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April 7, 1931 to July 17, 2014
James G. Mann

Jim Mann passed away suddenly on Thursday 7/17/14 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield due to a brain aneurysm. Jim was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, the […]

April 15, 1919 to July 31, 2014
Charlotte Meier

Charlotte Meier passed into the hands of the Lord early on the morning of July 31st, surrounded by her husband of 71 years and her three daughters. She […]

Virginia Mae York passes away

DOWNEY – Virginia Mae “Cookie” York, a former preschool teacher and librarian assistant at Warren High School, passed away of natural causes July 29 at her home in […]

Otilia Lucia Cabrera passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Otilia Lucia Cabrera passed away July 30 at her home in Downey. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Dec. 13, 1937 and […]

Darryl Thomas Roberts mourned

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Darryl Thomas Roberts died in Salem, Utah on July 29 due to injuries from an automobile collision. He was 50. He was born […]

Sylvia Hall was hospital volunteer

DOWNEY – Sylvia Hall, a former volunteer in the Physical Therapy Department at Downey Community Hospital, passed away July 22 at PIH Health in Whittier. She was 75. […]

Maria Garaduno leaves 3 kids

DOWNEY – Funeral services will take place Monday for Maria Garaduno, who died unexpectedly July 17 at age 43. She worked at the Downey YMCA and was a […]

June 16, 1920 to July 18, 2014
Mary Alice Taylor

Born in Quincy, ILL. on June 16, 1920 passed away on July 18, 2014 of natural causes in Downey, CA with family at her side. Mary just celebrated […]

Raoul ‘Ray’ Hoeschen was community volunteer

DOWNEY – Raoul John “Ray” Hoeschen, a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, died peacefully at home July 22. He was born in Minnesota to Herman and Evelyn […]

Stella Armas mourned

DOWNEY – Stella Marie Armas, born in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 1924, passed away June 18. She was raised in Los Angeles with her family (one sister […]

October 22, 1921 to June 6, 2014
Frances Ruth Gillett

Frances Ruth Gillett passed away June 6, 2014. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1921. A resident of Downey for 50 years then moved to […]

Franklin O’Brien mourned

DOWNEY – Franklin (Frank) O’Brien, 82, passed away June 25 at his Downey home. He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass. He lived and raised his […]

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 […]