, Jr. passed away on September 27, 2015 in Garden Ridge, Texas.

He was born on March 21, l943 in Bonham, Texas to James Neil Downing, Sr. and Mary Helen Downing. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Morgan-Downing of Garden Ridge, Texas; son Scott Downing; daughter-in-law, Donna Downing; grandchildren, Katie Downing, JD Downing, and Audrey Downing of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Also, his sister, Patricia Keene; brother-in-law, Joe Keene of San Marcos, California, along with niece,

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Obituary: Trevor Orr July 31, 1967 – Aug. 26, 2015

on October 2, 2015 - 10:05am

TREVOR ORR July 31, 1967 – Aug. 26, 2015

Trevor Orr, Los Alamos resident of roughly twenty years, died on August 26th, 2015. He was 48.

Trevor was born in Houston, TX, on July 31st, 1967. The youngest of three children, he was born to Jimmy and Sally Orr. He grew up primarily in Houston, before moving to New Mexico half way through high school. He graduated from Pecos High in 1985, and briefly studied at NMSU. 

He became an active member of Capital Christian Church in Santa Fe, and went on several missions around the world. His missions included places like Iraq, Albania, and Ecuador. 

In

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Obituary: William Miles Brittelle Jr. Sept. 27, 2015

on September 30, 2015 - 1:33pm
WILLIAM MILES BRITTELLE JR. Sept. 27, 2015
 
William Miles Brittelle Jr., departed this world September 27th, 2015 surrounded by his family at home in Los Alamos, NM; he was 83.
 
Miles was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in his passing by his mother and father Mildred and William M. Brittelle Sr. and his children Christine and Mark. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce; his revered brother Martin; his cherished children Bill, Greg & Suzi, Matthew, Micah & Stacy, and Mack; his three nieces, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
Miles graduated from
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Obituary: Jeanne Carpenter Houtz Sept. 25, 2015

on September 30, 2015 - 12:59pm

JEANNE CARPENTER HOUTZ Sept. 25, 2015

Jeanne Carpenter Houtz, 93, died quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Chandler, AZ.

She was married to Harry Edward Houtz, Jr. in 1949. They had been married for 50 years at the time of his death in 1999.

She is survived by her brother, James Carpenter and his wife, Cleo, of Alexandria, MN; four children: Marguerite, and her husband, Barry Cooper, of Tempe, AZ, their children, Christopher, Shawn, and Amy; Bryan, and his wife, Kelli of Gilbert, AZ, their children, Shaun, Jason, Nathan, Thomas, Ryan, Kylli, and Jeremiah; Stephen, of

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Obituary: Donald Richard Pompeo Sept. 27, 2015

on September 30, 2015 - 8:56am

DONALD RICHARD POMPEO Sept. 27, 2015

Donald Richard Pompeo, 75, a resident of Los Alamos passed away at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO on Sunday, September 27, 2015 following a brief illness.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Fay Pompeo; brother, Harry Pompeo, Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Lena Mae Barkley.

Don will be remembered as a happy man with an infectious smile and for the generosity of his time in helping others. He loved the game of golf and was an active member of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association.

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Obituary: Bert Thomas Tiano, Sr. Aug. 26, 1916 – Sept. 12, 2015

on September 29, 2015 - 8:56am

BERT THOMAS TIANO, SR. Aug. 26, 1916 – Sept. 12, 2015

On September 12, 2015, Bert Tiano passed away peacefully after a vibrant 99-year life. 

Bert was born on August 26, 1916, in Berwind, Colorado. He was the seventh of nine children born to Antonio Tiano and Elisa Della Valle. All through his life he was extremely close to his siblings. He was preceded in death by Joe, Rose, Mary, Tom, John, Beth, and Joyce; his sister, Virginia Flores, lives in California.

Bert moved to Santa Fe as a child, and completed high school there, although he spent much of his spare time at the pool hall where

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Obituary: Arthur Joseph Jaramillo March 19, 1943 – Sept. 20, 2015

on September 23, 2015 - 11:39am

ARTHUR JOSEPH JARAMILLO March 19, 1943 – Sept. 20, 2015

Arthur Joseph Jaramillo, 72, a longtime resident of Pojoaque Valley passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Drucilla Jaramillo; brother, Joseph Jaramillo, Jr., sister, Drucilla Sandoval. Arthur was born on March 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California to Joseph and Drucilla Jaramillo. When he was four years old he moved with his family to New Mexico where he grew up in Los Alamos and where he graduated from high School in 1961.

After he graduated he joined

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Obituary: David D. Smith Oct. 9, 1957 – Sept. 18, 2015

on September 23, 2015 - 11:09am

DAVID D. SMITH Oct. 9, 1957 – Sept. 18, 2015

David D. Smith, 57, of Los Alamos, NM passed away on September 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by the family that he so dearly loved and treasured.  His death was a result of a very hard battle fought against a sudden illness.

David was born in Oil City, PA on October 9, 1957 to Larry D. Smith and Yvonne E. Toy.  With a brief stop in Garland, TX, David’s family finally ended up in Los Alamos in the early 1960’s.

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Obituary: Don Brancato Feb. 24, 1958 – Sept. 16, 2015

on September 23, 2015 - 10:44am

DON BRANCATO Feb. 24, 1958 – Sept. 16, 2015

Don Brancato of Rio Rancho, NM passed away September 16, 2015.

He was born in Bayshore, NY on February 24, 1958. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1976 and from NMSU where is was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

While living in Las Vegas, NV he worked in the restaurant business until he retired and moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Don enjoyed sports, gardening and photography. He was famously known for his outstanding sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother Ellie Leavitt; brothers Bob and Tom; sister Laura; nieces Brenda and Liz;

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Obituary: Patrick ‘Pat’ Joseph Burns Aug. 8, 1952 – Sept. 17, 2015

on September 22, 2015 - 8:37pm

PATRICK PAT JOSEPH BURNS Aug. 8, 1952 Sept. 17, 2015

Patrick “Pat” Joseph Burns, songwriter, musician, historian/editor, teacher, father, grandfather, brother and friend to so many, passed away suddenly on the evening of September 17, 2015, in Santa Fe, NM.

He was born in Albuquerque, NM, on August 8, 1952, to Jessica and Raymond Burns. Pat spent his entire life in the Northern New Mexico area. He loved to soak at Ojo Caliente Natural Hot Springs, take pictures of spectacular sunsets and truly appreciated the beauty that surrounded him.

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Obituary: Patricia (Patti Jo) Daugharty Feb. 1, 1957 – Sept. 4, 2015

on September 21, 2015 - 8:49pm

PATRICIA (PATTI JO) DAUGHARTY Feb. 1, 1957 – Sept. 4, 2015

 

Patti Jo Daugharty passed away peacefully on September 4, 2015 following a several year battle with kidney failure and related health issues.

 

Patti is survived by her husband, John Daugharty, and daughter, Brandi Engeman of Los Alamos; her granddaughter, Romilly; her mother, Jan Anders of Tucson, Arizona; her sister Jonna Adams of Pasco, Washington; her brother Mike Durkin, of Littleton, Colorado; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Patti was born in Richland, Washington and traveled extensively throughout the U.S.

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Obituary: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Ehrenkranz April 3, 1927 – Sept. 17

on September 21, 2015 - 8:16pm

MARGARET “PEGGY” EHRENKRANZ April 3, 1927 September 19, 2015

Margaret “Peggy” Ehrenkranz, 88, former Los Alamos resident, passed away peacefully in Arlington, Virginia, on September 19, 2015. A graveside service will be held at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Born on April 3, 1927, in Easton, Pennsylvania, Peggy was a graduate of Wilson College, wife of the late Theodore E. Ehrenkranz, and resident of Los Alamos from 1959-2007.

She is survived by her children, Douglas and his wife Sharon Ehrenkranz and Katherine and her husband Paul

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Obituary: Clarice Cole Amies Oct. 7, 1927 – Sept. 17, 2015

on September 21, 2015 - 7:02pm

CLARICE COLE AMIES Oct. 7, 1927 – Sept. 17, 2015

Clarice Cole Amies, 88, died on Thursday, September 17, 2015, after a long struggle with multiple health complications and associated chronic pain. Born October 7, 1927 in Rochester, New York, Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Evelyn Youmans Cole and Mason Cole, and her sisters, Lois Hale, Shirley Truex, and Kathleen Broman. 

Clarice graduated from Monroe High School (Rochester, New York) in 1945, and went on to work at Western Union.

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Obituary: William A. Hudson Sept. 11, 2015

on September 18, 2015 - 1:38pm

WILLIAM A. HUDSON Sept. 11, 2015

 

William A. Hudson died peacefully at home on September 11, 2015.

 

Born New York City in 1925, Hudson joined the US Marine Corps in 1943. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for action on Iwo Jima. After WWII he received BS and MA degrees in health and physical education from New York University.

 

Hudson came to New Mexico in 1949 and taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 33 years as a physical educator, swimming and cross country coach.

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Obituary: Kevin Steven Donavan Chavez May 4, 1988 – Sept. 15, 2015

on September 18, 2015 - 12:31pm

KEVIN STEVEN DONAVAN CHAVEZ May 4, 1988 – Sept. 15, 2015

Kevin Steven Donavan Chavez, 27, a resident of El Rancho, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 after a long and courageous fight after a car accident in April 2012 that left him a quadriplegic and changed his life forever.

Kevin rehabbed intensely at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado for four months. Kevin had many bumps along the road, but continued his fight wanting to do great things. Kevin was born on May 4, 1988 to Felix and Gloria Chavez.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, E. Nestor Lujan and Max L.

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