DOWNEY - Shirley May Rants passed away Dec. 7 at the age of 86.She was born in Tacoma, Wash., on June 26, 1923. She and Hanford F. Rants were married on Jan. 20, 1945, after corresponding through letters for two years while he was serving overseas in the Army. They moved to California in 1952 and to Downey in 1954. They traveled often and went on 12 cruises around the world. She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Jon (Janice), Jay (Nikki) and Jack (Leslie); five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. After a private memorial service in Downey, she will be buried next to her husband in Riverside National Cemetery.
********** Published: January 22, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 40