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December 15, 1999 - May 10, 2015
Remembering Isaac Sammuel Rincon

Isaac came into our lives and formed a friendship with my son. They were just shy of eight years old when their adventures began. Reflecting over those years […]

Norman Buchert was Boeing worker

DOWNEY – Norman Charles Buchert, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 13, 1942, passed away May 9 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Port St. Joe […]

Charles Bowers earned Purple Heart

DOWNEY – Charles Bowers, age 92, passed away at home on May 5. Charles was a Purple Heart Veteran wounded in Okinawa. He has been retired from GTE […]

Laura Brandenburg passes away

DOWNEY – Laura A. Brandenburg, born in Galesburg, Ill., on Sept. 19, 1951 to Eugene and Patricia Mathers, passed away May 9. She grew up on a small […]

Charlotte Marie Fiola

Charlotte Marie Fiola passed away peacefully from natural causes Friday morning, May 15, 2015. She was 99 years 7 months old and died in her home in La […]

Nancy Jones was fitness instructor

DOWNEY – Nancy Jones, a longtime fitness instructor for Downey Adult School, died May 5 after suffering a stroke. She was 78. She received her BA from Cal […]

Nancy Bloxham passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Nancy Bertwell Bloxham passed away at her daughter’s home in Huntington Beach on May 2. Born Dec. 13, 1941, she was a 1959 […]

August 27, 1924 to November 9, 2014
Helen Hanges Reagan

Helen Hanges was born August 27, 1924 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Nick and Lorene Hanges. Helen left her earthly life to be with the Lord on November […]

March 6, 1926 to May 8, 2015
Katherine M. Hambrick

Los Angeles – Katherine May Hambrick (Clark), 89, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015 at UCLA Medical Center after a brief illness. Katherine (Kay) was born in […]

Sally Driggs was a Teacher of the Year

CERRITOS – Sally Jane Heath Driggs passed away April 27 in her home in Cerritos, where she had lived for the past 46 years. Sally was born in […]

Hubie Clark Jr. was tennis player, engineer

DOWNEY – Earnest Hubert “Hubie” Clark Jr., 88, of Aliso Viejo, passed away peacefully on April 24 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Patty) […]

Phyllis English was longtime Whittier resident

WHITTIER – Phyllis English passed away April 13, 2015 in Kettering, Ohio of natural causes. Phyllis was born in Whittier on July 5, 1925. She was raised on […]

Sam Cochran was animal lover

DOWNEY – Sam I. Cochran, 68, passed away on April 28 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. He was born Oct. 30, 1946 in Downey but […]

Virginia Baker passes away at 93

DOWNEY – Virginia Mae Baker died peacefully on April 29. She was 93 and a 66-year Downey resident. She was born in Huntington Park and attended South Gate […]

Lola Ann Chesick was LAUSD records clerk

DOWNEY – A memorial service for Lola Ann Chesick will be held Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. Interment will […]

August 10, 1934 to April 3, 2015
Maria E. Dominguez

Maria E. Dominguez, 80 years old passed away April 3, 2015. She was born August 10, 1934 in Hachita, New Mexico. Maria Amelia was the first born child […]

Margie Richey was real estate broker

DOWNEY – Margie Anne Richey, 88, passed away April 29 at PIH Hospital in Whittier. She was the daughter of Reatus Watson and Saletha (Wilson) Watson. Margie graduated […]

Bob Winningham’s celebration of life

Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life service Tuesday for former mayor Bob Winningham, who died last week at age 59. Seven former Downey mayors were in […]

W. Alden Wright was LAUSD teacher

DOWNEY – Long-time Downey resident W. Alden “Stubby” Wright, 63, passed away at home on April 29 after a long illness. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the […]

June Davis mourned

DOWNEY – June E. Davis (Vleerick), also known as Auntie Mame, passed away March 23. A memorial service will be held at Miller Mies Downey Mortuary on May […]