DOWNEY - Vera Stinson, a Downey resident since 1951, passed away Nov. 23 at age 95.She was born in Leedy, Okla., on May 11, 1914. She was one of 10 children. Ralph Stinson sent for Vera to come to California in 1938. They were married Nov. 21, 1938. They moved to Downey in 1951 and were members of Delvers Gem and Minerals Society and belonged to several local clubs. She was a member of TOPS Club CA 63 and worked in the North Junior High School cafeteria for many years. She belonged to Trinity Baptist Church of Downey. Ralph Stinson passed away in 1996. A viewing will be held today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Miller Mies Mortuary, followed by a funeral service there. After the funeral service she will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Garden of Prayer at Rose Hills. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Gary) Golson; son, Edward Stinson; grandchildren, James Dufton and Gale Farris; great-grandchildren, Cori Farris, Hailey Farris, Cody Farris and Jacob Golson; and sister, Letha McLemor.
********** Published: November 27, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 32