DOWNEY - Downey resident Lenore Volmer Fager passed away on Sept. 9.Fager was born Jan. 21, 1922 and grew up in Parsons, Kans. She moved to California in 1942 to marry Eddie Fager. After his three years of military service at Fort Worden, Wash., they returned to California where she managed the office portion of the family business: Fager's Body, Fender and Paint Shop on Firestone Boulevard in South Gate. The family operated the body shop for 37 years until they retired in 1984. Lenore was a founding member of St. Raymond's Church in Downey, a longtime member of the Southern California Cortez Viajeros Motorhome Club and a member of the Los Otros Motorhome Club. She is survived by four children, Carolyn Alexander, Roger (JJ) Fager, Colleen (Tony) Van Horn and Joanne Fager; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Jo, Eileen, Alfred, Eddie Lee and Marcena; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by Eddie, her husband of 67 years, and a sister, Ida Ruth. Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary will host a visitation tonight from 5-7 p.m. and a vigil service from 7-8 p.m. St. Raymond's will host a reception tomorrow from 9-11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass. Internment will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
********** Published: September 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 22