DOWNEY - Longtime Downey resident Catherine Wilson passed away April 26 after a short illness.Wilson was born Feb. 7, 1913 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Los Angeles when she was 9. She graduated from Fremont High School and married George Wilson in 1932. They moved to Downey in 1953 where she was a homemaker and raised her family. Wilson was a member of Downey United Methodist Church and was active with the United Methodist Women, the Miriam Circle, and the popular "Granny Squares" crafting group. For many years she attended the OASIS class at Downey Adult School. She also passed the time listening to audio books provided by the Braille Institute. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Thomas; daughter-in-law, Glenda; grandson, Michael; and brothers, Robert and David Moodie. She is survived by her daughter, Louise Harrell; sons, Al (Elaine) Wilson and Russell Wilson; daughter-in-law, Joan Wilson; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Downey United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to Downey United Methodist Church or the Braille Institute.
********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2