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OBITUARY: Teresa Baca Smith Dec. 4. 2014

on December 7, 2014 - 10:56am

TERESA BACA SMITH Dec. 4, 2014

Teresa Baca Smith (nee Salazar), longtime resident of Los Alamos, previously of Santa Fe, passed away on December 4, 2014. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Smith; parents, Odila and Joaquin Salazar; brothers Jack, Robert, Tom and Rudy Salazar; and sisters Lydia Silveria and Ofelia Apodaca.

She is survived by her son, Mark Baca of Platteville, Wisconsin; daughters Diana Baca of Denver, Colorado and Paula Baca of Ashland, Oregon; granddaughter Arianna Brooks of Ashland, Oregon; sister Clara (Joe) Briones of Santa Fe; brother Dennis (Julia) of Santa

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OBITUARY: Bret E. Knapp Aug. 21, 1958 – Nov. 18, 2014

on December 7, 2014 - 10:22am

BRET E. KNAPP Aug. 21, 1958 – Nov. 18, 2014

Bret Knapp, 56, a dedicated family man with a dry wit and wry welcoming smile, died recently after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Knapp is survived by his wife, Sheryl, and two sons, Cameron and Trevor. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister.

Born and raised in Livermore, CA he was the son of Dr. Myron William Knapp and Dorris Riggs Knapp. Myron was the first test director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducting nuclear tests in the atolls of the South Pacific, as well as the Nevada Test Site.

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OBITUARY: Elizabeth Quintana Nov. 29, 2014

on December 3, 2014 - 2:05pm

ELIZABETH "LIZ" LISA QUINTANA Nov. 29, 2014

Elizabeth "Liz" Lisa Quintana, 37, a resident of Santa Cruz passed away from an automobile accident on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her father, Heremenjildo Quintana; paternal grandmother, Maria Reyes, paternal grandfather, Francisco Quintana, maternal grandparents, Ramon Leyba and Dorothy Montoya.

Liz was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and cousin. Her passion was bowling and she could sit and watch movies, a couple of her favorites were Hunger Games, Hercules, among many others.

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Obituary: Annabelle Honnell Dec. 26, 1929 – Dec. 1, 2014

on December 3, 2014 - 9:17am

ANNABELLE HONNELL Dec. 26, 1929 Dec. 1, 2014

Annabelle Honnell, 84, beloved wife and mother and a forty six-year resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014.

She was born December 26, 1929 in Huntington, W.V. where she attended St. Joseph High School and graduated from Marshall College. In the course of her career, she worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, General Electric, where she met her future husband Richard and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

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Obituary: Leona Medina Tiede Nov. 29, 2014

on December 2, 2014 - 11:25am

LEONA MEDINA TIEDE Nov. 29, 2014

Leona Medina Tiede, 73, a resident of Chimayo, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Medina and Julia Roybal Medina; in-laws, Lawrence Tiede and Virginia Stobing Tiede; three brothers, Emilio, Michael, and Leonard Medina; brother-in-law, David Dominguez; niece, Carol Trujillo Gomez.

Leona was born in Jerome, Arizona, a copper-mining town, and grew up in Chimayo next to El Santuario de Chimayo.

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Obituary: Patricia Ann Bass Barr Sept. 17, 1955 – Nov. 21, 2014

on November 26, 2014 - 2:47pm

Patricia Ann Bass Barr Sept. 17, 1955 – Nov. 21, 2014

Patricia Ann Bass Barr passed away on Nov. 21, 2014. She was 59 and had been struggling with liver disease. Patricia was born in Columbia, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 1955 to Charles and Wilma Bass.

She attended school in Columbia, TN and graduated high school 1973.  She attended David Lipscomb College and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1977. Patricia met and married Stuart Bowling in 1983 and moved west to Los Alamos, N.M.  There she found employment with Los Alamos County where she worked until her retirement in 2009.

She and Stuart

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Obituary: Gavin Vaughan March 14, 1931 – Nov. 14, 2014

on November 25, 2014 - 7:02am

Gavin Vaughan March 14, 1931 – Nov. 14, 2014

Gavin Vaughan, of Alvin, Texas, passed away at age 83, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Gavin dedicated his life to serving the Lord and had a great love for all people.

Gavin is survived by: three  children – Cullene Hobbs and husband Larry; Gavin Vaughan II and wife Shelby; and Debbe Vaughan; five grandchildren – Kevin Hobbs and wife Tara; Travis Hobbs and wife Shandar; Jena Polly and husband Scott; Cody Jones and wife Lynsey; Chelsae Haines and husband Matt; and five great-grand children – Keller Hobbs, Rylyn Hobbs, Reagan Haines, Kaiden Polly and

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OBITUARY: Walton Chapman Oct. 20, 1927 – Nov. 16, 2014

on November 19, 2014 - 8:56am

WALTON CHAPMAN Oct. 20, 1927  Nov. 16, 2014

Walton Chapman, 87, went home to the Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Oct. 20, 1927 to George Walton Chapman and Helen Brandt Chapman, Walt was married to Joan Wallace, now deceased, for 54 years.  

Walt graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Psychology. He served in the USMC during WWII. He started Walton Chapman Builders Company in Santa Fe in 1966 developing some of the finest home and office communities in Santa Fe.

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OBITUARY: Sheldon Kalberg June 16, 1943 – Nov. 5, 2014

on November 9, 2014 - 8:22am

SHELDON KALBERG June 16, 1943 – Nov. 5, 2014

The world lost Sheldon Kalberg on November 5th, 2014. He was born June 16th, 1943, to Martin and Karen Kalberg in Glendive, Montana.

Sheldon leaves behind his adoring daughters, Kirstin and Lisa Kalberg of Albuquerque, son-in-law Andy Browning and grandson, Dylan. He is also survived by his dear sister, JoAnn Roe, brother-in-law, Carl Roe, and their children, Peggy Maez, Mike, Tom, and Tim Roe, as well as many great nieces and nephews.

He was blessed with an extraordinary blended family including Wendy Kalberg, Scott Hand, Mike McConnell-Hand,

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OBITUARY: Jean Marie Parker Dec. 11, 1922 – Oct. 25, 2014

on November 1, 2014 - 10:20am

JEAN MARIE PARKER Dec. 11, 1922 – Oct. 25, 2014

Mrs. Jean Marie Parker (née Norman), a 52 year resident of Marietta, Georgia, died peacefully in Kennesaw, Georgia, on October 25, 2014, at the age of 91. Jean always considered her life a “joyful journey”.

Jean was born on December 11, 1922, in Hitterdal, Minnesota, to Clara Charlotte Sanders and Henning Rogatious Norman. She grew up on their farm in Hawley, Minnesota, with her three sisters and three brothers.

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OBITUARY: Martha Lou Davis Aug. 20, 1953 – Oct. 8, 2014

on October 22, 2014 - 5:27pm

MARTHA LOU DAVIS Aug. 20, 1953 Oct. 8, 2014

Martha Lou Davis was a relative newcomer to Los Alamos, but quickly adapted her gardening style to the Southwest, practicing xeriscaping and permaculture. On a small number of fruit trees in her backyard she grafted over 100 fruit varieties including apples, pears, and apricots. It’s been said that her yard is one of the most fertile parts of Los Alamos.

Martha was born on August 20, 1953 in Dallas, OR to Crystalle and Paul Davis. The family moved to Corvallis, OR where she completed high school.

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OBITUARY: Fay Hand Feb. 16, 1932 – Oct. 3, 2014

on October 22, 2014 - 8:22am

FAYE HAND Feb. 16, 1932 – Oct. 3, 2014

Fay Hand was an amazing woman. She loved cooking large fancy holiday dinners, shopping, time with her family, gardening, kitty-cats, and (surprisingly) the Phoenix Suns basketball team. For those of us that knew her, it is with fond memories that we look back on her life. For those of you that didn't know her quite as well, this is the story of her life. 

Wanda Fay Clark was born on February 16, 1932. She grew up with two sisters, Iris and Patsy. Their young lives were filled with wild adventures that she loved to tell stories about.

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OBITUARY: Roland Arthur Jalbert Oct. 19, 2014

on October 20, 2014 - 2:30pm

ROLAND ARTHUR JALBERT Oct. 19, 2014

Roland Arthur Jalbert, 90, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully at home from a broken heart early Sunday morning following the death of his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth, who died October 9.

He is survived by their children and their spouses and grandchildren, Marc Jalbert, (Darby and Maddy) from Longmont Colorado; Louis and Dawn Jalbert (Elyse and Amanda) from Los Alamos; Marie-Louise Jalbert Hadden and Blaine Hadden from El Rito; and Christophe and Connie Jalbert (Connor) of Seattle, Washington.

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OBITUARY: Peggy Cody Stein July 5, 1928 – Oct. 11, 2014

on October 17, 2014 - 4:59pm

PEGGY CODY STEIN July 5, 1928 Oct. 11, 2014          

Peggy Cody Stein passed away on October 11, 2014, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was 86. 

Peggy was born on July 5, 1928 to Orvel and Vera Cody in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Peggy had a large extended family, and she loved to tell stories about the flamboyant characters from her family history. 

In 1947, Peggy met and married William (Bill) Stein. The young couple moved to Los Alamos in 1949, and together they raised four children.

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OBITUARY: Elizabeth Anne Jalbert Oct. 9, 2014

on October 14, 2014 - 1:39pm

ELIZABETH ANNE JALBERT Oct. 9, 2014

Elizabeth Anne Jalbert, 83, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, October 9, after a lengthy illness.

She is survived  by her husband of 57 years, Roland A Jalbert. She is also survived by her children and their spouses and grandchildren: Marc Jalbert, Darby and Maddy  from Longmont, Colorado; Louis and Dawn Jalbert, Elyse and Amanda from Los Alamos; Marie-Louise Jalbert Hadden and Blaine Hadden from El Rito; and Christophe and Connie Jalbert and Connor of Seattle, Washington.

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OBITUARY: William Earl Stein May 30, 1924 – Sept. 17, 2014

on October 12, 2014 - 1:43pm

William Earl Stein May 30, 1924 – Sept. 17, 2014

William Earl Stein (Bill) passed away on September 17, 2014 after a brief illness.

Bill was born on May 30, 1924 to David and Phoebe Stein in Rochester, New York. Bill was dedicated to serving his country. Bill’s father had served in the U.S. Navy during WWI, and Bill followed his example by enlisting in the Navy at the end of WWII. He served on the cruiser USS Cleveland, and then was sent to study electrical engineering at the University of Virginia by the Navy. 

While at the University of Virginia, Bill was a distinguished scholar and

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OBITUARY: Helene M. Emery Oct. 6, 2014

on October 9, 2014 - 10:10am

HELENE M. EMERY Oct. 6, 2014

Helene M. Emery, 91, a long-time resident of Los Alamos, died at Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos on October 6, 2014 of natural causes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Emery in 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Deborah Heath of Las Cruces, and DyAnne Short and her husband Tom of Los Alamos. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Olivia Heath, Camille Heath, Kermit Short and his wife Lucia, and great-grandson Alexander Short.

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OBITUARY: Gilbert Richard Naranjo Oct. 2, 2014

on October 6, 2014 - 12:13pm

GILBERT RICHARD NARANJO Oct. 2, 2014

Gilbert Richard Naranjo, 86, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, passed into the arms of the Lord on October 2, 2014, with his loving family at his side. Gilbert was preceded in death by his devoted wife Helen, parents Ted and Ellen Naranjo and sister Flora Miakos.

Although Gilbert suffered many health conditions throughout the years he always accepted his difficulties courageously and without complaint.

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OBITUARY: Bernard 'Bun' Ryan Dec. 23, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2014

on October 2, 2014 - 5:14pm

BERNARD "BUN" RYAN Dec. 23, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2014

Bernard "Bun" Ryan, 90, of Los Alamos, passed away on September 29, 2014. He had been a resident of Los Alamos since 1949.

Bun was born on December 23, 1923 in Leadville, CO, the youngest son of James and Bridget Ryan. Following graduation from Leadville High School in 1941, he worked for the JC Penney Corporation.

In 1943, he was drafted in the U.S. Army. He served in Field Artillery during the Pacific campaign of WWII until his discharge in 1946 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service and promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant.

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OBITUARY: Dr. James S. Brooks Sept. 27, 2014

on October 1, 2014 - 11:14am

Dr. JAMES S. BROOKS Sept. 27, 2014

Dr. James S. Brooks, 70, of Alligator Point, Fla., passed away on September 27, 2014 of natural causes.

He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physics at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. In addition, he was one of the early experimental faculty members to join the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory where he carried out a prolific research program with colleagues both in the United States and around the world. At the laboratory he was Director of the Condensed Matter Science and Experimental Group.

Prior to moving to Florida

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OBITUARY: Twilla Ruth Feiertag Nov. 12, 1933 - Sept. 26, 2014

on September 30, 2014 - 6:43am

TWILLA RUTH FEIERTAG Nov. 12, 1933 - Sept. 26, 2014

Twilla Ruth Feiertag was born on November 12, 1933, to Sylvia and Wilbur Gray in Chillicothe, Missouri, and returned to her Lord on Friday, September 26, 2014. 

She attended the Chillicothe elementary and high schools and graduated from Chillicothe Business College with a secretarial degree. After filling several positions, she ended her career with a 12 year stint as a Group Secretary in H Division. 

During this time, she met Tom Feiertag while assisting as a ballroom dance instructor, and they soon married.

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OBITUARY: David Korkos Sept. 28, 2014

on September 29, 2014 - 7:21pm

DAVID KORKOS Sept. 28, 2014

David Korkos died on September 28, at home, of cancer. He was 67 years old.

David grew up in Oshkosh, Wisc. and Santa Clara, Calif. After graduation from high school, he entered the Marine Corps, where he went on to serve in Vietnam.

Returning home he devoted himself to music and cooking. He played pedal steel guitar in a successful dance band, but he found that playing gigs was taking time away from his other love, cooking, and left the band. He got a job at Scopazzi’s Restaurant in Boulder Creek, Calif., which is where he and his wife met.

He was the

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OBITUARY: Janice Noreen Miller Aug. 21, 1939 – Aug. 4, 2014

on September 27, 2014 - 1:55pm

JANICE NOREEN MILLER Aug. 21, 1939 – Aug. 4, 2014

Janice Noreen Miller died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Ft. Collins, Colo. Janice died while in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer at the home of her daughter, Mara Miller. Janice donated her body to the University of Colorado in Denver for medical research.

Janice was born at home in Norman, Oklahoma, to Roy Virgil and Eva Geraldine Miller on August 21, 1939. Janice was the sixth child of seven.

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OBITUARY: Jill A. Mayo (Kave) May 31, 1968 – Sept. 22, 2014

on September 26, 2014 - 5:12pm

JILL A. MAYO (KAVE) May 31, 1968Sept. 22, 2014

Jill Mayo of Espanola, N.M. passed away on September 22, 2014 at the age of 46. She was born in Allentown, Pa. on May 31, 1968.

A longtime resident of Los Alamos, she worked as an accountant.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gilda M Kave. She is survived by her father, Elmer C. Kave, her sister Gina Smith, her brothers Anthony Kave and Dominic Kave, her children, Alissa Dison and Kailee Mayo, and her beloved grandchildren, Shana and Ethan Wallington.

The family would like to thank Jimmy and Dorthy Romero of Nambe and David and Judy

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OBITUARY: Frances (Fran) Nelson Rogers Jan. 10, 1922 – Sept. 23, 2014

on September 25, 2014 - 7:42am

FRANCES (FRAN) NELSON ROGERS Jan. 10, 1922 – Sept. 23, 2014

Frances (Fran) Nelson Rogers, 92, a beloved Los Alamos Living Treasure (2007) passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Warren Haas; parents Anne and Iver Nelson; brothers, Adrian and Leland Nelson; and her husband of 51 years, Walter LaVerne “Vern” Rogers.

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