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DOWNEY – Downey resident Roena Tweedy Eason passed away on Nov. 28.
Born in Fristoe, Mo., on May 31, 1926, she attended primary schools in west Texas after her parents moved there from Missouri. In the late 1930s, the family moved to California and Roena attended high school in Modesto before graduating from Modesto Junior College.
In 1947, the family moved to Los Angeles where Roena found a job with Silverwoods department store. She started as a window trimmer and within a few years was assigned to the buying department.
She advanced rapidly and became the assistant buyer for all of the Hart, Shaftner and Marx stores. After many years with the company, she moved on as buyer for Vanity Fair and later took an assignment to manage the Los Angeles showroom.
After a brief retirement in 1995 she took a position with her brother-in-law at Jewels by Angelo as a phone salesperson. She stayed there until 1999.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Edna Tweedy; her husband, Carl O. Eason; and sisters Phyllis Artrip and Una Cardono.
Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Zrelak Mortuary Chapel, with interment to follow at Gold Mountain Memorial Park in Big Bear.
Published: December 1, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 33