DOWNEY - A celebration of the life of Edith Arlene Hall, wife of Downey Rotarian Francis (Frank) Hall, was held on Sept. 29 with a funeral Mass at St. Raymond's Catholic Church.Born on Sept. 24, 1924 of Belgian immigrant parents in Cloverdale, Ohio, she passed away on Sept. 25, the day after her 88th birthday, from complications of Parkinson's disease. She had resided in Downey with her family since 1959. Orphaned at an early age, she graduated from business school where she specialized in secretarial skills, and was employed during the '40s and '50s at Southern California Gas Company where she met Frank. They married in 1956. She is survived by Frank; her three daughters, Susan (Rafael) Iglesias, Janet (Thomas) Thompson, and Laura McMillen; and six grandchildren, Rachel, Thomas, West, Andrew, Travis, and Jourdan. Donations in her name may be made to St. Raymond Parish for their support of an orphanage in Tijuana.
********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26