• 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.

  • E. Morton Bradbury

    We mourn the passing of E. Morton Bradbury after a short illness on Jan. 5, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was in the presence of his family.
    Morton was born on May 25, 1933 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. He obtained a Ph.D. in 1958 from King’s College, University of London.  His academic appointments until his retirement in 2007 included head of the department of molecular biology in Portsmouth Polytechnic, departmental chair of biological sciences at UC Davis, and life sciences division director at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Roy Merryman

    Aug. 10, 1918 – Dec. 30, 2011
    Roy G. Merryman, 93, passed away peacefully with his children and grandchildren at his side on Dec. 30.
    He was born in Cadiz, Ohio on Aug. 10, 1918 to parents Sara Haverfield Merryman and Teddy Merryman.
    He graduated from Cadiz High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1941. He began his engineering career with General Motors/Delco in Anderson, Ind. Roy joined the Army in World War II and was assigned to the Army Corp of Engineers, Manhattan District in Los Alamos, where he worked on various engineering projects in support of the development of the first atomic bomb.

  • Robert Chrisman

    Robert H. “Bob” or “Chris” Chrisman, 88, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26 at Emeritus at Lake Ridge in Woodbridge, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Hucker and by his second wife Helen Finley Chrisman. Bob and Dorothy are survived by their son Michael of Manassas, Va. and their daughter Becki Fogle of Cheyenne, Wyo. Bob is also survived by two sisters Dean Lentz of Charlotte, N.C. and Sue Maxwell of Northport, Ala., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Sally Ann Sawyer

    Sally Ann Sawyer passed away on Dec. 19 in Rio Rancho. She was preceded in death by son Michael and her second husband Jesse Sawyer.
    Sally was born on Oct. 30, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Donald William and Emma Lucille (Offineer) Tidrick. She is survived by her sons Steven Bingham (Mary) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jeffrey Bingham (Robin) of Grand Junction, Colo.; and Daniel Bingham of Albuquerque. Sally has four grandsons Scott (Tara), David, Sean and Adam, as well as two great—grandchildren Kenna and Athan. She is also survived by her first husband Cecil Bingham of Los Alamos.

  • Jay Wechsler

    Memorial services will be held for Jay Wechsler, a longtime member of our community, at 3 p.m.
    Jan. 15 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Please come and join friends and family in celebrating his life.

  • Forrest Strong

    Forrest Paul Strong, 74, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away Dec. 30. Forrest was an art teacher for many years in the Los Alamos Public School System.
    He is preceded in death by his wife Katherine Strong; sister Bernita Strong; and brother Neil Strong. He is survived by his son Nathan Strong of Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; daughter Suzette Strong of Tempe, Ariz; brothers Grant Strong of Lakewood, Colo.; Mark Strong of Lakeview, Ore.; Harold Strong of Custer, S.D.; and Bernard Strong of Rushville, Neb.; and sister Sonja Janssen of Hay Springs, Neb.

  • Elma Kilgore

    Ms. Elma F. Kilgore, 84, of Los Alamos, passed away due to an automobile accident on Dec 31. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis D. Kilgore.
    She was a member of The Los Alamos Hospital Auxiliary and Senior Citizens organizations where she enjoyed line dancing and playing pinochle. She moved to Los Alamos in 1947 and worked for The Zia Company for many years.
    She is survived by her son Michael L. Kilgore of Wichita, Kan.; grandson Paul L. Kilgore of Gardener, Kan. and many relatives and friends. The family will be holding private services. Rivera Family Funeral Home of Espanola, 505-753-2288, toll free 800-443-4854, riverafamilyfuneralhome.com.


  • Paul Groves



    Paul Groves

    Paul T. Groves, 81, of Germantown, Md., died laughing with friends on Dec. 13. He was born on Mar. 6, 1930. He was preceded in death by his adopted parents, Gaines and Virginia McCauley Groves. 

  • Ella Jacobson


    Ella Margaret Jacobson, 99, a resident of Los Alamos since 1998 died Dec. 26. She was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Lena Peters; husband Graham; sister Mary; and brothers Russell and Aulden. She is survived by son Edward (Adelaide) and grandson Austin of Los Alamos; brother-in-law Donald Williams of Mansfield, Mass.; and nieces and nephews in nine states.