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OBITUARY: Robert Oscar Riley Nov. 23, 1938 – Feb. 3, 2015

on February 5, 2015 - 12:21pm

ROBERT OSCAR RILEY Nov. 23, 1938 – Feb. 3, 2015

Robert Oscar Riley, 76, of Hernandez, passed away without pain on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in White Rock, following a short illness.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lola Riley; in-laws, Ruth and Harold Nedrow.  Robert was born November 23, 1938, the second child of Clarence Oscar and Lola Belle Rawls Riley in Monticello, Arkansas.


OBITUARY: Mabel Clara Nelson Young Jan. 29, 1916 – Jan. 29, 2015

on February 3, 2015 - 2:24pm

MABEL CLARA NELSON YOUNG Jan. 29, 1916 Jan. 29, 2015

Mabel Clara Nelson Young, born January 29, 1916 in Lander, Wyoming and passed away at home in La Madera, NM on her 99th birthday, January 29, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Mabel spent most of her childhood in the Bay Area of California. She started playing piano with a dance band in high school, and continued to make a living this way into her twenties. In 1938 she married Irvin Henneker. Two years later their only child, Carol was born. Carol was the light of her life. Sadly, she was widowed when Carol was just six.


OBITUARY: George Lorio Nov. 13, 1936 – Jan. 24, 2015

on February 3, 2015 - 9:59am

GEORGE LORIO Nov. 13, 1936 – Jan. 24, 2015

George Lorio D.D.S., a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully at El Castillo on Saturday, January 24, 2015 surrounded by the prayers of beloved friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio Paul and Clara Lorio. 

George was born November 13, 1936 in David, Panama.


OBITUARY: Mark Wolfsberg – Jan. 31, 2015

on February 1, 2015 - 11:56am

MARK WOLFSBERG Jan. 31, 2015

On January 31, the sun came out in upstate New York after a cold snowstorm; the sky was blue, the air was crisp, and Mark Wolfsberg passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Delmar. His entire family was home along with his mother, mother in law, and brother. He was a week short of his 53rd birthday.

During his four-year battle with cancer, Mark was an inspiration with his honest and straightforward understanding of his condition, always putting a positive face on the situation, never wallowing in self pity, and leading a full life until very recently.


OBITUARY: Rebecca Elizabeth Richerson-Farris March 25, 1964 – Jan. 26, 2015

on January 30, 2015 - 10:21am


Rebecca Elizabeth Richerson-Farris, 50, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by brother, Jeffery, whom she adored.

Rebecca was born on March 25, 1964 to Howard and Carmen Richerson, she is the youngest of four children. She devoted her life to rescuing wolves and owned several throughout the years. She loved and cared for all animals and gave a home to any animal in need of one. Rebecca was always available to assist anyone, day or night.


OBITUARY: Jeanette Edeskuty Jan. 26, 2015

on January 28, 2015 - 11:22am


Jeanette Edeskuty, 89, a resident of Los Alamos since 1950, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Edeskuty, Sr.; parents, Alfred and Adelia Bergren and brother, Donald Bergren. Jeanette loved to travel and went all over the world with her beloved husband, Fred. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a passionate home maker and excellent cook. She was an active member of the church and enjoyed skiing all the way into her 70’s. She also enjoyed music and loved going to the opera.


Obituary: Thomas Joseph Humphrey Aug. 8, 1944 – Jan. 25, 2015

on January 27, 2015 - 9:29am

THOMAS JOSEPH HUMPHREY Aug. 8, 1944 – Jan. 25, 2015

Thomas Joseph Humphrey died January 25, 2015 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro, Ga. after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born Aug. 8, 1944 to the late Walter Burton Humphrey and Margaret Ellis Humphrey. Before moving to Statesboro in 1997, he lived most of his life in Los Alamos, N.M. where he worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory and in Fairbanks, Alaska where he retired as data processing manager for Golden Valley Electric Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother,


OBITUARY: Earl A. Meyer Aug. 12, 1924 – Dec. 31, 2014

on January 27, 2015 - 6:26am

EARL A. MEYER Aug. 12, 1924 Dec. 31, 2014

Earl A. Meyer, 90, passed away in his bed in the early morning of December 31st, 2014 in his home in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He is greatly missed.

We will remember this quietly impressive, deeply honorable and kind man. He was happiest being with his wife and family, solving scientific problems, fishing on nearby lakes, and listening to big band music, especially with the Farish family, close friends.


OBITUARY: William 'Bill' Charles Robbins Dec. 1, 1923 - Jan. 23, 2015

on January 26, 2015 - 11:51am

WILLIAM "BILL" CHARLES ROBBINS Dec. 1, 1923 - Jan. 23, 2015

William "Bill" Charles Robbins died January 23, 2015. He was born December 1, 1923.

Bill loyally served his Country, lovingly served his family and faithfully served his God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Robbins. He is survived by three children; Cathy Stallings; Wes Robbins; Ellen West.

Memorial service to be held at Christian Church, Los Alamos, NM at 1:00pm Thursday January 29, 2015.


OBITUARY: Willard B. Dudgeon April 18, 1931 – Jan. 22, 2015

on January 23, 2015 - 11:16am
WILLARD B. DUDGEON April 18, 1931Jan. 22, 2015
Willard B. Dudgeon, 83, of Loveland, Colo., passed away on January 22, 2015. He was born April 18, 1931 in Carleton, NE. to Thelma and Burton Dudgeon.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked most of his career for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He married Lenore Schaller on Sept. 6, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev. He enjoyed hiking, playing cards with good friends and family, gardening,  building furniture, and construction projects on his home.

OBITUARY: Jamie Neal Gardner May 29, 1953 – Jan. 17, 2015

on January 23, 2015 - 9:56am
JAMIE NEAL GARDNER May 29, 1953  Jan. 17, 2015
On January 17, 2015 the world lost a great man, father, fisherman, husband, clown and scientist. Jamie Neal Gardner died at the age of 61. He leaves behind a loving family, the fish still left to catch, echoes of laughter and a legacy of groundbreaking science.
Jamie was born on May 29, 1953 to Helen and Bud Gardner in Spokane, Washington. Jamie spent most of his childhood in Washington until business took his father and family to Japan and then to California.

OBITUARY: John Evans Hill Feb. 21, 1945 – Jan. 12, 2015

on January 21, 2015 - 1:08pm

JOHN EVANS HILL Feb. 21, 1945 – Jan. 12, 2015

John Evans Hill, 69, resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM after suffering from heart failure. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marian J. Whitley and the father who raised him, Edward F. Whitley, as well as his biological father, John T. Hill, a decorated deceased World War II veteran who was killed in the war before John was born. He was survived by his wife of 46 years, Luella A. Hill; daughter, Stephanie A. Hill; brother, Richard F.


OBITUARY: Laura Elizabeth Marquardt Roach June 7, 1920 – Jan. 1, 2015

on January 21, 2015 - 6:50am


Former Los Alamos resident, Laura Elizabeth Marquardt Roach was born June 7, 1920 in Two Rivers, Wis., and completed her baptismal journey on January 1, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM at age 94.

The fourth of seven children, her parents, Gusta Krueger Marquardt and Leonard Marquardt, left their native country of Germany in the early 1900s to find a better life in America. German was spoken at home, and Laura learned English as a “second” language when she started school.


OBITUARY: Virginia Lee Marr Sept. 8, 1918–Jan. 17, 2015

on January 18, 2015 - 10:45am

VIRGINIA LEE MARR Sept. 8, 1918 – Jan. 17, 2015

Virginia passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015 at the age of 96 while surrounded by her loving family. She lived a long and fulfilling life.

Born on a dry farm in South Eastern Wyoming on September 8, 1918. She graduated from Guernsey High School in Wyoming in 1936. She moved to work in Long Beach, California for Lockheed Aircraft Company.

She married the love of her life Robert in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 1942. In February 1957 Robert and Virginia moved to Los Alamos and lived in the Chapel apartments.


OBITUARY: Jennifer (Primak) Weiss April 23, 1972 – Jan. 8, 2015

on January 13, 2015 - 5:26pm

JENNIFER (PRIMAK) WEISS April 23, 1972  Jan. 8, 2015

Jennifer (Primak) Weiss, a devoted mother of two and resident of Boulder, Colo., passed away on January 8th, 2015, at the age of 42. Jenny is survived by her parents, Stan and Joan Primak, sisters Chelsea Primak and Marybeth Germinario, and her husband, Scott and beloved children Tanner Dylan and Samantha Bari Weiss.

Jenny was born in Ft.


OBITUARY: Dolores 'Dolly' Everett Jan. 7, 2015

on January 13, 2015 - 7:46am


Dolores "Dolly" Everett, widow of C.J. Everett, was a resident of Los Alamos since 1947. She was well-known for her many volunteer efforts in the town throughout her life. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, headed the Candy Striper program at LAMC, was instrumental in establishing Casa Mesita, as well as Sombrillo Nursing Home. In her later years she collected lunch money at the Senior Center.

A transplant from Wisconsin, Dolly grew to love the Southwest, and Los Alamos became her true home.


OBITUARY: Roberta Delores MacInnes Dec. 20, 2014

on January 10, 2015 - 9:40am


Roberta Delores MacInnes, age 64, a resident of Los Alamos since 1997, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center from a brief illness. She was surrounded in death by her loving family.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Geneva Hinkson; her brother, Robert Hinkson, Jr. and her sister, Bobbie Hinkson. Roberta is survived by her beloved husband of 17 years, Mark A.


OBITUARY: Virginia 'Ginger' Richins Jan. 6, 2015

on January 9, 2015 - 12:20pm


Virginia “Ginger” Richins, 84, a resident of Duncan Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ward Richins; son, Frank Edwards; brother, Rowan Willis; parents, Frank and Frances Willis. Ginger loved horse related activities and was active in the Cowbells club for most of her life. She enjoyed her kids and grandchildren in their many activities. Ginger was known for loving a good game of cards. Those who knew her became friends quickly and loved her sense of humor and kindness.

She is


OBITUARY: Helen T. Bender Dec. 24, 2014

on January 9, 2015 - 11:25am

OBITUARY: HOWARD F. GUTHRIE Aug. 17, 1959 – Nov. 14, 2014

on January 6, 2015 - 4:56pm

HOWARD F. GUTHRIE Aug. 17, 1959 Nov. 14, 2014

Howard F. Guthrie, age 55, of Albuquerque, NM, flew straight up to heaven on November 14, 2014, following a tragic plane crash in the San Juan National Forest, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Howard was born August 17, 1959, in Santa Fe, NM. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1978 and later served in the U.S. Navy. He lived a life full of adventure and never bypassed an opportunity to make a memory, making many life-long friends along the way.


OBITUARY: Don Liska Nov. 3, 1929 – Dec. 26, 2014

on January 5, 2015 - 7:13am

DONALD J. LISKA Nov. 3, 1929 – Dec. 26, 2014

Don Liska, 85, died at home after a brief illness with Alice, his wife of 59 years, by his side.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Don received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. It was there that he met Alice. Don and Alice were avid members of the UofW Hoofers, an outdoor enthusiast club where they discovered their love of climbing and the outdoors. Don was drafted into the US Army immediately upon his graduation and served for 2 years.

Don began his career as an Engineer in


OBITUARY: Martha Jean Ferrell Sept. 2, 1935 – Dec. 29, 2014

on January 3, 2015 - 9:33am

MARTHA JEAN FERRELL Sept. 2, 1935 Dec. 29, 2014

Martha Jean Ferrell, 79, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Four Season’s Specialty Care Unit at Aspen Ridge Retirement Community in Los Alamos, NM. After a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Jean died peacefully in her sleep.

She is survived by her son, William and wife Barbara Ferrell of Los Alamos; one sister, JoAnna Richardson of Boulder, Colorado; and one brother Harold and wife Esther of Hays, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert B.


OBITUARY: Joyce Kathryn Landry Blanco Dec. 19, 2014

on December 28, 2014 - 7:05am


Joyce Kathryn Landry Blanco passed away December 19, 2014. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, December 29, 2 o’clock at the White Rock Baptist Church.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Charles Blanco; parents Tony and Marie Landry; and brothers Harvey and Allen Landry.


OBITUARY: Patrick Alan Minor July 23, 1953 – Nov. 5, 2014

on December 28, 2014 - 6:49am

PATRICK ALAN MINOR July 23, 1953 – Nov. 5, 2014

Patrick Alan Minor died November 5th, 2014 at Gentiva  Hospice in Albuquerque, NM. Pat, a Christian, was loved and adored by his family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Pat was born July 23, 1953, at Keesler AFB, near Biloxi, Mississippi, to Robb and Shirlee McDonald Minor. His pre-school years were spent in D'Iberville, Mississippi, and Manhattan, Kansas. In D'Iberville, he enjoyed chasing cows and hiding under the house which was built on concrete blocks - much to his Mother's consternation.


OBITUARY: Elmo Cde Baca Dec. 20, 2014

on December 25, 2014 - 7:06am

ELMO CDE BACA Dec. 20, 2014

Longtime Los Alamos resident, Elmo Cde Baca passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in his home. He was 88 years old.

He was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, graduating with a degree in Biology from Highlands University. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a medical corpsman.

Elmo began his life on the “hill” as a Zia company painter. Throughout his life he has owned a variety of successful Los Alamos businesses and has developed commercial property throughout the downtown area.