Charles (Don) Reese, 71, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Los Alamos, N.M., passed away suddenly on Nov. 2, 2012. Don was born in Camden, Ark. on Oct. 3, 1941. His family moved to White Rock in 1957. Don graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1959. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps
prior to hiring on at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Don retired from LANL after forty-two years as an engineering tech.
Don was preceded in death by his father William Reese and brother Kenneth Reese. Don is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Eric and Stephanie Reese; his daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Travis Ireland; his daughter Tracey Salazar; and his grandchildren Katy Reese, Jake Ireland and Brett Ireland. He is also survived by his mother Margaret Reese; and brothers Larry Reese and wife Lily, and Doug Reese and wife Cheryl.
Don will be remembered for his incredible generosity and infectious sense of humor. The last few years of his life, Don could be found in the Texas hill country photographing bald eagles and other wildlife. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Audubon Society.