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DOWNEY – Downey resident Dorothy “Anita” Tuttle passed away at her home Jan. 30 with her husband, Julius, by her side. She was 89.
She was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Seneca, Kans. She moved with her parents to Downey after high school graduation.
She met Julius in the spring of 1946 and they were married on Aug. 24, 1947 at First Presbyterian Church of Downey.
She started working at Vultee Aircraft Manufacturing and went on to work for AT&T. She retired after 41 years as a telephone operator.
Along with working and raising a family, Anita volunteered her time and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Downey, White Shrine, Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion Auxiliary, Diamond Tread Model-A Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and AT&T Pioneer’s Club.
She is survived by her husband, Julius; sons Thomas and Richard; five granddaughters; one great-grandson; and two great-granddaughters.
Published: Febuary 7, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 43