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021215-03-02
Elvia DeLeon passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Elvia DeLeon passed away last week with her family at her side. DeLeon was a parishioner at OLPH Catholic Church in Downey, and […]


021215-03-01
Don Cook passes away at 90

DOWNEY –Donald (Don) Cook, a Downey resident for more than 60 years, passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 3. Although in his 90th year, Cook had never […]


September 14, 1922 to January 1, 2015
Ralph Francis Osterbauer

Ralph Francis Osterbauer, 92, Downey resident of more than sixty years, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2015. He lived a life exemplified by Christian faith […]


Robert Stiles services are Saturday

DOWNEY – A memorial service for Robert “Lee” Stiles will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 7, at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach. For […]


012915-03-02
Darrell Bever passes away

DOWNEY – Darrell F. Bever, a longtime Downey resident, passed away Jan. 11. Born Sept. 1, 1923 he was raised during the Depression and faced with World War […]


012915-03-03
Dennis Rode mourned

DOWNEY – Dennis M. Rode, a Downey resident for 21 years, died Jan. 17 after a long illness. He was born in Danville, Ill., and was in the […]


012215-03-02
Walfrido Planas mourned

DOWNEY – Walfrido Elias Planas passed away Jan. 16 at Pacific Palms Health Care home in Long Beach with family at his side. A resident of Bell, he […]


Robert Stiles, minister and realtor, passes away

DOWNEY –Robert “Bob” Lee Stiles, an ordained minister and realtor, died Jan. 20. He was born March 6, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the fifth child of Grant […]


Services held for Juanita Talbert

DOWNEY – Juanita (Rene) Talbert, born in Chicago in 1926, died recently in Orange. A viewing was held Jan. 19 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress, with a […]


March 2, 1909 to January 9, 2015
71-year Downey Resident, Bernice Mason, Passes Away at Age 105

Beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor made her journey to be with the Lord on   January 9, 2015, just short of her 106th birthday. Bernice […]


012215-03-01
Duane Croom passes away at 53

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Duane Croom passed away Jan. 13 at his home in Prior Lake, Minn. He was 53. He was born Jan. 11, 1962 in […]


August 3, 1924 to January 8, 2014
Emma Schwarz

Emma Schwarz was born Emma Elizabeth Mosier August 3, 1924 on a farm outside of Van Wert, Ohio to Arley and Mimmie Mosier. She succumbed to congestive heart […]


011515-03-02
Cleo Latimer passes away, services Tuesday

DOWNEY – Cleo Catherine Latimer passed away Jan. 6 at her home in Downey with family present. Latimer was a longtime Downey resident and kindergarten teacher. She was […]


October 9, 1921 to January 1, 2015
William C. Hills

Longtime Downey resident William Hills, 93, died Jan 1, 2015. William C. Hills, 93, passed away Jan 1, 2015 at Southland Care Center. He was born Oct 9, […]


January 4, 1938 to December 29, 2014
William T. Fryxell

William Fryxell, long-time Downey resident, died after a three-month struggle with advanced stage kidney cancer on December 29, 2014. “Bill”/”Willy” worked for North American Aviation, Rockwell, and Boeing […]


010915-03-03
Funeral Monday for Caroline Allen

BELLFLOWER – Caroline Marie Allen, of Bellflower, passed away on Dec. 30 in Orange. She was 23. She was born Jan. 17, 1991 in Torrance to Robert R. […]


010915-03-04
George Anagnos mourned

DOWNEY – George Euangelos Anagnos, a longtime Downey resident and pioneering supporter of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, passed away Dec. 31. Born May 15, 1930 in […]


Andrew Paramo dies at 28

DOWNEY – Highland resident Andrew Joseph Paramo was killed Jan. 2 after he was struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing the 10 Freeway in San Bernardino. He was […]


010915-03-05
Ernest Porras passes away

DOWNEY – Downey resident Ernest Porras, 79, passed away Dec. 21. He was born May 29, 1935 to Isabel Apacricio and Paul Porras in Los Angeles. He was […]


Edla Bengtson was teacher

BELLFLOWER – Edla Charlotte Carolyn Johnson Bengtson, 88, passed away peacefully on July 27 during hospice care in her home, with her sons Bruce and John, and daughter-in-law […]