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Obituaries

  • Dorothy Kennison

    Dorothy Jane Kennison was born in Detroit, Mich. on May 30, 1920. She lived a full, loving, compassionate life and died at the age of 91 on Jan. 24 in her residence at Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos.     
    She is survived her loving sister Betty Foley; and three sons Warren S. Kennison Jr.; Harry R. Kennison (Bernadine); and John A. Kennison;  and two grandchildren Zachary and Erin Kennison. She was preceeded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years Warren S. Kennison M.D. (d. 2008) and loving first husband Harry W. Reber Jr. (d. 1950).
     An intimate memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Aspen Ridge Lodge for residents of the retirement home, close friends and family.

  • Martha Ellis

    Martha Lou (Grove) Ellis,  78, a longtime resident of Los Alamos passed away peacefully from Alzheimer’s-related complications on Jan. 26 into eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. At her passing, she was surrounded by family. 

  • Thomas Granich

    Thomas J. Granich, 64, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Jan. 25 following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Louise Granich and son Tom E. Granich.
    He retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a security specialist. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a New Mexico Mounted Patrolman with the New Mexico State Police.
    Mr. Granich is survived by his wife Marie Granich; daughter Sabrina Larsen (Robert); son Jarett Granich (Amy); sister Debra Fazeas; brother Frank C. Granich; grandchildren: Rheanna and Landon Granich and Mia and Layla Larsen; and other relatives and friends.

  • Ann Nagy

    Ann Nagy, 62, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died unexpectedly on Jan. 23. Ann was a devoted wife and loving mother and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  
    She is survived by her husband Nicholas Nagy;  son Christopher Nagy (Liz); and their four daughters Katherine, Jane, Rachel and Anna; and daughter Beth Anne Parker (Brad).
    Ann was an actively involved member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and she volunteered much of her time to Casa Mesita Group Home.
    A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 3700 Canyon Road, with Father John F. Carney, celebrant.

  • James Edmund Stewart III

    A memorial service for Jim Stewart will be held this at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr..
     In lieu of flowers the family asked that a donation be made in his memory to Trinity on the Hill or to Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, P. O. Box 1436., Los Alamos, N.M.  87544.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe 87505, (505) 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at www.berardinellifuneralhome.com.

  • Gay Matthews

    Gay N. Matthews passed away on Jan. 18 at her home in Los Alamos after an extended fight against multiple myeloma. She was 63 years old.  Gay was born Nov. 23, 1948, in Bartlesville, Okla. She grew up in Bartlesville and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She married Scott Matthews in 1968.
    Gay and Scott lived in Houston, Texas and Idaho Falls, Idaho, before coming to Los Alamos. Gay was a homemaker and supported several church ministries with her sewing, teaching and organizational talents.
    She was passionate about her family, sewing and a wide variety of handicrafts and arts and gave of her talents generously for the church, friends and family.

  • Mary Hampton

    Mary Newell Hampton 85, longtime resident of Los Alamos and recent resident of Albuquerque passed away in Albuquerque on Jan. 8 surrounded by her family.

  • Richard Perrin

    Richard E. Perrin died at the age of 81 in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Jan. 7. He was born June 5, 1930 in Colorado Springs. Richard worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory and lived in Los Alamos with his wife Pat for nearly 20 years.
    Richard is survived by his wife Patricia Perrin of Woodland Park, Colo.; son Daniel Perrin (Cynthia);  three daughters: Terry Perrin of Denver, Colo.; Jodie Perrin of Hendley, Neb.; and Michelle Pridham (Scott) of Woodland Park, Colo.; two grandsons Jason Webb (Madeline) of Conifer, Colo. and Tristan Portella of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and niece Christine Perrin of Seminole, Fla.

  • Norman Riechman

    Norman Henry Harry Riechman was born in Irvington, Ill. on May 11, 1924. He grew up on a farm with 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He joined the Air Corps at 19, stationed at an airbase near Lavenham in England. Following his discharge in 1945, Norm majored in political science and graduated with a BS degree from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. He was present for the famous“Iron Curtain”address by Winston Churchill at the school in 1946, marking the beginning of the Cold War. Incidentally, from that same platform in 1992 Gorbachev announced the end of the Cold War.        

  • Alita Roach

    Alita M. Roach, 82, a resident of White Rock passed away on Jan. 6.
    She was born on Oct. 31, 1929 in St. Louis Mo. Alita was the only daughter of Marie Krueger and Aloysius Wunderle, she was affectionately referred to as “Snooze” by her father who thought she slept too much. At the age of 18, she began her working career as a lingerie buyer for Famous Barr. Alita married Frederick “Freddie” Roach on Dec. 31, 1954 and they began their home in Los Alamos. On May 15, 1955 Alita began working for Los Alamos National Laboratory and retired in 2004. Alita enjoyed her role at LANL and was committed to LANL’s administrative efficiencies.