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Obituaries

071714-04-01
Dorothy McFall was volunteer, teacher

DOWNEY – Dorothy Jane Wells McFall, a former volunteer with local theater groups, passed away July 8 at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Born in Chicago on Feb. […]


Dale Eckert was veteran, aerospace worker

DOWNEY – Dale Ronald Eckert, born July 31, 1943 in St. Louis, passed away July 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center of heart disease. His family moved here […]


071014-03-03
Rick Stoneberg mourned

DOWNEY – Rick Stoneberg passed away in Sun City, Calif. on June 30. He was born Jan. 1, 1953 in North Field, Min.. and lived in Downey for […]


071014-03-02
William Landsdale developed Stonewood Center

DOWNEY – William “Bit Landsdale, a Southern California land developer and real estate/oil and gas investor, died at Los Alamitos Medical Center on June 27 after battling a […]


February 28, 1928 to June 16, 2014
Marilyn Lee Royce

DOWNEY:  Marilyn Lee (Denton) Royce passed away June 16, 2014. She was born in Bell, California on Feb. 28, 1928 and lived in Downey for over 60 years. […]


September 19, 1935 to June 14, 2014
Barbara Jean Bale

Barbara Jean Bale, 78, was born in Oklahoma City, OK on September 19, 1935 and passed away in La Mirada, CA on June 14, 2014. Barbara was previously […]


062614-08-03
Shannon Rafferty passes away

DOWNEY – Shannon Kevin Rafferty, born April 18, 1950 in Bellflower to the late Patrick Francis Rafferty and Lillian Maureen Chatham, died June 17 at the Stonehenge care […]


062614-08-02
Funeral Friday for Sheila Nicholas

DOWNEY – Sheila Thornton Nicholas, born April 27, 1960, died June 18. She was the mother of Jonathan, Jenna and William, and wife of Pat Nicholas. Funeral services […]


Jeanne Ohlemacher

March 24, 1924 - June 8, 2014


062614-08-04
Guy Gum was Marine, community leader

DOWNEY – After battling a long illness, Guy Rex Gum, 82, died with family by his side on June 21, near his home at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He […]


061214-04-01
Vernon Rudolph Lee, WWII vet, mourned

DOWNEY – Funeral services were held Friday for longtime Downey resident and World War II veteran Vernon Rudolph Lee, who died May 31 following many health battles. He […]


060514-04-02
Patricia Van Riper mourned

DOWNEY – Patricia Van Riper passed away May 17 at the age of 90 in Vista, Calif. She leaves behind her daughters, Teresa (Cliff), Gretchen (Jim) and Victoria […]


October 23, 1948 to April 18, 2014
Yvonne Marie Martin

Yvonne Marie Martin, a longtime Downey resident, passed away at her residence on April 18, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 65. She was born on October […]


January 26, 1971 to May 15, 2014
Shon Lee Smith

Shon Lee Smith, a resident of Tacoma, Washington passed away on Thursday May 15th , 2014 at 43 years old. Raised in Downey, California, he moved to Washington […]


052914-10-03
Thomas Hale mourned

DOWNEY – Thomas Sherman Hale, born Aug. 19, 1922 in Fort Collins, Colo. 15 minutes before his twin sister Margaret (Jean), passed away May 20 at his home […]


052214-05-05
Shirley Cawley was civic volunteer

DOWNEY – With her family by her side, longtime Downey resident Shirley Cawley passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 11, at age 86. Born Aug. 21, 1927 […]


December 2, 1954 to May 2, 2014
Paul James Gurrola

Paul James Gurrola, 59, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home in Mesa. Paul was born at Downey Community Hospital in Downey, […]


051514-04-02
Richard Aguilera services set for May 17

DOWNEY – Downey resident Richard Aguilera, born Oct. 6, 1962, passed away on May 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Aguilera, and […]


April 14, 1957 to May 1, 2014
Porfirio Flores Jr.

Downey – Porfirio Flores Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. When he was in the 1st grade, his family moved to the Maywood strip of Huntington Park […]


050114-11-01
Kathleen Reuter mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Kathleen Reuter died April 19 with her daughters at her side. She moved to Downey in the early 1960s and successfully operated Downey Business […]


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