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James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was […]


111314-12-01
Joan De Munbrun, WWII veteran, dies at 101

WHITTIER – Joan Christine Schwochert De Munbrun, one of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, died Nov. 2 at age […]


January 22, 1947 to November 5, 2014
Richard Andrew Sharpe

Richard Andrew Sharpe, 67, was born in New York, New York on January 22, 1947 and passed away in Los Angeles, California on November 5, 2014. Richard was […]


110614-08-02
Frances Zurek passes away

DOWNEY – Frances Mary Zurek, born in Foley, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1922, the seventh of 10 children born to John Zawacki Sr. and Mary Markowski, died Oct. […]


110614-08-03
Evelyn Busch dies at 96

DOWNEY – Two months shy of her 97th birthday, Evelyn Busch passed away peacefully Oct. 20 at PIH Downey with her daughter at her side. Evelyn and her […]


110614-08-04
Joanne Mahr mourned

DOWNEY – Joanne Ellen Mahr passed away Oct. 25 after a battle with cancer. Mahr was the daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy Miller. She was born July 26, […]


103014-10-05
Antonia Thomas passes away

DOWNEY – Antonia Emmanuel Thomas passed away at PIH Hospital in Downey on Oct. 19 after a long illness she had battled this past year. She was born […]


Services Saturday for Diane Wynn

DOWNEY – Diane Wynn, a resident of Bellflower, a retired elementary school teacher in the Paramount Unified School District, and a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church […]


103014-10-04
Vivian Rice mourned

DOWNEY – Vivian Marie Myers Rice passed Oct. 16. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 26, 1924. She moved to Maywood when she was 21 and […]


September 17, 1922 to September 8, 2014
Deloris Evelyn Peterson

DELORIS EVELYN PETERSON, 91, of Downey, California, died on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Long Beach Community Hospital in Long Beach, California. She was born September 17, 1922, […]


April 13, 1936 to October 21, 2014
Stuart J. Finck

Stuart Finck, Retired Police Captain, Mourned. Stuart J. Finck, age 78, died on October 21, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from complications following ulcer surgery. Stuart Jon Finck was born […]


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 […]


102314-03-01
Cecelia “Cel” Kimberly

November 18, 1931 to October 9, 2014


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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); […]


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 […]


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 […]


101614-04-05
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 […]


100914-03-02
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, […]