Guy Gum was Marine, community leader

DOWNEY – After battling a long illness, Guy Rex Gum, 82, died with family by his side on June 21, near his home at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and Charles Gum.

He is survived by his daughters Lavonna (Mark) Douglas of Auburn, Calif. and Cathie Gum (Peter Kovaric) of Los Angeles. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A 48-year resident of Downey, Guy served as a Marine in Japan and Korea from 1950-52 and worked as an aircraft, autonetics and aerospace engineer until his retirement from Boeing (formerly Rockwell International) in 1992.

He was an active volunteer for the Downey Civic Light Opera, a Master Mason of Downey United Lodge 220, a 32nd Degree Freemason of Valley of Santa Ana Scottish Rite, and a member of Downey Eastern Star Chapter 160.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 28, at Miller Mies Mortuary, 11015 Downey Ave.



Published: June 26, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 11