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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Minnig dies at 87

DOWNEY – Paul Minnig, a longtime resident of Downey, passed away peacefully at his residence this month at age 87. A pioneer and innovator in the early days […]

Services held for Rosemary Meyer

DOWNEY – Rosemary Meyer, a longtime Downey resident heavily involved with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, died April 11. She was born Oct. 26, 1935 to Florence […]

WWII veteran Clyde Griffin passes away

DOWNEY – Clyde Orlando Griffin, a veteran of the World War II European Campaign, died April 15. He was 93. Griffin was born June 25, 1920 and lived […]

Garde,  Margaret “Peggy”, 83, beloved sister, aunt and frie
Margaret Garde mourned

DOWNEY – Margaret “Peggy” Garde, a longtime volunteer at the Downey library and hospital, died March 31 surrounded by family. She was 83. Peggy was born May 3, […]

February 8, 1952 to April 9, 2014
Gary Wayne Zollman

Gary Wayne Zollman died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor  vehicle accident in Downey, California. Gary was born on February 8, 1952 in […]

Jimmy Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers, passes away

DOWNEY – Jimmy Spyros Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers on Firestone Boulevard in west Downey, died March 27, the family announced. He passed away at his Downey home, […]

Juanita Llamas: saying goodbye to family’s queen

Mexican grandmother is survived by nearly 200 relatives.

Ardys Halterman, former teacher

DOWNEY – Ardys Lorraine Halterman passed away peacefully March 6 at her home in Downey where she resided since 1953.She was 85. A small graveside service and burial […]

Jeanie Harman was active in local theater

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Jeanie Harman passed away peacefully April 2, her 95th birthday. She was born on April Fool’s Day 1919 to Josephine and John Ettore […]

Benny Colon, Christian music producer

DOWNEY – Born to Juan M. Colon and Lupe S. Colon on Jan. 7, 1952, Benjamin “Benny” Gilbert Colon passed away April 1. He is survived by his […]