DOWNEY - Frances Moren, age 93, passed away on the morning of Jan. 25, succumbing to complications from a stroke and congestive heart failure.A 50-year resident of Downey, and founding member of St. Raymond Catholic Parish, Frances lived her final eight years in Leisure World Seal Beach. She was born Sept. 1, 1919 to George and Catherine Jakowski in Rocklake, N.D. She was preceded in death by her sisters Angeline Paro, Mary Jozwiak, Victoria West, Genevieve Smela and her brother Frank Jay. She married her true love, Eric Nels Moren (deceased June 1978), on May 31, 1941 in Duluth, Minn. Frances is survived by her sons: Dennis Moren of Downey, Dale Moren (Martha) of Turlock, Daniel Moren (Brigitte) of Long Beach and Dean Moren (Nancy) of Downey; and grandchildren: Julie Moren of Cerritos, Eric Moren of Long Beach, Allison Costa (Louie) of Turlock, Andrew Moren of Turlock; and step grandchildren Matthew Griffith of Downey, Thomas Griffith of La Habra, Christina Smith (Cole) of Oceanside and step great-grandchildren Daniel and James Griffith. Frances was a member of the St. Raymond's Ladies Guild Circle 1 and enjoyed playing cards, listening to big band and country Western music, playing board games and cutting coupons. Services include a rosary vigil at Zrelak Mortuary Chapel in Downey at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 and a mass of Christian burial on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, followed by interment at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, and a private reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
********** Published: January 31, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 42