DOWNEY – Emilia Zambrana, born Jan. 1, 1920, passed away on March 2.
She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Crouse and Joanne Edgerton; six grandchildren, Paige, Brian, Taylor, Dereck, Peter, Kevin and Chole; and five great-grandchildren.
Emilia came to this country in 1944 from Nicaragua. She settled in Downey in 1961 until her passing.
According to Emilia, her greatest accomplishment other than her children was becoming a U.S. citizen.