June 18, 1976 - October 30, 2019

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Brian Bruce Glover, 43, of Los Alamos, NM died unexpectedly on October 30th, 2019. He was born June 18th, 1976, in Deadwood, SD. He is the first child and only son of Terry and Kay Glover. Brian grew up in Sturgis, SD and was joined by five sisters, each of whom he loved dearly. Brian took being a big brother seriously and was very protective of “The Sisters”.

It was evident at an early age that he loved science as he was always reading Popular Science magazines. Brian was curious and inventive at a level that astounded most. After working road construction for a few years, he saved enough money for college and attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electri-cal Engineering. During his time there, he worked as a tutor in the Tech Learning Center. One can only imagine the number of students he helped. He never gave up on anyone. Everyone at school was drawn to him so much that his sister Lori, who started at SDSM&T the previous year said, “I used to get called Lori, now I get called Brian’s sister.”

In the Spring of 2003 Brian came to Los Alamos, NM for his first summer internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 2004 and returned to Los Alamos. During this time, he fell in love with his work at the lab and continued his education at SDSM&T completing a M.S. in Electrical Engineering under the direction of Dr. Keith Whites. He returned to Los Alamos to become the scientist he had always dreamed of being and was meant to be. He later wrote: “I am a Sturgis South Dakota guy but these days I am in Los Alamos New Mexico. Los Alamos is a sleepy little mountain town filled to overflowing with scientists and engineers. I like it: I fit right in.”

He leaves an unimaginable void and will be missed every day.