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Edna Marx

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On May 8, Edna E. Marx passed away at the age of 91 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Edna was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Arena, Wis., as the only child of Oran McIntosh and Charlotte Porter. 

She attended East Side High School and at 16, she met her future husband Joseph E. Marx. At 22, they married and that same year they welcomed their first daughter, Charlotte Anne. Over the next four years, they welcomed two more daughters, Mary Anne and Barbara Anne. In the fall of 1953 they moved the family from Madison, Wis. to Los Alamos following Edna’s mother, to work at the lab. Between 1955 and 1956, Edna became employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. In 1958, they welcomed their youngest daughter, Cheryl Anne. Edna continued to work at LANL until 1979, when she retired as a health physics surveyor. She continued to live out her life in Los Alamos playing cards, gardening and grandmothering everyone she knew. 

She is preceded in death by her late husband Joseph E. Marx and her parents Oran McIntosh and Charlotte L. Johnson. She is survived by daughters: Charlotte Anne Hicks (Jon); Mary Anne Hargenrator (Tom); Barbara Anne Richie and Cheryl Anne Bingham (Barry); grandchildren: Sean Hicks (Barbara); Shannon Pratt (Pinky); Mona Hargenrator; Carol Pollat (Tim); Richard Hargenrator; Shelly Lewis (Wes); and Elizabeth Bingham; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous friends and family. 

Viewing will be at 6 p.m. May 13 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos, followed by a rosary. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. May 14 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, followed by a reception at McLaughlin Hall. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa St., Santa Fe, N.M. 87505, 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook at berardinellifuneralhome.com.