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092514-04-02
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, […]


091814-04-02
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 […]


091814-04-03
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 […]


090414-03-02
Edwin Bauer mourned by family

DOWNEY – Edwin J. Bauer died peacefully at his home Aug. 12 after a long illness. Originally from Omaha, Neb., he was born April 13, 1928 and was […]


January 11, 1923 to August 17, 2014
Wilbert G. Lidtke

Wilbert G Lidtke (Bill) returned to his heavenly father on August 17, 2014. He was 91. He passed away peacefully in his Downey home of 60 years looking […]


082114-10-01
Angelo D’Eramo mourned

DOWNEY – Angelo Carmine D’Eramo, 83, passed away July 18 of natural causes. He died in Downey with family at his side. Born in Los Angeles on Aug. […]


April 7, 1931 to July 17, 2014
James G. Mann

Jim Mann passed away suddenly on Thursday 7/17/14 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield due to a brain aneurysm. Jim was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, the […]


April 15, 1919 to July 31, 2014
Charlotte Meier

Charlotte Meier passed into the hands of the Lord early on the morning of July 31st, surrounded by her husband of 71 years and her three daughters. She […]


080714-10-03
Virginia Mae York passes away

DOWNEY – Virginia Mae “Cookie” York, a former preschool teacher and librarian assistant at Warren High School, passed away of natural causes July 29 at her home in […]


080714-10-01
Otilia Lucia Cabrera passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Otilia Lucia Cabrera passed away July 30 at her home in Downey. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Dec. 13, 1937 and […]


080714-10-02
Darryl Thomas Roberts mourned

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Darryl Thomas Roberts died in Salem, Utah on July 29 due to injuries from an automobile collision. He was 50. He was born […]


Sylvia Hall was hospital volunteer

DOWNEY – Sylvia Hall, a former volunteer in the Physical Therapy Department at Downey Community Hospital, passed away July 22 at PIH Health in Whittier. She was 75. […]


073114-04-02
Maria Garaduno leaves 3 kids

DOWNEY – Funeral services will take place Monday for Maria Garaduno, who died unexpectedly July 17 at age 43. She worked at the Downey YMCA and was a […]


June 16, 1920 to July 18, 2014
Mary Alice Taylor

Born in Quincy, ILL. on June 16, 1920 passed away on July 18, 2014 of natural causes in Downey, CA with family at her side. Mary just celebrated […]


073114-04-01
Raoul ‘Ray’ Hoeschen was community volunteer

DOWNEY – Raoul John “Ray” Hoeschen, a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, died peacefully at home July 22. He was born in Minnesota to Herman and Evelyn […]


Stella Armas mourned

DOWNEY – Stella Marie Armas, born in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 1924, passed away June 18. She was raised in Los Angeles with her family (one sister […]


October 22, 1921 to June 6, 2014
Frances Ruth Gillett

Frances Ruth Gillett passed away June 6, 2014. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1921. A resident of Downey for 50 years then moved to […]


072414-04-03
Franklin O’Brien mourned

DOWNEY – Franklin (Frank) O’Brien, 82, passed away June 25 at his Downey home. He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass. He lived and raised his […]