DOWNEY - Delbert L. Johnson, a Downey resident since 1953, has died. He was 88.Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was owner and operator of Pattern Engineering & Mfg. Company from 1950-66. From 1970-82, he owned and operated D.L.J. Mfg. Copmany. He was a Life Member of Optimist International, and also belonged to the Elks Club and the Rio Hondo Men's Club, where he was the putting champion in 1970 and 1971. He was also an Eagle Scout and woodcrafter. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; daughters, Connie (Charles) Russell, Judy (Ralph) De La Torre and Carla (Mark) Solis; and grandson, Joseph De La Torre. He was predeceased by a son, Richard Johnson. Funeral services are scheduled for Oct. 1 at Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24