Ernest Plant mourned by family, services held

DOWNEY - Ernest William Plant passed away July 26 at Downey Regional Medical Center of melanoma cancer.He was married to his wife, Eloise, in 1965 and they would have celebrated their 45-year wedding anniversary on Aug. 21. He is survived by his three sons, Eric and his wife Cindy; Ed and his wife Noni; and Erie and his wife Shelly; and grandchildren Paul, Bryana, Samantha, Jory, Gillian, Ryley, Eric II and Lilly Grace. He was born April 3, 1942 in Seattle, Wash., and was the son of Mary Ruth and George Plant. His only brother was Bud (George) Plant, who is married to Donna and live in Northern California along with nieces Wendy and Brenda. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Russell Scott and wife Elsy, nephew Mike and niece Tracy, and his other brother-in-law Chuck Scott, wife Sandy, and nephew Christopher. He retired in March 2003 from outside sales with Pacific Tool and Hoist, and moved to Palm Springs. He was a member of Downey United Methodist Church until 2006. Funeral services were scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Sky Rose Chapel at Rose Hills. A celebratory reception followed at East Whittier United Methodist Church with a Hawaiian theme. Hawaiian food was served and a Halau dance group performed. In lieu of gifts, the family has requested donations to the American Cancer Society in Ernie Plant's name.

********** Published: August 5, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 16