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October 23, 1939 to October 10, 2014
Frederick Dickinson

October 23, 1939 – October 10, 2014 Frederick Dickinson passed away on Friday October 10th 2014; it was very sudden without warning from a major heart attack at […]


July 5, 1943 to October 28, 2012
Judy Pratt

Judy’s obituary – long overdue. Judy Pratt, longtime Downey resident, passed away in her home on October 28, 2012 at the age of 69 due to complications from […]


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Cecelia “Cel” Kimberly

November 18, 1931 to October 9, 2014


April 18, 1924 (Good Friday) to October 5, 2014
Norman Ewart Horney

Norman Horney (aka Dad, Brother, Uncle, G’pa, Friend) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday October 5, 2014 at his residence in Downey, CA. A native to […]


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Celebration of life for Cecilia (Cel) Kimberly

A celebration of life for Cecilia (Cel) Kimberly will be held at Furman Park on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m. There will be a potluck (drinks provided); […]


August 2, 1955 - October 4, 2014
Deborah Ann Hughes Fitzsimmons

Born August 2, 1955 in Pratt, Kansas, and left us way to soon on October 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. A graduate of Warren Classs of […]


January 1, 1933 to September 17, 2014
Marie Josephine Dorin

Marie Dorin passed away September 17, 2014 at home with her family at her bedside. Marie was very ill this past year and for the last 3 months […]


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Ella Bretz passes away at 91

DOWNEY – Ella Albush Bretz passed away in her sleep in her home of 50 years in Downey on Oct. 10 at the age of 91. She was […]


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Luz Paloma passes away

DOWNEY – Luz Maria Paloma, who with her husband opened Marisa’s Mexican Restaurant in Downey in 1975, died Oct. 2, family members announced. Luz was born Feb. 14, […]


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Lucille Veltri mourned

DOWNEY – Lucille Veltri died peacefully Oct. 1 at the age of 91. She was born in Morgan City, La., to Mary and Nick Orlando. She married Tony […]


June 7, 1930 to September 28, 2014
Barbara "Bobbie" Lee Dykes

Barbara Dykes passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter […]


June 29, 1977 to September 25, 2014
Stephenie Michele Holmberg

Stephenie Michele Holmberg, age 37, passed away on September 25 after a 3 year battle with cancer. Stephenie was born in Corona, CA on June 29, 1977, to […]


July 14, 1919 to September 22, 2014
Evelyn Alice Johnson Colvin

Our dear mother, Evelyn Alice Johnson Colvin, passed away on Monday, September 22, after a short illness. She lived in Downey for 62 years and dearly loved the […]


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George Delis was part of Normandy Invasion

DOWNEY – George E. Delis died peacefully at his Downey home on Sept. 21. Born in Chicago on June 19, 1919, he was the only child of Alexandira […]


Peggy E. Jacobs

June 10, 1921 to September 28, 2014


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Richard Allen, accountant and golfer, mourned

DOWNEY – Richard H. Allen died at his home in Diamond Bar on Sept. 21. Born Richard Allen Heimerdinger on Dec. 19, 1927 in Bell, he lived in […]


June 30, 1950 to September 21, 2014
Lloyd Robert Long

Lloyd Robert Long passed away due to natural causes on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, in Laughlin, Nevada at the age of 64. Lloyd was born on June 30, […]


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Lois Waters was school volunteer

DOWNEY – Lois Waters died peacefully on Sept. 14 after a long battle with cancer. Lois lived in Downey for 38 years and volunteer taught at Rio Hondo […]


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James Allen passes away

DOWNEY – Downey resident James R. Allen passed away Aug. 27 while on a cruise to Alaska. He was born in Sevier County, Tenn., on Nov. 4, 1931 […]


September 10, 1923 - August 28, 2014
Robert Russell Colley

Bob peacefully passed away on August 28, 2014 in his Downey home with family present as he had wished. Having been born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September […]