ANN LOUISE HATCH BEYER July 14, 1929 – July 9, 2022

When Ann Louise Hatch Beyer handed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, she would have mentioned that she had accomplished her life. Ann had good relations with all her household – husband of 52 years, two kids, father, mom, 1 brother, 1 brother-in-law, three daughters-in-law (two of their husbands), two grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law and each of his wives, three nephews and their spouses, 16 first cousins, 5 aunts, six uncles, two grandparents and two foster grandparents. Whew.

Then there have been all her colleagues, many shut pals, throughout her over 30 years working as a reference librarian on the Los Alamos Scientific/Nationwide Laboratory’s libraries. Each on the Well being Physics and on the Predominant Library, Ann usually referred to the working workers as true professionals. Earlier than LASL/LANL She was a librarian at Normal Electrical in Cincinnati (when GE was growing their J-79 afterburning engine), at State School, PA’s Ordinance Analysis Laboratory, and at Lincoln Laboratory close to Boston, MA. However Los Alamos Nationwide Laboratory was Ann’s Quantity One.

On August 5, 1963, the USA, the Soviet Union, and Nice Britain signed the Partial Take a look at Ban Treaty, prohibiting atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons. One of many paperwork that was hooked up as a foundation for this Treaty was compiled by Ann and a small group from the Laboratory Predominant Library. Together with one other small workforce, she labored on a report, which was submitted to Sandia Laboratory relating to their purposed analysis right into a prototype nuclear weapon. The labeled report identified that this analysis had already been accomplished by Los Alamos, which resulted in a $1 million financial savings of presidency expenditures. Ann talked about one attention-grabbing and distinctive reference search that she did. A laboratory scientist wished to know if there was any expertise of the time (early 1970’s) that might sense whether or not a hen egg was spoiled. She accomplished and offered the glad scientist an entire search report.

Ann was energetic in lots of non-profit teams in Los Alamos. American Affiliation of College Girls, the Unitarian Church, Particular Libraries Affiliation, League of Lady Voters, the Democratic Get together, Opera Guild, Guardian Academics Affiliation, Retired Public Workers Affiliation of California, and Lunch Buddies program at Mountain Elementary College is just not even an entire checklist. She was a 23-year docent on the Los Alamos Historic Museum. All of this assist lead Ann to many friendships. Her son, Tom, usually would run into somebody he didn’t know, however that particular person would know his mother. “Ann Beyer! I do know Ann. Everybody is aware of Ann.” Tom is unable to consider any enemies of her.

She had a large and odd bunch of pursuits. Canines (although Ann didn’t get her first canine till age 78), stuffed bears (her over 50 merchandise assortment ranges from just a few inches to life sized), classical music and opera (listening and singing), wind chimes (most have been destroyed by Los Alamos’s spring winds, marbles (her sons was delighted that Ann knew what clearies and steelies have been), printing (rising up one in every of her most cherished possessions was an old style print set), books (primarily ones on the Wisconsin born architect Frank Lloyd Wright, historical past, the classics, and cooking), touring to Western and Central Europe and particularly the UK (Ann’s husband and her have been Anglophiles), cooking (she usually made memorable meals for friends), devices for cooking (her son has discovered some that he can’t determine who what their perform is) , and trains (Ann hated to fly, however cherished the magnificence and romance of practice journey).

She has been described as “scary good” and “sharp as a tack”. Her kids thought-about Ann to be the neatest within the household having received each sport of trivial pursuit, together with her father as a detailed second. Her data was normal with the flexibility to know obscure info on many, many topics. Good abilities for a reference librarian. Her son referred to as her his ‘Google Search Engine’.

Ann was born on Bastille Day, July 14, 1929, in Evansville, IL and died on July 9, 2022, in Los Alamos, NM simply 5 days in need of her 93rd birthday. She will likely be dearly missed by many, particularly her Dachshund, Snoopy. However she described dying like a library e-book – when it’s due, the e-book must be returned.

She was pre-deceased by her dad and mom, Mary Louise Duncan Hatch and Hobart Hannibal Hatch, her brothers, Charles Duncan Hatch and Alan Eugene Hatch (who handed away at 10 months), Ann’s husband, Willian Aaron Beyer, her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Beyer-Bartlett, and granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth Bartlett.

Donations in reminiscence of Ann may be given to Española Animal Shelter, KHFM Radio, Lunch Buddies Basis, or the Alzheimer’s Affiliation. Companies will likely be introduced at a later time.

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