Elaine Teresa Doyle Stratton, 83, passed away March 5, 2013 at the family home in Los Alamos from complications of leukemia. She was born March 23, 1929, to Colonel Hugh and Gertrude Mayr Doyle in Fort Totten, N.Y. Her father was later transferred to Fort Hamilton, N.Y., and she called Brooklyn home until, at the age of 20, she came to Los Alamos from Oswego State Teachers College (NY) to teach primary grades in the Los Alamos public schools. She later earned a Masters in Education from New York University.
She met her husband, Thomas, in Los Alamos; they married in Oxford, England in 1958. Elaine cultivated a lifelong interest in education, her church and current events. She was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed.
Elaine is survived by her husband Thomas; daughter Carol and son-in-law Robert Chambers; daughter Jean; brother James Doyle; and nieces and nephews. The family thanks the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, A Nurse in the Family, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, for her care.
A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. March 9, 2013 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos with a memorial mass to be conducted by Father John Carney at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church or the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service. The family of Elaine Teresa Doyle Stratton has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espa?ola Valley. 505-747-7477/devargasfuneral.com