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.
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.
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.
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.
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.