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Funeral services held for Margaret E. Cottrell

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Downey United Methodist Church for Margaret E. Cottrell, a 40-year Downey resident and an employee of Jerseymaid Milk Products for 40 years.

She was 81, born in Geneva, Nebraska, and died Jan. 24 in Downey Community Hospital.

She assisted with the Cub Scouts, youth sports, church activities, Downey High School football and Grad Night programs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1978.

Survivors include her daughter, Maggie Stempson; her son, John Cottrell (Pattie); and grandchildren Douglas, Kathi, Billy, and Peggy Stempson, and Tami and Johnny Cottrell.

Pastor Gary Beard officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Virginia Hostutler mourned at age of 84

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Downey Church of Religious Science for Virginia A. Hostutler, a former secretary at Rancho Los Amigos for 36 years, who died Jan. 10.

She was 84, born Feb. 22, 1914 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and moved to California as a child with her family. She attended Monrovia High School and later Pasadena College.

She joined the U.S. Navy in November, 1942, and completed basic training in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was then transferred to the Office of Hydrographics in Washington, D.C. She was discharged from the Navy as Yeoman 1st. Class on Sept. 24, 1945 and made her home in South Gate.

She was involved in many civic activities, volunteering many hours to friends of the Hollydale Library.

She retired to Lakewood Park Manor in Downey in January, 1966. Burial was at Rose Hills Cemetery.


Friends, family grieve for Esther McCormick

DOWNEY-Esther McCormick died Sunday, Jan. 10, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1917 in Moriah, New York, grew up in Mineville, New York, and graduated from Elmira College in 1940.

Moving to New York City, she worked in a nursery school where she became friends with Dr. Benjamin Spock, who was a consultant there.

She married James McCormack. They moved to Bellflower for a few years before coming to Downey, where they raised three sons, Robert, Douglas and Donald. She was active in the American Association of University Women and the Democratic Party, and enjoyed bridge, the beach, reading mysteries and bird watching.

James preceded her in death in 1991.


Clyde Raymond Price, 40-year Downey resident

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 23, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress for Clyde Raymond Price, the former owner of Price's Liquor and Price's Market.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marie Price; his children, Max Price (Dixie), Don Price (Judy), Nancy Scarlett (Dale); grandchildren Cheryl Atilano, Shelley Florita, Christopher Price, Brady Price, Shad Scarlett, Amber Scarlett; great-granddaughter Cassandra Padziora; and a brother Kenneth Price.

Arrangements were by Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuary in Cypress.


Services Monday for Dorothy L. Presswood

DOWNEY-A visitation service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 30) from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rose Hills Mortuary Stateroom, Gate 1, for Dorothy L. Presswood, a 55-year resident of Downey, who died Jan. 27 in Downey Community Hospital.

She was 75, born Aug. 12, 1923 in Minnesota.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde; her sons, David (Ellen), Michael, Christopher (Denise); her daughters, Claudia Dunn, Sandy Lawry (Bruce); 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Rowland Pischke, Dwayne Pischke; and a sister, Dolores Johnson.

Services will be held Monday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Chapel, Gate 7, of Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Arrangements are by Rose Hills.


Funeral Mass held for Bice Buccimazza

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel Wednesday, Jan. 27, for Bice Buccimazza, a Downey resident for 38 years and a seamstress for the Edward Hyman Company for 30 years.

She was 86, born in Los Angeles, and died in Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach Jan. 21.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1984.

Survivors include brothers Chester (Bertha) Dorazio of Downey and Ugo (Virginia) Dorazio of Arcadia; a sister, Melba (Jack) Distarce of Monrovia; four nieces and nephews, 12 great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.

The Rev. Father Steve Davoren officiated. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
 
 




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