Karen Neuhauser

Obituary
  • "Dear Neuhausers, I never forget Sieglinde showing me her..."
    - Diane Stowell
  • "Pete, Give me a call if you need anything. I could take..."
    - Fran Kanipe
  • "I worked at Sandia with Sieglinde from ~1990 until 1996. ..."
    - Nancy Russell Griego
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    - RUTH Weiner
  • "Dear Aunt Ginga, you taught me how to write essays and..."
    - Lena Harnisch

Neuhauser, Karen Sieglinde



Karen Sieglinde Neuhauser, aka "Ginga" to family. Long time resident of Albuquerque, Sieglinde passed away on the 26th January 2017 surrounded by friends and family members. Sieglinde was born on 16 Nov 1947 in Washington DC, she moved to Tucson Arizona with her family at age 15. Her life-long passion was science. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. at the University of Arizona, and a PhD from Harvard University. She did her post-doctorate work at Rutgers University. She moved to Albuquerque in 1974 to take a position with Sandia National Labs. She was an active member of the equine community and the New Mexico Cutting Horse Association for many years, and was the NM State women's cutting champion multiple times. Karen helped an untold number of fellow creatures in need. She loved all creatures, particularly dogs, hummingbirds and parrots. She also loved gardening, art, history, genealogy, medieval literature, travel, Victorian etiquette & style & cooking. She was very active in life at all levels.

Sieglinde was preceded in death by her father, Roy L Neuhauser, II. She is survived by her mother, Alice Neuhauser and by her siblings; Lori Harnisch, of Germany; Astrid Neuhauser, of Tucson, AZ; Karla Mahlberg, of Lucas, TX; Lettie Neuhauser MacLachan, of Winters, CA; Roy L Neuhauser, III, of Oakland TN; Fritz Neuhauser, of Tucson, AZ; Erika Smith, of Las Cruces, NM; and half-sister, Coey Finke, of Phoenix, AZ; also nine nieces & nephews; & 3 grand nieces and nephews.

Sieglinde touched the lives of many. We will forever carry her memory in our hearts

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 12, 2017