Elmer 'Red' Fields was patriotic man

DOWNEY - Elmer Fred "Red" Fields, 54, passed away Jan. 21 at 7:04 p.m. in La Mirada. He was diagnosed with small intestinal cancer in 2006 and tried very hard to fight it.He was born Dec. 23, 1954 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Herman and Juanita Fields (both preceded him in death). He is survived by his wife, Loretta Fields; sons Benjamin Scott Fields, Shawn Walter Fields, Aaron Vance Fields, Jesse Reese Hancher and Alex Blane Hancer (and their spouses); daughters Serene Bisson (and spouse) and Baily Otillia Fields; sisters Barbara Pauline Johnson, Alberta Darlene Kane and Deborah Sue Wehr; brothers Richard Edward Fields, Billie Ray Fields, Harold Eugene Fields and Vance Allen Fields (and their spouses); and nine grandchildren. A patriotic man, he served in the Army and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and American Legion. His wishes were to be cremated and have his ashes scattered at sea. A memorial ceremony will be held in his honor at Moose Lodge #663 on Feb. 21. ********** Published: February 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 43