September 13, 1945 - December 12, 2017
Alda Sichting, age 72, passed away unexpectedly while at home on the evening of December 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband Bob, and daughter Cindy.
She was born in Arizona, and grew up in Perris, CA where she raised and showed dairy calves, eventually met her husband Bob and settled in the Downey area. They married in Dec 1964, just celebrating their 53rd Anniversary.
She worked in Real Estate, along with doing the bookkeeping for the family’s business, Industrial Forklifts, until their retirement in 2007.
Alda was active in the community and was President of the Downey Sister Cities Assoc. in 1984 and continuing to be on the board and committees, working tirelessly for over 30 years in furthering their People-to-People program through visitations and fundraisers. She was instrumental in starting the first official Paramedic Program in Guadalajara, Mex, which later became a statewide program, and aided in adding their newest sister city of Roscommon, Ireland.
She was a philanthropist in every sense. Some of her many accomplishments were being a Commissioner on the Emergency Preparedness Committee for the City of Downey, on the board for the C.H.E.R. Foundation, Southern California College of Chiropractic, Theater for America, American School of X-Ray, and many more.
She had a huge heart and was always willing to help those in need in any way possible. She was strong willed which helped her defy the odds of many health issues over the years. Alda always felt there was more out there for her to do. Her close family and friends were the center of her universe, sharing a tight knit relationship with her husband and daughter, as well as her precious grandsons. She will forever hold a place in all our hearts. Words cannot express how much she’ll be missed.
Her Celebration of Life will be held at Miller Mies Downey Mortuary on Dec 29th at 10:30am.