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Longtime resident Gerri Emmi mourned

DOWNEY – Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime resident of Downey, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30. She is survived by her mother, Nicolina Emmi of Downey, […]

May 7, 1954 to July 21, 2014
Anthony Leonardo Baca

Anthony Leonardo Baca, age 60, passed away July 21, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was born May 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA. Anthony was the second child […]

January 31, 1919 to July 14, 2014
Roy V. Asmus

Roy V. Asmus, a pillar of several communities and much beloved figure in the civil and community activities of Bell Gardens and Montebello, passed away quietly at Downey […]

Harvey Zaricor mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Harvey Gordon Zaricor passed away July 11 after suffering a massive stroke June 28. He was 58. Born Nov. 20, 1955, he attended Meadow […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]