Church organist Helen Bury mourned at age 94

DOWNEY-Services were held Monday, July 7, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey for Helen Bury, the organist for the Christian Science Church on Fifth Street for more than 40 years, who died July 3 in Brea.

She was 94, born in England, Jan. 16, 1903, and lived in Downey 40 years. She came to California 60 years ago.

She had no surviving relatives.

Jeanette Furtsch officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Arrangements were by the Halverson-Luce Mortuary.

Friends, family mourn Veta Nadine Cazin here

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held July 9 at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel for Veta Nadine Cazin, a resident of Downey for 19 years, who died July 3 in Downey Community Hospital.

She was 74, born in Pittsburg, Kansas, and worked as a salesperson for 19 years for the Harris & Frank Company. She was a former resident of Norwalk.

Survivors include her husband, Al T. Cazin; her son, Ronald Wagner of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Pamela Crutchfield of Coweta, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Fr. John Moloney officiated. Burial followed at the Riverside National Cemetery.

Lucille Pauline Biggs mourned at age of 74

DOWNEY-Graveside services and burial were held July 8 at Riverside National Cemetery for Lucille Pauline Biggs, a resident of Downey for 26 years, who died July 2 in Downey Community Hospital.

She was 74, a former resident of Bell Gardens, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1990, and her daughter, Naomi Jean Biggs in 1988.

Survivors include her children, Richard Biggs of Orange; Harold Biggs, Jr., of Downey; Paulette Havlak of San Angelo, Texas; Anna Redfield of Downey; Noma Jacques of Whittier; her sister, Wilma Hemphill of Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Paul August Wilcke is mourned at age of 91

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at the chapel of Miller-Mies Mortuary for Paul August Wilcke, a Downey resident for 56 years and a former design engineer for Superene Feeds, who died July 3.

He was 91, born in Germany, and was a Lutheran.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia; a son, Bob; a granddaughter, Kirsten; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole.

Pastor John Rose offiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

Arrangements were by Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Marguerite M. Fragoso of South Gate mourned

SOUTH GATE-Private funeral services were held for Marguerite M. Fragoso, 85, of South Gate, who died July 4.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a member of the Catholic Church, and was a nun for 35 years in St. Louis.

Survivors include her brother-in-law, George Pentelute.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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