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Marie Z. Waddington, bookkeeper mourned

PICO RIVERA-Friends may visit tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 10) from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel in Downey for Marie Z. Waddington, a resident of Pico Rivera and a bookkeeper for 20 years for the B & D Trucking Co., who died Jan. 3 at Kaiser Hospital.

She was 80, and was born in Canada.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, who died in September, 1997.

Survivors include her sons, James of Cerritos, Rex of Apple Valley; a daughter, Karen Tucker of Chattaroy, Washington; a sister, Dotty Newhall of Lompoc; brothers Ivan Edwards of Washington and Rod Edwards of Big Bear City; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Barbara White of the Downey Church of Religious Science officiating.


Jeannette Rose Paumier mourned at age of 83

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass was heard Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Jeannette Rose Durr Paumier, a resident of Downey for 49 years, who died Dec. 31 at Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital in Norwalk.

She had been ill for several months with heart and respiratory problems complicated by diverticulitis.

She was 83, born on St. Valentine's Day in Rome, New York, and was a member of the Court Holy Family No. 1399 C.D. of A., the Widowed Persons Group, Advocates for Multicultural Harmony, and the League of Women Voters.

She married Charles Joseph Paumier on May 18, 1940 in St. Mary's Church in Rome, New York. They had four children, moving first to Elmhurst, Ill., and later Stamford, Connecticut, before coming to Downey in 1948.

She served as a registrar of voters and election board inspector for 25 years here. She received awards from North American Rockwell (the Community Service Certificate), The United Way Community Leadership Award, St. Anne's National Catholic Award, the Downey Rotary Award for Community Service, and the League of Women Voters Outstanding Community Service Award (for which she was recognized by the State Legislature).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1990.

Survivors include daughters, Kay Paumier of Fremont, Colette DiHarce of Long Beach and Mary Paumier Jones of Boulder, Colorado; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Father John Moloney, was celebrant. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Women in Recovery, Inc., 911 Couer d'Alene Ave., Venice, CA 90291.


Private services for Hermann Abegglen, 86

DOWNEY-Private services were held for Hermann Abegglen, a resident of Downey for 63 years who was self-employed for 25 of them.

He was born in Switzerland Dec. 2, 1911 and died Dec. 31, 1997 in Bell Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Gerd Abegglen; his daughter, Anabelle A. Apodaca; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

Burial was also private.


Ricardo LaCato Russell is mourned at age of 31

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held at Trinity Baptist Church Wednesday for Ricardo LaCato Russell, a graduate of Downey High School and the University of New Mexico, and a sales representative for seven years for Southern California Wine & Spirits Co., who died at his Lakewood home Dec. 29.

He was 31, born April 8, 1966 in Spokane, Washington.

Survivors include his parents, Harvey L. and Mary Alice Russell of Downey; and a brother, Anthony Jerome Russell of Aliso Viejo.

Pastor Scott Burns officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Services held Thursday for Katherin Coronios

PARAMOUNT-Funeral services were held Thursday at Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles for Katherin Coronios, a resident of Paramount who previously resided for 15 years in Downey, who died Jan. 4.

She was 72, born in Los Angeles.

Survivors include her daughters, Eve Tibbs of Yorba Linda, Mary Coronios of Laguna Niguel, Corinne Anderson of Westlake Village; brothers Harry Pappas of Downey and Mike Pappas of Rancho Mirage; and five grandchildren.

Burial followed at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


William G. 'Bill' Bridges services tomorrow

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 10) at 1 p.m. at St. Raymond's Church for William G. "Bill" Bridges, a resident of Downey for 23 years, who died Jan. 2.

He was born 57, born Dec. 11, 1940 in Boker, Texas. Survivors include his mother, Georgia Bridges of Oklahoma; his wife, Kathi of Downey; sisters Judy Bridges of Menifee, Teresa Burroughs of Oakdale; brothers Gary Bridges (Michelle) of Oklahoma, Kermit Bridges (Shirley) of Washington; sons Steven Bridges (Pam) of La Mirada, Bobby Snarey (Teri) of Downey, and Bill Snarey of Downey; grandsons Ryan Bridges, Jonathon Snarey; granddaughters Peyton and Chelsea Snarey; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Raymond's Church in care of Father Steve Davoren, 12348 Paramount Blvd., Downey 90242.


Raoul Jules Lemaire Memorial Mass Dec. 23

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass was held Dec. 23 at St. Raymond's Catholic Church for Raoul Jules Lemaire, a Downey resident since 1972, who died Dec. 19 in Downey Community Hospital.

He was 73, born April 24, 1924 in France.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Louise; his daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Ron de Hertoghe; his son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Anne Lemaire; two grandchildren, Miles and Abbey Lemaire; his sister and brother-in-law, Renee and Robert Brison of Belgium; his sister-in-law, Marie-Louise Lefabvre of France; and several nieces and nephews.

Father Steve Davoren officiated. Private burial at sea was Jan. 6.


Stanley Jeziorski laid to rest at 77

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Saturday, Jan. 3, at Our Lady of the Bright Mount Polish Catholic Church for Stanley Jeziorski, a Downey resident for 11 years and a former production foreman at U.S. Pipe for 27 years, who died at his home Dec. 29.

He was 77, born in Poland, and was a former resident of South Gate.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; his sons, Michael of Woodland Hills, James (Angela) of Huntington Beach; and a sister, Eva Chodnik of Poland.

Entombment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


50 year Downey resident Jack Murphy is mourned

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Jack Murphy, a Downey resident for 50 years and the owner/proprietor of an auto service station in Bell Gardens for more than 25 years.

He was born in Wheeler, Texas, Oct. 7, 1926, and died at his home Dec. 30.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and was Past Commander of the Clyde Hager Post No. 465, American Legion, of Bell Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Murphy; his sons, Michael of Downey, Steven of Olympia, Washington, Patrick of Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren.

The American Legion officiated. Private cremation followed.


Friends, family mourn Elaine Beverly Manson

SOUTH GATE-Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Inglewood Park Cemetery for Elaine Beverly Manson, a 10 year resident of South Gate and a homemaker for 49 years.

She was 67, was a former resident of Hemet, and died Dec. 27 at the Interhealth Hospice House in Whittier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace E. Manson in 1987.

Survivors include her sons, Dennis and Gary of South Gate; her daughter, Cheryl Pecka of Napa, Idaho; her brother, Edward Allen of Hemet; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Roy James Reagan remembered by many

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Roy James Reagan, a resident of La Palma and a former 43 year checker for Ralphs Markets.

He was 75, born in Butler, Oklahoma, and died Dec. 30 at Kaiser hospital. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II, and had been a member of a B-17 flight crew (photographer).

Survivors include his siblings, Emma Hopson of Downey, Betty Bissell of Lakewood, Amy Brannon and Glenn Reagan of Oklahoma.

The Rev. John E. Scarr officiated. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Graveside services for Bruce George Rodgers

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Dec. 31 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Bruce George Rodgers, a Downey resident for two years and a computer operator for the E.D.S. Corporation for 36 years, who died at his home Dec. 28.

He was 59, born in Pennsylvania Nov. 7, 1937.

Survivors include his daughter, Carrie Rodgers of Downey; and eight siblings.

The Rev. Mr. Charles Denisac officiated. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


June Margaret Kanger mourned at 77 here

DOWNEY-A Vigil Service was held Dec. 31 at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for June Margaret Kanger, a Downey resident for 34 years and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Women's Guild.

She was 77, born in Yutan, Nebraska, and died Dec. 28 at her home. She was a former resident of Southwest Los Angeles.

Survivors include her husband, William Kanger; her daughter, Judith (Brian) Lucas of Asghiya City, Japan; a sister, Grace Miller of Waterloo, Nebraska; and a brother, Daniel Adsit of Sun City West, Arizona.

The Rev. Mr. Charles Denisac officiated. Burial followed at St. John's Cemetery in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


David Hiram Yates services held Thursday

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Bell Gardens Full Gospel Assembly of God Church for David Hiram Yates, a 20 year resident of Downey, who died Dec. 31 in Downey.

Born July 26, 1933 in Long Beach, he was 64, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife Peggy of Downey; daughters Kathy Williams of Victorville, Kerrie Combs of Oregon; brothers Chuck, Carl and Jack Yates; sisters Ruth Ferro, Mary Bernard, Ginger Murphy, and Betty Jean Brown; and two granddaughters.

Burial was at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Arrangements and visitation were at the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Service of Bell Gardens.
 
 




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