Ursula M. Hayter

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Ursula M. Hayter passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 23. She had just turned 90 years old in March She was a strong and resilient woman. Ursula was a resident of Los Alamos for 67 years, and at the time of her death, she was living at Aspen Ridge Lodge who provided her with the comfort and care that she deserved.
Ursula was born in Santa Fe on March 14, 1923. In 1943, during World War II, Ursula went to work in Washington, DC. with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She always spoke of this period of her life with great pride and fondness. In 1946, she transferred to Los Alamos, and she went to work for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL). It was during this time that she met her husband to be, Sidney W. Hayter, a chemist at LASL. They were married on September 27, 1957. They had one daughter born on March 11, 1960: Janet M. Hayter.
Always an active person, Ursula participated in many activities throughout her years living in Los Alamos. First and foremost, she was an extraordinary wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to walk and could always be seen walking from her home in Western Area to downtown Los Alamos. Her many activities included: playground monitor at Mesa Elementary School, Sunday babysitter and the United Methodist Church, and volunteer and parishioner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Ursula had a passion for quilting. She spent much of her time pursuing this passion at the Senior Center, and as a member of the Peacemakers Group, a local quilting club, and at the Cooperative Extension Services. In the mid 1980's, she took a job with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) working at the scientific library. She enjoyed her work there very much, and continued to work until she was needed at home to take care of her husband, Sidney, who passed away on September 13, 2000.
Ursula was preceded in death by her mother and father, Cruzita and Fabian Montoya; sister and brother-in-law, Mattie and Loyal Frymuth; brothers and their wives, Julio and Lucy Montoya and Eppifanio and Josie Montoya; and her loving husband Sidney Hayter. She is survived by her daughter Janet Linde, and Janet's sons, Sean and Trevor Linde, and daughter Alix Linde. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, most notably Adeline and her husband John Ulibarri, of Santa Fe; and Cecilia and husband Dan Barrone of Taos.
A visitation will be held on April 30 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe 87505. 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Los Alamos Monitor from Apr. 28 to Apr. 30, 2013