In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Charles Black

Aug. 19, 2008 - Charles Merlyn Black, a resident of Livermore and a Lab retiree, died Aug. 19. He was 71.Born Sept. 17, 1936 in Prairie City, Ore., he was the only son of the late Charles and Lola Black of Mount Vernon, Ore. After graduating high school in 1958, he...

Charles Smith

Aug. 15, 2008 - Charles Wesley Smith, a Lab retiree, died Aug. 15 in Livermore. He was 87.Born October 15, 1920 in Superior, Wyo., he served in the United States Marine Corps for 23 years and retired as a 1st Sergeant.He worked at the Lab for 16 years.He was a...

Ronald Hill

Aug. 14, 2008 - Ronald Ray Hill, a resident of Livermore and a Lab retiree, died at his home on Aug. 14 from brain cancer.He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Fresno, Calif., to Ray and Velma Hill. He served with the Marines in Korea in 1950 aboard the USS Toledo. He...

David Holten

Aug. 13, 2008 - David Charles Holten died Aug. 13 at the Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev.Holten was raised in Tulsa and Alva, Okla. After high school, he worked as an underground laborer in the mines near Vail, Colo. He then attended the Colorado School of Mines...

Charles Farrell

Aug. 12, 2008 - Charles Lee Farrell, a resident of Livermore and a Lab retiree, died Aug. 12. He was 80.Born Aug. 15, 192,7 in Wewoka, Okla., Farrell was the only son of the late Flossie and James Farrell of Modesto. He moved to Oakland in 1941.He started at the...

Darleen McDaniel

July 16, 2008 - Darleen McDaniel died July 16 in Pleasanton.McDaniel worked at the Lab as a drafting superintendent in the Nuclear Test Engineering Division for about 25 years before retiring in 1986. Services were held July 21 in Pleasanton.Donations may be made...

Francis "Frank'' Rogue

July 9, 2008 - Francis “Frank” Rogue, a Lab retiree, died July 9. He was 76.Rogue was born April 29, 1932, in Fall River, Mass. to Joseph and Rose Pabial Rogue. He moved to California in January 1950 and joined the Navy during the early days of the Korean War.He...

Frederick ‘Ed’ Mills

July 7, 2008 - Frederick “Ed” Mills, a Lab retiree, died July 7 in Manteca, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia. He was 91.Born in Kent, England, Nov. 7, 1916, Mills was a resident of Tracy.When he was five years old, he moved with his...

Pamela King

July 6, 2008 - Pamela King, a Lab retiree, died July 6 in Livermore. She was 64.A life-long resident of Northern California, she was born March 5, 1944, to Hazel and Edward Gordon in Oakland. She lived in Livermore for 32 years.King worked at the Lab for 28 years...

Harris C. "Cap" Capwell

June 27, 2008 - Harris Cebert Capwell, known by his friends and fellow LLNL employees as "Cap," died at home in Port Ludlow, Wash., June 27. He was 88.Capwell retired from LLNL in 1984 after more than 25 years of service. He worked in the Environmental Evaluations...

Christian “Kit” Sanders

June 19, 2008 - Christian “Kit” Sanders, a resident of Oakley, and former property manager for the Lab, died June 19 of cancer. He was 70.A former peace officer and detective, he remained active in his community upon retirement — board of directors of the Lions...

Denise Margaret Maddix

June 18, 2008 - Denise Margaret Maddix died June 18 after battling with leukemia and complications arising from a stem cell transplant. She was 46.Maddix was born in Alameda, graduated from Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School as the valedictorian and was a proud...

Denise Margaret Maddix

June 18, 2008 - Denise Margaret Maddix died June 18 after battling with leukemia and complications arising from a stem cell transplant. She was 46.Maddix was born in Alameda, graduated from Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School as the valedictorian and was a proud...

Clarence "Pete" Davis

June 11, 2008 - Clarence “Pete” Davis, a resident of Livermore and a former electronics engineer at the Lab, died June 11 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.Davis was born in Sacramento on June 6, 1946. He moved to Livermore in 1967 from Roseville and began...

Cecil Wayne Wells

June 6, 2008 - Cecil Wayne Wells, a Lab retiree and resident of Livermore, died June 6. He was 71.Wells was born March 8, 1937, in Oklahoma, the youngest of seven children.He studied mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University before moving west to work at...

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George A. Michael

June 5, 2008 - Pioneering computational physicist George Michael died at his home in Livermore on June 5. He was 82.Hired as a theoretical physicist in 1953, Michael played an instrumental role in building the Laboratory’s high-performance computing program and...

James Beard

May 31, 2008 - James Beard, former Lab employee, died May 31 at his Stockton home. He was 85.Beard was born in Topeka, Kan. on Sept. 13, 1922, and lived in Tracy from 1957 to 1974. During that time, he ran for the City Council in 1964 and was involved in many...

John Michael Fitzgerald

May 26, 2008 - John Michael Fitzgerald, a former 35-year Lab employee, died May 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.Fitzgerald was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Wisconsin and lived in Superior through his high school years, leaving there to serve in the U.S....

Edward Arthur Boyrie

May 26, 2008 - Edward Arthur Boyrie, a former nuclear physicist at the Lab, died May 26. He was 83.Boyrie was born Dec. 1, 1924. He graduated from Reed College and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at the Lab before returning to Portland, Ore...

Barbara Belen Merjil

May 11, 2008 - Barbara Belen Merjil, a lifelong resident of Tracy, died of natural causes on May 11 at the Hospice House in Stockton. She was 66.Merjil was born Barbara Belen Rodriguez on March 6, 1942 in Livermore. She was a cosmetologist for 30 years in Tracy,...