Santa Fe Obituaries

Santa Fe Obituaries

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  • Wednesday Jul 11 | via The New York Times 

    Bradford Smith, Who Showed Postcards From Outer Spac...

    Bradford Smith, who extended humanity's vision to look boldly where no eyes had ever looked as head of the camera team for the Voyager mission, hopscotching from one weird world to the next across the solar system and discovering prospects for alien life, died on July 3 at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 86. From 1979, when Voyager 1 first shot past Jupiter, to 1989, when its twin, Voyager 2, cruised past Neptune, it was Dr. Smith, an avuncular, gravelly-voiced astronomer, who stepped in front of the space press at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., every morning, showed new postcards from outer space and confessed that he and his colleagues were baffled by what they were seeing.

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  • Tuesday Jul 10 | via Santa Fe New Mexican 

    NASA space expert was - nation's tour guide'

    Smith, family and friends say, had a humble sense of self and a day-to-day quest for adventure that allowed him to remain grounded - even when his career made him one of NASA's best-known space experts as it beamed back pictures from the Voyager missions in the 1970s and '80s. "He was quiet about it," said Smith's wife of 34 years, Diane McGregor.

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  • Saturday Jul 7 | via Historic City News 

    Letter: Not time to change the memorial

    I was one of the few people that regularly attended most of the Confederate Monument Committee meetings and can attest that the committee did not have an easy job. While a noble attempt, these four plaques do not accomplish the original assignment.

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  • Jun 3, 2018 | via Newark Advocate 

    Warthen, Betty Jo

    Betty Jo Warthen Spartanburg, SC - Betty Jo Warthen, of Spartanburg, SC, died May 21st, 2018 in Santa Fe, NM at age 85. She was born on June 30, 1932 in Trout, West Virginia, to the late Roxie Nelia McClung Wiblin and the late Joseph Bryant Wiblin. Betty graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1949 and taught in a one-room school near Richwood, WV.

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  • May 29, 2018 | via Austin American-Statesman 

    Abbott to unveil school gun-violence policies Wednesday

    Responding to the May 18 attack that left 10 dead at Santa Fe High School, Gov. Greg Abbott plans to unveil policies aimed at reducing gun violence in schools during two events Wednesday in Dallas and San Marcos. Abbott's announcement gave no details about his proposals beyond noting that the Dallas event will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 2 p.m. event at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center - an apparent nod to a county school-safety program Abbott highlighted during three days of roundtable discussions at the Capitol last week.

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