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Church services held for Bennie Aguilar at 79

DOWNEY-Services were held July 6 at St. Dominic Savio Church for Bennie Aguilar, a resident of Downey for 79 years, who died at his home June 30.

He was 79, born in Downey, and was a former employee of L.A. Screw Products.

He was a member of St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Aguilar.

Father Leo officiated. Burial followed at Park Lawn Memorial Park in Commerce. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies-Mortuary of Downey.

Former resident Mark J. Wellenstein mourned

SEATTLE, Washington-Funeral services were held in Seattle, Washington, on Jan. 26 for Mark J. Wellenstein, a former Downey resident who died June 20 in Philadelphia.

He was 23, and attended St. Mark's Episcopal School, East Middle School, and Downey High before moving to Seattle. On graduation from high school he joined the Marines, where he attained the rank of Sergeant, leaving after four years to attend university in Philadelphia.

Survivors include his father, Carl of Downey; his mother, Jane and a sister, Kristin, both of Seattle.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mark to Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, P.O. Box 27529, Seattle, Washington, 98125.

Richard Dayss dead at age of 68 here

DOWNEY-Services will be held in Manchester, Michigan, for Richard Dayss, a resident of Downey for 40 years, who died at Downey Community Hospital July 1.

He was 68, born in Michigan.

Survivors include his sisters, Ruth McGraw, Bertha Miller, Hilda Arnold, Cora Iwonichi and Elsa Vogel; and brothers Robert Dayss, Leonard Dayss and Willard Dayss.

Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester, Michigan. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Services here Tuesday for Peggy Hinman Parque

DOWNEY-Services will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Peggy Hinman Parque, a Downey resident for 38 years, who died July 9 at Sunrise Convalescent Home in Downey.

She was 69, a native Californian, a homemaker, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Parque; her daughters, Michelle Parque and Melanie Parque; a sister, Mickie Dufrene; a brother, David Ortmayer; and four grandchildren.

Father John Maoloney will officiate. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Roland Heights.

A Rosary will be heard Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel. Arraignments are by Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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