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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Jane Hernandez

    Jane Reyes Hernandez,  88, a resident of  Los Alamos passed away March 6 due to natural causes. She was born in Carlsbad in 1923 to Andrea and Luis Reyes.
    She and her husband were members of the League of United Latin American Citizens. She was also a former member of the Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.

  • Leah Peterson

    She is survived by her son David Peterson (Larsja); daughter Carla Peterson-Muth (Mark); grandsons Darren Smith (Lucy Ranney-Smth) and Greg Smith (Kate Reynolds-Smith) of Santa Fe; grandchildren Sarah, Matt and Jill Peterson of Albuquerque; great grandchildren: Daisy, Elsa and Keelan Smith;  Anisley and Charlie  Smith; and Sierra Peterson of Alb.

  • Sidney Weaver

    Sidney C Weaver, 65, was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. to Jasper McVay and Lottie Elizabeth Long Cahoon Weaver, both deceased. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1970, where he received computer training and remained in that field for his entire career. He worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1974 until retirement in 2007.
    He was preceeded in death by his first wife Dianne Gunderson of Michigan City, N.D.; daughter Kristine Weaver; second wife Sara Helmick-Weaver of Alpine, Texas; step-daughter Laurie Helmick; and brother Jackie Weaver.

  • Amanda Sanchez

    Amanda C. Sanchez, 90, a resident of Los Alamos and more recently of Albuquerque, was called by our Lord and Savior on Feb. 25 from the Albuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
     She was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Cebolla, to Annie and Esequiel Lucero. Amanda had seven brothers and sisters.

  • Lionel P. Collier Sr.

    Lionel P. Collier Sr., 84, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Feb. 23. He was preceded in death by his mother Velma Collier; father Victor Lionel Collier; and brother Frank Collier.
    He was raised in East Texas and attended Kilgore Jr. College and was drafted into the United States Army Air Force. He worked on the Savannah River project in South Carolina and then worked for Consolidated Electro Dynamics Corporation as an engineer. He then went to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on Aug. 3, 1964, as a supervisor for the Instrument Repair Section, retiring Jan. 4, 1984.He was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent his time gardening and being outdoors with family and friends. He was a very loving husband, father and great friend to all.

  • Leah Peterson

    Leah Lenore Peterson passed away on Feb. 20 after a short stay at Christus St. Vincent’s hospital and then Casa Real.
    She was born in Dewitt, Mich. on Sept. 8, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents Veda and Maurice Forward of Wacousta, Mich. and her brother Donald Forward of Boulder, Colo.
    She married  Carl Evertt Peterson, who preceded her in death in 1994. They moved to Los Alamos in 1954 and raised two children, David Peterson who now lives in Grants Pass, Ore.; and Carla Peterson Muth who lives in Santa Fe.  Before Leah came to Los Alamos, she taught in a one-room school house in Michigan with all 12 grades, fixed a fire everyday in winter and saved enough money to buy herself a Model-T Ford.

  • Harold Moore

    Family and friends said goodbye to Harold (Harry) T. Moore on Feb. 23. He passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 16, surrounded by family members.
    Harry was a native of Lavinia, Tenn., but a longtime resident of New Mexico. Harry attended the University of Missouri earning a bachlor’s degree in journalism on a NROTC scholarship. He also served in the United States Navy and retired with the rank of lieutenant junior grade. Harry then attended George Washington University earning his law degree. Following law school he was admitted to the bar and had a successful law practice in Los Alamos, followed by retirement to Albuquerque.
    Harry is survived by a loving wife, four children and five grandchildren.

  • Evelyn Stromberg

    Evelyn Stromberg, 96, passed peacefully to her eternal rest on Feb. 15.
    She is survived by her daughter Karen Jennings  (Dannie) of Indianapolis; and daughter Sandra Lohsen (Richard) of Los Alamos.
    She was a loving mother, avid gardener and tireless giver of time to her church and to those less fortunate.
    She requested that donations be sent to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. She will be interred at Guaje Pines in a private, family-only ceremony, according to her wishes. The family of Evelyn Stromberg has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 662-2400 or devargsfuneral.com.

  • Fred A. Gross Jr.

    Fred A. Gross Jr., 88, passed away on Feb. 17 of natural causes. He was born in Fulton, Mo. on April 2, 1923.
    He was a resident of White Rock since May 1978. Prior to that, he lived in Albuquerque and many other cities during his military career.
    He was preceded by his wife of 64 years Susan Kist Gross. He is survived by daughters Joyce G. Freiwald and Cheryl A. Boone of Albuquerque; Narra S. Tsiagkouris of Los Alamos; son Fred A. Gross lll of Santa Fe; sister Helen Marie Sisler of Tulsa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother John H. Gross of Rockport, Texas.