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At 92, Jerry Allen died March 29 at his Corrales home where family members say his 35  hummingbird feeders probably changed the local ecosystem. He retired in 1990 from a 35-year career with the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he conducted research for weapons testing.

His father had moved the family from Texas to Los Alamos in 1947 to work for the Los Alamos Fire Department.

Allen is survived by wife Phyllis Allen, daughter Bridget Swahlen and sons Paul and Scott Allen and step-son Larry Luna and their mother, Devaun Allen, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial was at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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