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– son of Mrs. Helen Folan. He was born in Perry 19 years ago and has lived here ever since.
William LeRoy Folan
April 15, 1920 – November 8, 1997
William LeRoy Folan, 77, longtime resident of Alamogordo, New Mexico, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997.
Born on April 15, 1920, in Perry, Oklahoma, he was the son of Mark LeRoy and Helen (Manson) Folan. He graduated from Perry high school in 1939.
On May 8, 1954, he and Beatrice Genolynn “Betty” Berger were married in Stanford Co., Texas. She preceded him in death in 1990.
A World War II Army veteran and electronic engineer, he worked on the Manhattan Project and was present at Trinity Site.
He was retired from civil service with Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base and a member of National Association of Atomic Veterans.
Survivors include his son, Jim Folan; his daughters, Betty Gene Smith and Billee Lee Moore; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today in Hamilton-O’Dell Chapel, in Alamogordo, NM.