Dimas Chavez

Profile Updated: August 14, 2022
Dimas Chavez
Class Year 1955
Residing In Potomac, MD USA
Spouse/Partner Mirian
Occupation Retired
Children Ana
Military Service United States Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Retired from the Federal Government after 35 years. Worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Buyer, Public Relations, and Employee Relations Manager. Worked for the Federal government at the Executive Office of the President (Lyndon B. Johnson) in Austin, Texas; Department of Health Education and Welfare in Rockville, MD; National Science Foundation in Washington DC; Department of State in Washington DC; Central Intelligence Agency in Washington DC. Wrote my memoirs and published via Amazon under title "On My Own". Presently residing at 7710 Woodmont Avenue, Apt. 703, in Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

School Story

First male to go from the first through the 12th grade in the Los Alamos School system. When I graduated in 1955 my first grade teacher, Ruth Quinlin, was present and gave me a gift - Dictionary. Second grade teacher Mrs. Dorothy Hillhouse; Third grade Mrs. Schnell; Fourth Grade Mrs. Nelson; Fifth Grade Mrs. Huxley; Sixth Grade Mr. Heinze; Seventh Grade Mrs. Fern Burns; Eighth Grade Mrs. Frederick; Nineth grade to 12th High School.

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Dimas Chavez posted a message.
Sep 26, 2022 at 10:02 AM

Gaylord - Do not know if you will receive this but noted in the alumni that today is your birthday..Happy birthday. Drop me a line at enmu1960@yahoo.com I still recall your beautiful mother, God bless her. Dimas

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Aug 14, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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Mar 08, 2022 at 2:07 PM

I am grateful for all the hard work Viki and all the volunteers has invested in the LAHS Alumni web site and large class reunions. Although this past year was fraught with issues such as COVID I know that performing the work she did along with the volunteers and others who chipped that we would not be as well informed as we have been. Thank oyu Vicki and all the volunteers. Dimas Chavez 1955

Dimas Chavez has left an In Memory comment for Carol J Sega Kemp.
Nov 06, 2021 at 12:54 PM

I met Carol through her husband Ed Kemp when I was a young man in Los Alamos as we had a common relationship being that my sister Dolores, the second born in my family, was born with Downs Syndrome, as was Ed's son.  However, before that Ed was my Boy Scout Leader when I was in Troop 22 and recall many camp outs with the troop throughout northern New Mexico.  I interacted with both Carol and Ed many times during our association in helping those with mental and physical devlopmental issues.  Honored to have known them both,  Dimas Chavez Class of 1955 

Nov 06, 2021 at 12:44 PM

Mrs.Fries was truly one of the classiest ladies not only in the Los Alamos school system, but in Los Alamos.  I can honestlu say that I, among many other male students, had a crush on Shirley Stapleton Fries.  We became much closer after she retired, and we would meet in small gatherings, or class reunions.  Her daughter, Diane, played a huge role in maintaining a close relationship with Ms. Fries which I always appreciated.  I coninue to be in contact with Diane, who spends her summers in Los Alamos as Diane kept her mothers home in Los Alamos.  Thank you Ms. Fries for being part of my life.  Dimas Chavez

Dimas Chavez has left an In Memory comment for Robert Cox.
Nov 06, 2021 at 12:35 PM

Coach Cox nick named me Dimo in grade school when I played basketball for an intramural team known as the Termites.  The name stuck with me all through high school and college.  As indicated earlier by someone, you either hated or loved him.  I had a mixture of both.  i shalll never forget my Junior year when we played football against the Santa Fe Demons in Santa Fe.  I was not a huge stand out in football as I only weighted 135 pounds, but I tried my heart out.  I suited out for the Santa Fe game only to experience a negative evening.  The center for the football team, Gary Raper, forgot to pack his game jersey.  So rather than punish Gary for his error, Cox decided to humiliate me by making me give Gary my game jersey while I sat on the sidelines in total embarrassment.  If I had that evening to live over again I would have protested his inappropriate, poor and total negative decision.  He played favorites, and the fathers who would drop by to watch the team practise, bringing him his favorite pipe tobacco and take him fishing were rewarded by moving their sons up the ladder to a starting position.  Regardless, he was an exceptional coach.  His wife Jane was not only a beautiful women, but a classic piano player and singer.  I had a wonderful relationship with her, and we remained close friends well after she and Coach divorced, and she re-remarried.   Dimas Chavez

Dimas Chavez has left an In Memory comment for Larry Lee Fulton Nagy.
Nov 06, 2021 at 11:33 AM


Larry:  After all these years without your presence I continue to miss you very much.  I stayed in contact with your lovely wife Mercedes until her death, and continue checking up on your two children, Bernice and Lee and both are doing well.  Today is November 6, 2021 and your children and some grand-children recently took a trip to New Mexico (Los Alamos) and got their battery charged with that wonderful environment and delicious food you and I use to enjoy so much in Espanola, and El Tapeyac where we once worked together helping in the kitchen and making deliveries all over Los Alamos.

Thanks for all the wonderful and loving memories Larry.  Love you,



Dimas Chavez posted a message.
Nov 06, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Have know Joyce since the fourth grade at Central School and seventy-eight years later we are still in contact. Great lady. Dimas

Dimas Chavez posted a message.
Dec 10, 2019 at 7:16 PM

Hello Gloria. Where are you living at this time. Hope all is well.

Dimas Chavez posted a message.
Oct 14, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Janet: Dimas here. Where are you and how is your brother? Would enjoy hearing from you.