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The Los Alamos Historical Society this weekend celebrated the largest financial gift in its history. A trust established by Fred Reines and his wife Sylvia, left $100,000 to the society along with the medal he was awarded for a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995. Fred Reines died in August 1998 and Sylvia died in October 2006.
Poignant memories of the couple were shared in reminiscences by their family, friends, students, colleagues, community leaders and members of the society, among other participants at Fuller Lodge on Sunday.
Robert Reines of Ojo Sarco, N.M., and Alisa (Lisa) Reines Cowden of Trumansburg, N.Y, both born in Los Alamos, were the guests of honor at the ceremonies. Grandson David Reines, who is studying geography at the University of New Mexico, also attended.
Robert Reines focused on his father in his brief remarks, and Lisa focused on her mother. Together, they emphasized the human qualities of their parents.
As a trustee of the estate, Lisa Reines Cowden called particular attention to her mother's contribution to the success and cohesion of the family, her care and attention to detail, her charitable activities and educational mission.
"She was always teaching us about the world," Lisa said.
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