DOWNEY - Bernardine Fore Hughes died peacefully on June 22, just two seeks short of her 95th birthday, at Downey Community Health Center from advanced Alzheimer's disease.She was born in Los Angeles on July 8, 1915 and lived her entire life in Southern California. Before moving to Downey about 30 years ago, she had lived in Santa Monica, Lake Forest and Long Beach. In the 1980's, she owned and managed a gift shop in South Gate. Hughes was active in the Downey Woman's Club and had been a member of First Presbyterian Church of Downey for 13 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hughes. There will be a memorial service in Hughes' honor on July 19 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Downey.
********** Published: July 15, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 13