DOWNEY - Longtime Downey resident Dorothy Wheeler passed away Sept. 14. She was 81.She was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Huntington Park, and grew up in South Gate. She then married Norman Joseph Wheeler in 1951, and they moved to Downey in 1960. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Norman; five children, Michele (John) Black of Garden Grove, Marina (John) Vairo of Huntington Beach, Craig of Downey, Steve (Angie) of Huntington Beach, and Nancy (Jeff) Linnell of Fountain Valley; and eight grandchildren. She suffered a stroke on Sept. 4, resulting in a cerebral hemorrhage. Interment took place Sept. 20 at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24