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DOWNEY - Mary Louise Welch, born May 1, 1942 in Maywood to Saul and Louise Toledo, died Aug. 31 after a three-year battle with B Cell lymphoma.
She spent most of her childhood years in Downey with her sister, Sandy, and brother, Saul Jr.
She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in early childhood education. Soon after - on June 22, 1963 - she married her husband, Jerry, before beginning her career as an elementary school teacher.
After teaching in Downey for several years, Mary and Jerry retired to Fox Island, Wash.
Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry; mother, Louise; children, Jay (Arlene), Mynette (Nathan) and Brett (Amber); grandchildren, Trent, Kira, Riley, Tanner, Emily, Ava and Noah; brother, Saul (Louise); and sister, Sandy.
Published: Sept. 12, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 22