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Former Vultee worker Mary Carpenter mourned

DOWNEY-Memorial services and burial were July 15 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Mary S. Carpenter, a Downey resident since 1945 and a former worker at Vultee Aviation in Downey as well as at North Junior High.

She died July 9 in La Mirada. She was 91, born Oct. 7, 1907 near Draper, South Dakota, the second of six children of Ray and Bernice Smith.

She later lived in Mississippi and Ohio before coming west with her husband, William. They were married 60 years. He was a longtime employee of Baker Oil Tools in Commerce, and preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, William Jr., and daughter-in-law Rosalie of Downey; grandsons Mark of Anaheim and Roger (and his wife Darla) of Fresno; great-grandsons David and Daniel of Fresno; sister Ruth Sellers of Polk, Ohio; nephews Dale Smith and Perry Smith of Ashland, Ohio, and Don Smith of Mansfield, Ohio; and nieces Joylee Watson of Polk, Ohio, and JoAnn Joseph of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.

Friends, family grieve for Josephine Fanelli

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, at St. Raymond's Catholic Church for Josephine Finelli, a homemaker and Downey resident for many years.

She was 86, born in California, and died July 9 at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.

She was a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Diane Oberstein and Irene Allert; her son, Al Fanelli; two sisters; a brother; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Father Steve Davoren officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Graveside services for Marion F. Lehman

DOWNEY-Graveside services will be held Monday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Park for Marion F. Lehman, a resident of Downey for 66 years.

She was born in Long Beach July 30, 1916, and came to Downey in 1933 with her parents.

She lived the last eight years at the County Villa in Downey.

Survivors include her brother, Bill and his wife, Ruthie; a nephew, Jeff Lehman; and nieces Christie LoMonaco and Lisa Kelley.

Arrangements are by Morrow's Mortuary of Pico Rivera.

Vilma Ishak remembered in Downey at age of 39

DOWNEY-Funeral services were heard July 12 at St. Raymond's Church for Vilma Ishak, an 11 year resident of Downey and an employee of St. Francis Medical Center.

She was 39, born in the Philippines, and died July 7 at St. Francis.

She was a member of St. Raymond's Church and the San Joaquin Association of Southern California.

Survivors include her husband, Barsoum Ishak; her mother, Julia Sevilleno; her daughter, Samantha Ishak; sisters Decima Sarabia, Ladina DeLapaz, Edna Sevilleno, Linda Poliquit and Guia Abalos; a brother Joaquin Sevilleno; and a niece, Julia Maria DeLapaz.

Father Steve Davoren officiated. Burial followed at Forest Lawn in Cypress. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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.

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