Mary Louise “Licha” McLaughlin

August 20, 1935 - September 18, 2017

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Mary Louise “Licha” McLaughlin entered peacefully into eternity on September 18, 2017 at Chino Valley Medical Center.  She was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of 9 children, on August 20, 1935.  Mary grew up in what is now Watts and was a Downey resident for 48 years.  She loved “oldies” music and family gatherings.  She drove a bus for Maywood Dial-A-Ride serving the senior/disabled community for 20 years.  She lived in Chino the last 10 months to be closer to her family.  Mary will be dearly missed by her daughter, Lisa Garcia, son-in-law, Jimmy, two sisters Marina (Luis) Valdez & Irene Rocha, and two grandchildren, Jake & Violet, and many nieces and nephews.  Services scheduled for November 7th at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach at 1:00 pm.