In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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Morgan Sparks

May 3, 2008 - Morgan Sparks, a former director of Sandia National Laboratories, inventor of the first practical transistor and a longtime civic leader in Albuquerque, died May 3 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91.Sparks served as Sandia labs director from 1972 until...

Robert Frisbie

April 11, 2008 - Robert Frisbie, a former Lab machinist, died April 11 at Tracy Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89.Frisbie was born on April 7, 1919, in Green Bay, Wis. He was a Tracy resident for 20 years. He worked at the Lab for seven years and...

Keith A. Stribling

March 24, 2008 - Keith A. Stribling, a former machinist at the Lab, died March 24. He was 51.Born May 24, 1956, in Lodi, he had lived in Livermore since the age of 10. He worked as a project manager at Nelson Dry-wall and owned Stabling Engineering.His hobbies...

Boyd Jon Wheeler

March 23, 2008 - Boyd Jon Wheeler, a former Lab employee and Tracy resident, died March 23 in San Andreas. He was 65.Born in Ogden, Utah, Dec. 6, 1942, Wheeler lived in Tracy for 20 years. He worked as a physicist at the Lab and was a member of the Sportscopter...

John W. Taylor

March 7, 2008 - John William Taylor of Patterson, who worked as respirator technician at the Lab for five years, died March 7 in Walnut Creek. He was 56.Taylor was born Sept. 26, 1951. He was a native of Richmond and lived in Patterson five years. He previously...

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Olga Geraldine Tennant Jones

March 6, 2008 - Olga Geraldine Tennant Jones of Sun City West, Ariz., died March 6. She was 84.Jones was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Waxahatchie, Texas. She moved to Dallas where she met and married Albert W. Jones, a soldier in the U.S. Army.After World War II, they...

Raellen Dorough

Feb. 26, 2008 - Raellen “Rae” Dorough died unexpectedly Feb. 26 of post-operative complications. She was 74.A native of California, she was born in Los Angeles, and was a longtime Livermore resident.In the 1950s and '60s she worked for Kaiser Steel. Later, she...

Terry Allison

Feb. 23, 2008 - Terry G. Allison, died Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. He was 63.Allison was born March 13, 1944, in Oakland, Calif. He started working at the Lab in 1961. He retired in 1988 as a senior computer associate in the Computation Directorate. He supported the...

William Marcus Miller

Feb. 19, 2008 - William Marcus Miller, a Lab employee and resident of Danville, died suddenly Feb. 19.Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 19, 1957, he was raised in several different states throughout the Midwest.He received his bachelor's degree from Western...

Evelyn Maria Da Silva

Feb. 17, 2008 - Evelyn Maria Da Silva, a Lab retiree, died Feb. 17. She was 89.Born Jan. 24, 1919, in Shanghai, China, she had been a resident of Dublin, Calif., since 1960. She retired from the Lab in 1981.She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, son Reinaldo...

Donna Parley Garka

Feb. 15, 2008 - Donna Parley Garka, a Livemore resident and former Lab employee, died Feb. 15, after battling cancer.Garka was born in Livermore in 1956. In the 1980s, she worked at the Department of Applied Science (DAS) at the Lab in support of UC Davis...

William Norwood

Feb. 13, 2008 - William Norwood, a Tracy resident and former Laboratory employee, died Feb. 13 in Stockton. He was 65.Norwood was born Nov. 26, 1942, in Oakland. He was a telephone technician for AT&T and also worked as a technician for the Lab.He enjoyed...

Londa May

Feb. 12, 2008 - Londa May of Livermore, died Feb. 12 after a struggle with cancer. She was 57. Born August 3, 1950 in Portland, Ore., she lived in Northern and Southern California, and in Oahu, Hawaii, but considered Livermore her home.May worked at the Lab as an...

Terri Hughes

Feb. 9, 2008 - Terri Helen Hughes, a resident of Livermore, died Feb. 9 in Walnut Creek after battling colon cancer. She was 48.Hughes was born Nov. 11, 1959, in New Brighton, Penn. She worked at the Lab as a safety engineer. She was a Certified Safety...

Jamie A. Panton

Feb. 3, 2008 - Jamie Panton, a Lab retiree and resident of Walnut Creek, died Feb. 3. He was 86.Born on Aug. 27, 1921 in Alameda, he was the son of James and Charlotte Rattray Panton, both of whom were born in Scotland. Growing up, he was interested in music,...

Donald Whorton

Jan. 27, 2008 - Donald Whorton, M.D., of Oakland died at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley on Sunday, Jan. 27, after a two-year struggle with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s diseaseWhile never an employee of the...

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Lynn Kelly Brown

Jan. 22, 2008 - Lynn Kelly Brown, a Lab retiree and resident of Gardnerville, Nev., died Jan. 22. She was 83.Brown was born Rosslyn Elaine Morrison on Feb. 3, 1924, in Marysville, Calif. She later changed her name to Lynn. She was the youngest of three children...

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Lynn Kelly Brown

Jan. 22, 2008 - Lynn Kelly Brown, a Lab retiree and resident of Gardnerville, Nev., died Jan. 22. She was 83.Brown was born Rosslyn Elaine Morrison on Feb. 3, 1924, in Marysville, Calif. She later changed her name to Lynn. She was the youngest of three children...

Lloyd Mancebo

Jan. 5, 2008 - Lloyd Mancebo, a retired Lab engineer, died Jan. 5. He was 89.Born July 19, 1918 in Atwater, Calif., he joined the U.S. Army in 1939, spending a portion of his military career stationed in Panama as a radar specialist. He was honorably discharged...

Thomas Raison

Dec. 19, 2007 - Thomas Latham Raison died Dec. 19 in Livermore. He was 86.Raison was born in Chicago, Ill. Nov. 3, 1921. In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served 18 months in the South Pacific. Following his discharge, he worked for AT&T where he met...