DOWNEY - Evelyn Alles, a 50-year resident of Downey, passed away June 26 at the Posada Retirement Home in Whittier.She was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 1920 to Ernest and Mary Rethwish and raised in San Diego County. She married Fred L. Alles on June 30, 1946 and settled in Maywood. They moved to Downey in 1955 and owned and operated ABC Printing Co. in Paramount. She was active in Girl Scouts and served as a troop leader at Spencer Williams Elementary. She also attended First Baptist Church of Downey and was active in Sunday school. An accomplished musician, Alles played both the piano and organ for church and other activities. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Stephen Thomas; grandson, Matthew; a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held July 2 at 2 p.m. at Whites Funeral Home in Bellflower.
********** Published: July 1, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 11