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Burial today for Anna Mae Ensman

DOWNEY-Services will be today, Friday, July 2, at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, for Anna Mae Ensman, a resident of Downey who died June 27.

She was born in Indiana Oct. 16, 1919.

Survivors include her husband, Edmund; daughters Ellen A. (Ed) Woodiwiss and Diane Smith; sons Joe (Nita) Ensman and Dan (Gloria) Ensman; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Ginny Tozzi and Ellen (Charles) McGregor.

Arrangements are by the Green Hills Mortuary.

Services held today for Patricia M. Wagner

DOWNEY-Services will be held at 9 a.m. today (Friday, July 2) at St. Dominic Savio Church for Patricia M. Wagner, a 13 year resident of Downey and a member of St. Dominic Savio Church.

She was 62, born in Buffalo, N.Y. and died June 27. She was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation.

Survivors include her husband, Peter Wagner; and her brothers, James, John and Peter Bradley.

Fr. Gael Sullivan will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Lena Cicero mourned at age of 83 in Downey

DOWNEY-Lena Cicero, a Downey resident since 1953, died Friday, June 25 in Downey.

She was 83, born in Hammond, Indiana, and spent her early days in Warren, Ohio.

She married Rosario Cicero in 1946.

She was active in many community groups, was the founding president of the Together for Hope Auxiliary, was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and Women's Guild, and volunteered more than 5,000 hours at Downey Community Hospital. She was a member of the Soroptimists, Downey Woman's Club, Catholic Daughters, the Downey Library and the Downey PTA.

Survivors include her sister, Virginia of North Hollywood; brothers Fred and Earl of Warren, Ohio, Sam of Dayton, Florida,; her son, Carmen of La Mirada; her daughter, Angela of La Verne; four grandchildren, Donne, Frank, Anthony and Toby; and one great-grandchild, Drake.

In lieu of flowers the family requests Masses, donations to organizations she supported, or donations to diabetes research.

Friends, family grieve for Margaret M. Duggan

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held June 28 at the Holy Cross Cemetery for Margaret M. Duggan, a 34-year Downey resident and an employee of Drapers & Damon for 17 years.

She was 88, born in Rhode Island, and died June 24 in Norwalk.

Survivors include her nieces, Gertrude "Bunny" Hazell of Torrance, Florence Duggan Bayne of Orange, Virginia Wiedmann of Inglewood, Jean Rennie of Bakersfield; and a nephew, Larry Davies of Durango, Colorado.

Father Peter Coffey, a visitor from Ireland who was a friend of Margaret, officiated.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Dema Marguerite Spencer laid to rest at age 97

DOWNEY-Burial for Dema Marguerite Spencer, a Downey resident and a member of the Eastern Star for over 60 years, was June 17 at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier.

She was 97, born Oct. 8, 1901 in Fairfield County, Ohio, the daughter of George Franklin Shride and Florence Butts.

She died June 13.

Lawrence and Dema Spencer moved to California in 1957. They had five children.

She was preceded in death by husband Lawrence Spencer, and three children, John Franklin Spencer, Kathryn Joyce Blackorby and Lawrence Richard Spencer.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean Shride Hewitt and Martha Sandstrom; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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