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Obituaries

  • Johanna S. Best

    Johanna S. (“Hanni”) Best, former resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Dec. 9 at the Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale, Ariz. from complications of cancer.
    At 12:10 p.m. April 20, Fr. John Conroy will conduct a mass in her honor at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos.  The mass will be preceeded by a video celebrating her life. An informal gathering at the Parish Hall will follow the mass. Her husband Richard, daughter Nancy Mitchell and her husband Keven will be in attendance.

  • Lt. Col. Marvin L. Price

    Lt. Col. Marvin L. Price, US Army (Ret.), 88, a resident of Albuquerque, died Feb. 12.
    He is survived by his wife of 61 years Barbara L. Price of Albuquerque; children: Leslie (Ron) Kurtz, M.D; Michael (Tracy) Price; Alexandra Shattuck; Matthew (Joyce) Price;  Miles (Vicki) Price; Lindsay (Michael) Grubensky; grandchildren Christopher, Caroline, Bonnie, Caitlyn, Logan, Eric, Travis, Sage, Cameron, Corey, Nathan, Parker and Colin; and great-grandchildren Orion and William.
    Mel was a graduate of the Class of 1945 at West Point Military Academy and went on to obtain his master’s degree in physics at Princeton University.

  • Robert Reiswig

    Robert D. Reiswig, 82, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Feb. 8. He was preceded in death by his parents David Reiswig and Helen Glenn Reiswig.

  • Wilbur D. McNeese

    Wilbur D. McNeese (Mac) passed away Feb. 3 with many members of his family at his bed side. He celebrated his 93rd birthday on Jan. 28.
    He was proceeded in death by his sister Wilma Elaine Bush and his great-granddaughter Maisie Grace Weaver. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Dorothy Alice Barker McNeese, formerly of Santa Fe. He is also survived by his children Mary Montoya (Dennis) of San Jose, N.M.; Dody Blankley (Roy) of Grover, Mo.; Becky Weaver (Phill) of Albuquerque; Jim McNeese (Sarabeth) of Discovery Bay, Calif.; and David  McNeese (Amanda) of Santa Fe. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and many loving friends. The most recent great grandchild was born two days before Wilbur passed away.

  • Walter Warren Clendenen

    KERRVILLE – Fish rejoice, but the rest of us grieve the loss of Walter Warren Clendenen.
    Warren, 91, passed away at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Texas on Feb. 7. He had been suffering from lung problems associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and died peacefully in his sleep.
    Warren was born Nov. 16, 1920 in San Angelo, Texas to Walter Lee Clendenen and Ada Leticia Barbee. He grew up mostly on a ranch outside Rankin with three siblings, Bill, Dale and Jeff.
    He married Bernice Lorraine “Jonsey” White July 29, 1941 in Tankersly, Texas.
    A graduate from Artesia High School in Artesia, N.M., he went on to serve in the Navy during World War II.

  • Sean Gillis

    Sean Gillis, 40, a resident of Los Alamos left this life on Feb. 6 after a short illness.
    He was a 1991 graduate of Los Alamos High School. Sean was a master craftsman and built custom log homes, he worked at Pajarito Ski Hill, at the Canyon Bar and Grill and had the gift of gab. He never met a stranger.
    He was preceded in death by  mother Claire Gillis. He is survived by his wife Larisa  and her children Secilli and Alan Keeler; as well as his father and step-mother Bob and Donna Gillis; brother Bob Gillis; sisters: Kelley Baer (Robert), Kathleen Fillmore (Gary) and Mary Lou Edmund (Scott); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends he considered extended family.

  • Martha Lou Ellis

    The family of Martha Lou Ellis wishes to express our deep thanks and gratitude for the kindness and help given to us and to our loving wife, mother and grandmother Martha Lou.
    Our thanks go to our family, friends and neighbors; to the First United Methodist Chuch; Rev. Steve Trout; the church members who set up the reception and visited Martha Lou and helped in many ways; and also the church choir who came to sing to Martha Lou at Christmas.
    We wish to thank Aspen Ridge Lodge and the staff there who took care of Martha Lou with professionalism, great tenderness and compassion.

  • Jill A. Baillie

    Jill A. Baillie, 75, a resident of Los Alamos passed away on Jan. 17, 2012.  She was born Sept.  22, 1936 to Arthur and Lily Roades in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, England. Jill enjoyed being physically fit, hiking, ballroom dancing, line dancing, boating and fishing any body of water anywhere in the world.
    She loved to travel all over the world and was a very kind-hearted woman and first to call on those who were in need. She was very religious and had many long-term friends and was a loving wife, mother and friend.

  • Betty Cox

    Betty Jane Greenawalt Cox passed into God’s loving hands four months after being struck by heart valve failure. Comforted during this time by her husband, family and friends she came to peace on Feb. 3, 2012. Betty had a life well lived, best described in her own words, on the occasion of being honored by the White Rock Presbyterian Church as Member of the Month, January 2009.

  • Janis Neergaard

    Cookeville, Tenn. — Funeral services for Janis Delores Owens Neergaard, 74, of Cookeville were at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with interment to follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Dr. Randall Adkisson officiated.
    The family received friends at 1 p.m. Saturday  until service time at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Neergaard died Jan. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
    Janis Delores Owens was born Aug. 5, 1937 in Hancock County, Tenn. to the late James Carper and Verlia Louise Dodd Owens.