DOWNEY - Helen Tolle, of Downey, passed away April 10 after a short illness.A native of Afton, Iowa, she moved to California in 1945 with her husband, John, where they operated Tolle Food Service located in the Alcoa Aluminum plant in Vernon, until their retirement. She was a longtime volunteer at the Downey City Library and attended exercise classes at the Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center. The fifth in a family of 16, she leaves behind eight surviving siblings. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann; son-in-law, John Bramble; grandchildren, Jennifer Sinclair and Steven Bramble; and great-granddaughter, Brytini Sinclair. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elaine Simpson. A funeral will take place at 10 a.m. today at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary, with internment to follow at Rose Hills. Visitation took place yesterday at Zrelak.
********** Published: April 16, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 52