Zenas "Slim" Boone, 94, of Los Alamos died Aug. 13, 2013 at Los Alamos Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene U. Boone; parents Hettie (Penland) and Andrew Boone; brothers Hudson and Charles; sisters Flora, Ruth and Dorothy and son Charles.
Slim was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Yancy County, N.C. His early years were spend working on farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He moved into Washington D.C and after working on bridge construction he was hired for the trolley system where is gained his experience with electronics. Slim joined the Army
at the age of 24 and worked in Washington as a guard for U.S. Special Police escorting troops to their assignments. In the summer of 1945 Slim was recruited along with sixty others to work in the Special Engineering Division in Los Alamos. He worked initially in electronics. Slim met Irene Ulrik at the PX in Los Alamos in 1946. They were married three years later in Santa Fe. He was released from the army in 1947 and remained on at the Lab as an explosives technician until his retirement in 1977.
Slim was a Red Cross Swim instructor in Los Alamos for seventeen years. He fished when ever he could and spent hours tending his fruit trees and gardens.
He is survived by his daughter Ruth, his grandchildren, his sister-in-law Julie Beck, and niece Leslie Geer.
A Rosary will recited at 7: p.m. Aug. 19, 2013 at Los Alamos at Immaculate Heart of Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Burial at Guaje Pines Cemetery.
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