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Showkat Khanna passes away

DOWNEY – Showkat Rai Khanna, born Oct. 22, 1932 and a longtime resident of Downey, passed away at home Feb. 1. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at […]


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David Bitticks was WWII veteran

DOWNEY – David Lawrence Bitticks, 90, died at his home in Sebastopol, Calif. on Feb. 3. He is survived by his wife, Florence Aaby Bitticks; daughters, Ann Philipp […]


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Joel True mourned

DOWNEY – Joel (Joe) True, 77, passed away peacefully Jan. 21 at his home in Downey. He was born in Huntington Park on Nov. 10, 1936 to Ray […]


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Services Saturday for Lowell Charlton

DOWNEY – Lowell Charlton, born July 16, 1940 and a longtime resident of Downey, passed away Feb. 3. Funeral services are Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at […]


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Gwendolyn Marcella Tippit Maughan

Gwendolyn Marcella Tippit Maughan, age 87, of Lehi, Utah, passed away on January 29, 2014 at UVRMC in Provo, Utah. Gwen was born July 14, 1926 in Oklahoma […]


Services held for Wanda Wendell

DOWNEY – Downey resident Wanda Lee Wendell passed away at home Jan. 26 on her 92nd birthday. She was born Jan. 26, 1922 to Prentice and Hattie Deason. […]


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Dolly Fisher passes away

DOWNEY – Dolly G. Flannery Fisher, a longtime Downey resident, passed away peacefully Jan. 22 at the Silverado Senior Care facility in Alhambra where she had been living […]


Joyce Hollow mourned

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Joyce Hollow passed away peacefully at home Jan. 17 surrounded by her loved ones. Born April 28, 1937, she moved to California from […]


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Margaret Davis McMaster

Margaret Audrey Obermiller Davis McMaster 84, formerly of Downey and currently of Laguna Niguel, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 at home. Margaret was born in Los […]


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Allen F. Phair

Downey – Allen F. Phair, a longtime Downey resident born June 29, 1925 in Wisconsin, to Fred & Ida Phair, passed away January 7 at age 88. He […]


Robert Acree passes away at 87

DOWNEY – Robert Bruce “Bob” Acree, 87, died Dec. 7 of congestive heart failure. He was born Nov. 19, 1926 in Whitebead, Garvin County, Okla., to the late […]


Claralee Griffin funeral services next week

DOWNEY – Claralee S. Griffin, a longtime Downey resident born March 2, 1929 to Leo and Clara Guithues, passed away Jan. 15 at age 84. Wake and funeral […]


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Clark Trainer passes away at 93

DOWNEY – Col. Clark W. Trainer, a 39-year retired U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, died Nov. 17. He was […]


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Betty L. Collier

Dear sweet Betty was born in Shawnee, OK. Her family soon moved to Farmereville, CA when she was very small. She grew up there with her 2 brothers […]


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Services this Saturday for Mary Miller

DOWNEY – Mary E. Miller, a longtime Downey resident born March 28, 1927 in Los Angeles to Aloys and Mary Mauch, passed away Jan. 12 at age 86. […]


A Heartfelt Thank You

On Sunday, December 8, 2013, our Mother, Fionnuala Clare Anderson, left this world quietly and peacefully, albeit unexpectedly. While we were not prepared for this unexpected event, the […]


Donald R. Olson

“Oley” Olson, 89, longtime resident of Downey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife of 64 years Pauline, sons Tom (Mary) and Paul (Lynne), daughter Dawn, and many […]


Joe Muniz, 74, mourned

DOWNEY – Joe Muniz, a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, died peacefully Dec. 27 after suffering a stroke. He was 74 and leaves behind his wife of […]


Jean Tuohino passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Jean Tuohino died Dec. 19 at Walnut Village in Anaheim. She was 91. She was born June 21, 1922, to Harold and Edith […]


Journalist Walter Rosebrock dies at 90

DOWNEY – Walter A. Rosebrock, a former Downey newspaper reporter, died Dec. 14 at his home in Santa Maria, Calif. Rosebrock was born March 29, 1923 in St. […]