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Jennie M. Acosta

October 13, 1924 - August 29, 2014

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Janet Kathleen Watson Lilliott

January 6, 1952 - August 22, 2014

Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon...
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Esperanza Estrada

November 16, 1925 - August 18, 2014

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Wilbert George Lidtke

January 11, 1923 - August 17, 2014

Wilbert G Lidtke (Bill) returned to his heavenly father on August 17, 2014. He was 91. He passed away peacefully in his Downey home of 60 years looking forward to being reunited with his dear wife, Dorothea.Bill was born in Detroit, MI. Soon after graduating from Roosevelt High School his country called him to serve in the Pacific theater during WWII where he earned the Purple Heart. After...
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Otto Antonio Ramirez

November 7, 1926 - August 6, 2014

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Alice Rose Flores

August 30, 1924 - August 5, 2014

To one who bears the sweetest nameAnd adds a luster to the sameWho shared my joys Who cheered when sadThe greatest friend I ever hadLong life for there's no otherCan take the place of my dear mother.Arrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary, Downey, CA.
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Mary Jean Caire

December 20, 1927 - August 4, 2014

Loving and kindin all her ways,upright and justto the end on her days;Sincere and truein her heart and mind,a beautiful memoryshe left behind.She had a nature youcould not help loving,a heart that was purer than gold;And to those who knew her and loved her, her memory will never grow coldArrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary, Downey, CA.
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Robert Maffet Palmer

November 12, 1946 - July 29, 2014

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Raoul John Hoeschen

November 23, 1935 - July 22, 2014

Raoul John "Ray" Hoeschen was born in Minnesota to Herman and Evelyn Hoeschen on November 23, 1935 and was raised on a farm in Sublimity, Oregon. With his parents and sister Marlys he moved to South Gate in the late 1940's. He attended St. Helen's School and graduated from South Gate High School, Class of 1953. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Army and had fond memories of...
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Angelo Carmine D'Eramo

July 18, 2014

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Stella Armas

November 1, 1924 - July 18, 2014

Stella Marie Armas was born in Los Angeles, Nov.1,1924. She was raised there with her family (1 sister, 2 brothers), graduated from high school, then married Richard Armas. (They were married for 55 years until he passed away in 2005). Soon after getting married they moved to Compton and opened Dicks Sporting Goods in Lynwood. After their 2 sons Ray and Paul were born, they moved to Cole St. in...
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Miriam A. Martinez

November 19, 1927 - July 6, 2014

Our Father who art in heaven,Hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come,Thy will be doneOn earth, As it is in Heaven.Give us this day Our Daily bread,And forgive us Our trespasses,As we forgive ThoseWho trespass against us;Lead us not into temptationBut deliver us from evil, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.Amen..Arrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary,...
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Catherine Ferguson

July 7, 1937 - July 5, 2014

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La Verne Ballweber

November 9, 1916 - July 5, 2014

Why cry for a soul set free?Miss me a little-but not to long, and not with your head bowed low.Remember the love we over shared. Miss me but let me go. For this is the journey that we all must take, and each must go alone. It's all apart of the master plan a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know and busy your sorrow in doing good deeds. ...
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Dale Ronald Eckert

July 31, 1943 - July 3, 2014

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Geraldine Ann Emmi

April 4, 1957 - June 30, 2014

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Esterina Antonia Ayala

December 6, 1941 - June 29, 2014

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Constantinos Panagiotis Antoniou

June 24, 2014

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Gloria Jean White

November 13, 1948 - June 24, 2014

As children, we can't comprehendor fully realize the meaning of ourparent's love, how tender and how wise, the patience and forgiveness that are part of every day, the unexpected "little things" they do in their own way. Years go by before We can look back on life and see through older eyes and wiser hearts their love and loyalty, and yet it's these and other special thingswe'll hold so dear....
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Juana Amerero

May 5, 1928 - June 20, 2014

Nada te turbe; nada te espante; todo se pasa; Dios no se muda, la paciencia todo lo alcanza. Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta. Solo Dios basta.Let nothing disturb you, Nothing scares you, Everything passes, God does not change. Patience Everything reaches; God who has Nothing is missing: God alone suffices.Arrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary, Downey, CA.
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Eva L. Ceniceros

November 6, 1925 - June 13, 2014

Remember Me.Behind our eyes closed in memorySights and sounds ofChildhood and beyondComes a picture of you,Strong, yet gentle''' Browned by the sun'''A smile wide and welcoming,With eyes sparkling in the Reflection Of your joy in the love of your family,life and dreams'''Goodbye mother,you will be forever with us,A part of our life and history,We will remember you'''Arrangements under the...
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Joyce Croucher

April 16, 1938 - June 9, 2014

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Maria A. Flores

November 12, 1922 - June 7, 2014

Dios te Salve María llena eres de gracia El Señor es contigo bendita tu eres entre todas las mujeres y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús. Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega señora por nosotros los pecadores ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.AmenArrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary, Downey, CA.
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Vernon R. Lee

May 31, 2014

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Eleanor Louise Kierscey

March 3, 1924 - May 28, 2014

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Sherman Monte Robinson

August 9, 1924 - May 28, 2014

May the road rise up to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face,And the rains fall soft upon your fields,And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.Arrangements under the direction of Miller-Mies Mortuary, Downey, CA.
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Maria Garcia-Clemente

September 6, 1917 - May 23, 2014

No sufran por mi, pues ahora soy libre, Estoy siguiendo el camino, que Dios dispuso para mi. Le tomé su mano cuando oi su llamado, Voltié mi espalda y lo deje todo atrás. No puedo quedarme ni un dia mas, para reir, amar, trabajar o jugar. Los quehaceres que deje pendientes, deben quedarse asi. He encontrado esa paz al cerrar del dia. Si mi partida ha dejado un vacio,...
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Thomas Sherman Hale

August 19, 1922 - May 20, 2014

Thomas Sherman Hale was born August 19, 1922 in Fort Collins, Colorado - 15 minutes before his twin sister Margaret (Jean). Tom passed on May 20, 2014 at his home in Downey, California. Tom grew up in Colorado and Wyoming on various family farms. As a young man he served in the Cavalry for two years and later served 4 years in the Marine Air Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. When Tom...
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Linda A. Klein

September 10, 1952 - May 16, 2014

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Blanca Nieves Cabrera

September 10, 1925 - May 11, 2014

Padre Nuestro, que estás en los Cielos, Santificado sea Tu Nombre, Venganos en Tu Reino, Hágase Tu Voluntad, así en la tierra como en el Cielo. El pan nuestro de cada día dánoslo hoy, y perdona nuestras ofensas, así como nosotros perdonamos a quiénes nos ofenden, y no nos dejes caer en la tentación, mas líbranos del mal. Amén.Arrangements under...
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Shirley Jeanne Cawley

August 21, 1927 - May 11, 2014

With her family by her side, longtime Downey resident Shirley Cawley passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11, 2014 at the age of 86. Born on August 21, 1927 to Clarence and Glenn Monson, Shirley spent her younger years growing up in San Diego. As a senior at Hoover High School, she would attend the Saturday night dances held at the local San Diego Women's Club. It's there where...
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Rebeca Guzman

June 17, 1941 - April 27, 2014

Oh Purísima Virgen de Guadalupe! Alcánzame de tu Divino hijo el perdón de mis pecados, bendición para mi trabajo, remedio a mis enfermedades y necesidades y todo lo que tu creas conveniente pedir para mi familia.Santa Madre de Dios! No desprecies las suplicas que te dirigimos en nuestras necesidades, antes bien, líbranos de todos los peligros. Oh Virgen llena de gloria y...
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Alejandro Banuelos

July 10, 1972 - April 18, 2014

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Marilyn Ruth Kennedy

August 2, 1921 - February 28, 2014

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Joseph E. Roster

November 21, 1959 - December 29, 2013


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Robert Fred Stanton

October 3, 1952 - September 6, 2013


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Laurie A. Allen

November 11, 1960 - December 29, 2012


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Adolfo Nedilski

November 21, 1937 - October 18, 2011

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Joseph Earl Homer

September 20, 1928 - October 9, 2011

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Warren Wallace Latimer

March 21, 1923 - October 2, 2011

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Rita M. Ortega

July 28, 1923 - September 29, 2011

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Mary V. Fallon

March 30, 1922 - September 18, 2011

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Moises Perez

September 13, 1925 - September 8, 2011

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Sonja Kay Costa

June 19, 1943 - September 6, 2011

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George Joseph Szkiba

May 3, 1968 - September 3, 2011

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Laszlo Komjathy

August 14, 1930 - August 13, 2011

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Mary Ann Edmunds

November 5, 1915 - August 12, 2011

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Margarite Louise Mcgivney

September 27, 1915 - August 8, 2011

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Iris Marie Tautfest

October 31, 1913 - August 7, 2011

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Billie Jim Light

July 16, 1927 - August 4, 2011

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Jesus Jimenez

March 4, 1910 - August 4, 2011

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Tomacita -. Jaramillo

January 24, 1934 - August 1, 2011

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Victor Joseph Logrecco

January 13, 1922 - July 26, 2011

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Idella C. Williams

May 13, 1918 - July 16, 2011

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Marguerite Taylor Warman

December 11, 1921 - July 15, 2011

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Antonio -. Chang

April 10, 1965 - July 2, 2011

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Donna Lee Bridge

August 4, 1930 - June 28, 2011

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Alma J. Scheel

March 20, 1911 - June 25, 2011

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Sally Ann Farnsworth

May 5, 1947 - June 23, 2011

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Carol Lee Main

June 23, 1937 - June 22, 2011

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Rene Louis Payen

June 14, 1923 - June 20, 2011

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Lillian L. Andrews

October 15, 1916 - June 16, 2011

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Norbert Alexander Hillecke

June 7, 1920 - June 6, 2011

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Joanne H. Annis

July 17, 1920 - June 3, 2011

She was born July 17, 1920 in the farming community of Bruno, Minn. After graduation she moved to Southern Califronia and lived in Long Beach before moving to Thunderbird Villa in South Gate. She worked as a dental receptionist for Dr. Peter Mocciaro until her retirement. She is survived by her sister, Viola Demaris, of Duluth, Minn; daughters, Chloe Mocciaro and Debbie Russi; grandchildren,...
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Geraldine E. Deichman

August 4, 1916 - May 22, 2011

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Shirley Ann Vincent

August 27, 1935 - May 21, 2011

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Rafael Lopez Campos

February 24, 1936 - May 21, 2011

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Eulalia Perez Pajon

July 21, 1923 - May 12, 2011

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Maria Olimpia Bermudez

December 31, 1923 - May 6, 2011

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Russell Allan Ford

April 13, 1949 - May 3, 2011

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Emily Leona Ford-Jordan

June 28, 1978 - May 3, 2011

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Raymond Charles Felix

November 26, 1957 - May 1, 2011

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Greta Louise Inez Anderson

September 21, 1928 - April 18, 2011

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Laurita Fern Kaczmarek

August 10, 1952 - April 1, 2011

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Leola Helen Emery

April 28, 1925 - March 28, 2011

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Guadalupe Jose Osuna

November 12, 1932 - March 26, 2011

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Andres Lopez Ceniceros

August 13, 1920 - March 26, 2011

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Albert Joseph Encinas

March 18, 1944 - March 25, 2011

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Ramona W. Shanks

September 7, 1912 - March 12, 2011

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Leonard Eras

November 14, 1938 - March 11, 2011

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Samuel Bernard O'Dell

December 23, 1921 - March 8, 2011

SAMUEL BERNARD O'DELL, 89 years, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011. On a frigid day in Kansas City, MO., December 23, 1921,Samuel was born two months premature to Margaret (Waldeck) O'Dell Frampton and Samuel C. O'Dell, brought home from the hospital in a shoe box and placed in the oven with the pilot light on and the door ajar to keep warm. At age 13, he, his mother and younger sister, Marjorie Ann,...
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Donna Eileen Swanson

September 1, 1926 - March 5, 2011

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Cecilia Louise Ordonez

July 31, 1947 - March 3, 2011

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Norma Christine Gilleran

November 22, 1935 - February 27, 2011

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Juanita Chavez

October 24, 1925 - February 19, 2011

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Betty Elaine Myers

March 7, 1928 - February 12, 2011

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Elsie E. Loughran

March 4, 1920 - February 10, 2011

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Russell Everett Persion

May 28, 1924 - February 10, 2011

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Digna Molina

May 26, 1914 - February 10, 2011

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Mildred Rose Dreyer

August 23, 1942 - February 7, 2011

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Manuela Gonzalez

January 5, 1923 - February 2, 2011

El Señor es mi pastor; nada me faltara. En lugares de delicados pastos me hara descansar; Junto a aguas de reposo me pastoreara. Confortara mi alma; Me guiara por sendas de justicia por amor de su nombre. Aunque pase por valle de sombra de muerte, no temere mal alguno, porque tu estaras conmigo; Tu vara y tu cayado me infundiran aliento. Aderezas mesa delante de mi en presencia de mis...
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Larry Douglas Wyatt

June 22, 1942 - February 2, 2011

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Jose Larios Chaves

September 18, 1920 - January 31, 2011

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Caridad H. Torres

April 8, 1924 - January 24, 2011

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Maria Espinoza

April 23, 1940 - January 20, 2011

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Steven Hernandez

April 14, 1982 - January 19, 2011

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Frank Ben Barcelona

May 16, 1920 - January 17, 2011

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Linda Whitesides

October 1, 1949 - January 16, 2011

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James Henderson Mcpherson

November 24, 1961 - January 12, 2011

Jim "Jimmy" McPherson, born in Bells Hill, Scotland, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 10:45 a.m., less than a year after diagnosis. He was only 49 years old, but he had packed those years with exuberant living. He loved music, his family and his friends. He was passionate about being outdoors and on the move - from skateboarding to surfing, from riding horses to...
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Herbert James Dobb

August 7, 1919 - January 10, 2011

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