DOWNEY - Janet Rose Cortez, 69, died peacefully at home on June 30.She was born in Terrington St. Clements, England on Sept. 5, 1940. She married Eduardo Cortez on June 14, 1958 in England and came to America on Oct. 31, 1958. She has been a resident of Downey since 1962. She worked for the Downey Unified School District from January 1978 and retired in June of 2003. She was involved with the Downey girls' softball program for many years. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Cortez; son, Eddie Cortez Jr.; daughters, Judy Cortez, Janet Clements and Tracy Stevenson; and seven grandchildren, Eddie, Travis, Kevin and Alex Cortez, Eval Clements, and Owen and Samantha Stevenson. No services were held per Janet Cortez's request.
********** Published: July 15, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 13