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August 17th, 1942 to February 18th, 2015
Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury

Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury was born August 17th, 1942 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She passed from this life February 18th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, […]


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In Memory of Harriett Paine

Harriett Paine passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on February 21. She lived in Downey since 1952. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and […]


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Joyce Sok mourned

DOWNEY – Joyce Marie Sok, 84, passed away Feb. 14 in Downey after a long illness with complications of pneumonia. She was born in Prairie County, Ark., July […]


August 25, 1919 to January 28, 2015
Beverly Jane Willick

Beverly Jane Kernohan Willick died peacefully in her sleep January 28, 2015. She was born August 25, 1919, in Minneapolis, MN, and moved to Los Angeles with her […]


021915-03-02
Edward Todd, youth volunteer, mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Edward Todd, of Burbank, died Feb. 5 after a battle with cancer. He was 56. He was born in Lynwood on Nov. 7, 1958 […]


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Remembrance service Saturday for Larry Lockhart

DOWNEY – Downey resident Laurence “Larry” Dean Lockhart died peacefully Feb. 11 with his wife at his side. He was born Feb. 25, 1952 in Teaneck, NJ to […]


021915-03-01
Donald Burns, resident and volunteer, passes away

DOWNEY – Donald L. Burns passed away Jan. 22 with his family by his side. Born Dec. 1, 1939 to Paul and Marguerite Burns in Glendale, Don grew […]


Raymundo Escarciga mourned

DOWNEY – Raymundo “Ray” Escarciga passed away Jan. 27 surrounded by his family. He was 80. Born in El Paso, Tex. on Oct. 11, 1934 to the late […]


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 […]


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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 […]