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Obituaries

  • Judith Bateman

    Judith Carolyn Pruett Bateman of Los Alamos, 72, died peacefully at home in her sleep on March 20.
    Judith is best remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her loving ways will be greatly missed by her husband of 48 years Alfred Bateman; children: Andy (Lindsay); Jef (Sheryl); and Elizabeth Bateman; and three grandchildren: Lydia, Amelia and Josephine. Judith is preceded in death by her parents Carter and Edna Pruett; and brother Bill Pruett.
    Judith was born in St. Louis, Mo. and was a lifelong Cardinals fan. She graduated from Normandy High School in 1957 and moved to Los Alamos that year with her family, and attended college at the University of New Mexico.

  • Jeannette McKern

    Jeannette H. Sterner McKern was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Crewe, England. Her last hours were in Las Cruces on March 13 with her family at her side.
    Living in Los Alamos and Santa Fe most of her life, Jean was an accomplished artist who took great pleasure in knowing that her work was in homes all over the world. Jean was a woman of intelligence, humor, creativity, generosity and was as feisty as they come!
    She will be remembered by daughter Nancy Barnes-Smith (Peter); and son Victor Sterner (Alesia); as well as her many friends in Santa Fe and Los Alamos and the Lutheran Church of the Servant who shared in friendship and fellowship with her for many years.  

  • Richard Money

    Richard Kenneth Money, born March 5, 1921 in Chicago, Ill. to Clarence and Myrtle Money, left this world for a more blessed place on March 16, 2012. Mr. Money lived an amazing life; those fortunate enough to have been taught, influenced or mentored by him know that his time on Earth was well-spent.

  • Margaret Grothus

    Margaret Jane Turnquist Grothus passed away of natural causes in Albuquerque on March 13. A longtime resident of Los Alamos, she was born on May 28, 1922, the only child of Dr. Herbert E and Leona M Cavanaugh Turnquist of Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943 with a bacehlor’s degree in dietetics. Because her father was stationed in England with the U.S. Army, she elected to serve her internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital to be with her mother. Jobs followed at the Mayo Clinic and at the VA Hospital at Ft. Snelling, Minn.

  • Sean Gillis

    The family of Sean Gillis would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Los Alamos Medical Center’s entire ICU nursing staff for their care of Sean during his time in the ICU. Additionally, the staff reached out a hand of compassion to Sean’s family and to his many friends who held vigil for long hours until his death on Feb. 6.   We are profoundly grateful for their many kindnesses.
    Competent and compassionate nurses play such a vital role in the care of our communities and are often overlooked. We feel that LAMC has some of the very best and so we wish to acknowledge them for the support and comfort they provided to Sean in his final days and to our community each day of the year.

     

  • Margot Pellette

    Margot Pellette a longtime resident of Los Alamos passed away on March 8, 2012 in Linz, Austria.  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. April 7 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Margaret Grothus

    Margaret Jane Turnquist Grothus passed away of natural causes in Albuquerque on March 13.
    Memorial visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Mar 18 followed by rosary at 7 p.m. Mass wll be at 11 a.m. on March 19 followed by a reception at noon. All services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Los Alamos. Burial will be at 1 p.m. March 19 at Guaje Pines.

  • Sidney Weaver

    Sidney C. Weaver, 65, of Las Cruces, formerly of Los Alamos, died Feb 28. A celebration of his life will be from 1-4 p.m. March 17 at the family home on 627 Meadow Lane, White Rock. In lieu flowers, contributions can be made to the Laurie Helmick Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, N.M. 88003

     

  • Roy Merryman

    August 10, 1918 – December 30, 2011
    We invite all who wish to celebrate Roy Merryman’s life with us at 2:30 p.m. March 18 at the Betty Erhart Senior Center.  Roy was a long time resident of Los Alamos. His ashes will be interred at Guaje Pines Cemetery with his wife Julie.

  • Kathy Frankmore-Aikin

    Kathy Frankmore-Aikin was born in La Junta, Colo. on Oct. 23, 1961 to Jane and the late Sam Frankmore.
    She graduated from La Junta High School in 1980. After living and working in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., she moved to Los Alamos in 2005 to have her dreams come true and have an even more wonderful life, with husband and more family. Kathy worked at the Los Alamos National Bank until her illness, forever making friends to who ever she met.
    Kathy passed away on March 7 from complications from her courageous battle with ovarian cancer, with her devoted husband, Douglas Aikin at her bedside. Also at her bedside were her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Irene and Robert Aikin Sr.