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Obituaries

  • EFURD

    Wes Efurd died suddenly Sunday, November 9th, 2008. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 15th, at First Baptist Church, Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Drive. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to one’s favorite charity or First Baptist Church in memory of Wes Efurd.

  • JENNINGS

    Nanine Rose Steiner Jennings, 86, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Martha Lee Steiner; husbands, Frederick Steiner and John M. Jennings.

    Nanine’s love of dogs, especially Boston Terriers, brought her great joy and comfort throughout her life. She enjoyed gathering with friends to play cards. She also loved camping and fishing.

  • GILBERT

    Cecile Gilbert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, and frequent visitor to Los Alamos, died November 2, 2008. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati where she met her husband DeMotte to whom she was married for 43 years.

  • LINDSAY

    Kathi Lindsay passed away on Friday, November 7, 2008 at the age of 54 (29, as she would say) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Kathi was born to Alvin and Margret Brown on June 2, 1954, and was a life-long resident of the area.

    She attended Los Alamos High School and was a 2002 graduate of the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos. For over 20 years, Kathi worked at her family business, Brown’s Carpet, before working at Visiting Nurses. Most recently, she worked in various capacities at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including Team Leader.

  • STUMPF

    On October 8, 2008, Henry Stumpf, 82, passed away peacefully in Fairfax, VA. A native of Newark, NJ, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1951 from Newark College of Engineering (Now NJIT). Henry began his career in Oak Ridge, TN, working on the Manhattan Project. It was there that he met his wife, the former Ruth Williams.

  • COURTNEY

    Georgia P. Courtney, 86, of Las Cruces, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 29, 1922, in Sheridan, Missouri, to Elmer and Carol Johnston McKee. Georgia was a retired Executive Assistant from Los Alamos National Laboratory. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Dona Ana Extension Club and a member of the E.S.A. Sorority. She was also active with the hospital “Pink Ladies,” traveled throughout the states with the R.V.

  • DEBARDELEBEN

    Marian Z. DeBardeleben, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 4th, in her home in Los Alamos. She is survived by her son, Nathan, daughter in law, Michelle, sister, Tracey Alysson of West Cherstfield, NH, and 2 granddaughters, Natatlia age 5 and Gwendolyn age 2.  She grew up in New England but spent most of her adult life in Richmond, VA. 

  • HAMPTON

    William Wade Hampton, 87, long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM, and a recent resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away at home in Albuquerque on November 4th, 2008, surrounded by his family.

    Wade Hampton was born 8/21/21 in Palisade, CO.  He was raised in Palisade, CO, and graduated in 1939 from Palisade High School. He attended Mesa Jr. College in Grand Junction, CO, and Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, CO.

  • MANTHEI

    Karl Albert Manthei, age 47, passed away November 2, 2008, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Karl passed quickly and unexpectedly from a heart attack while having a quiet evening at home with his companion, Rebecca Cortez.

    Karl is survived by two grown children, Lela and Kale, from his first wife, Laura Hartwig, and six young grandchildren; his parents Margaret (Maggi) and Allen Manthei of Los Alamos, New Mexico; and his brother Lee Manthei, Lee’s wife Linda and daughter Quinn of Ashburn, Virginia.

  • STORM

    Bernice Storm of Los Alamos, known to all as Bernie, the woman for whom life

    was a celebration, died Monday, November 3, 2008, serenely, at home, with her

    family at her side. Even though her stroke rendered her incapable of verbal

    communication, it is apparent that she decided, about five days before her

    death that her time had come for her lively spirit to pass on.  She was cared

    for through each stage of her departure by her loved ones and the devoted

    attendance of her home-health-care aids, Tina Barrego and Arlene Garcia, who