DOWNEY - Emma Elizabeth Villella, a former longtime Downey resident, passed away peacefully April 30.She was born Sept. 11, 1936 in Jackson County, N.C. to Walter and Sallie (Underwood) Bryson. She was a sister to Geneva, Juanita, Hayes, Herbert, Chloe and Mammie. In 1954, she married Pat Villella at Donaldson Airforce Base in South Carolina. The following year they moved to Los Angeles where she gave birth to Theresa and Kenneth. While in Downey, she worked at Rockwell, Boeing and Goodyear, among other places. A memorial service was held May 6 at San Rafael Parish in San Diego.
********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5