He was 83, born in Guymon, Oklahoma March 26, 1914. He was raised a Methodist, was a member of the CCC Forestry Department, was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Downey, and served on various boards for the church, as well as counseling for childrens' groups.
After retirement from the fire department he worked at various part-time jobs including Leach Grain & Milling Co., in Downey, security for Armor Transport Co., and bus driver for the Downey Transit System.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Lee Rarick; his sons, Ray E. Rarick, Lee C. Rarick; his sister, Mary Stewart; grandchildren Gregg, Todd, Scott, Rochelle Rumley, Tim, Rod, April, Jennifer and Daniel; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
She was 91, born in Celina, Tennessee, and was a member of the Church of Christ and a former member of the Soroptimists of South Gate.
Survivors included her daughter, Mary Lou Schmidt (Don) of Downey; her grandson, Tim Schmidt (Chrissy) of Downey; a sister, Pauline Hornback of Upland; a brother, Tom Grace; and many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews.
Pastor John Rose officiated.
Burial was at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel.
He was 79, born Aug. 23, 1918 in Independence, Kansas, and died Jan. 14 at Coast Plaza Doctor's Hospital.
He served in the U.S. Air Corps as a flight mechanic during World War II and was attached to a bomber squadron flying missions in the China/Burma/India theater of operations.
Survivors include his wife, Fern; his brother and friend, Bill Bowermaster of Cota de Caza and Downey; and his sister, Catherine Diem of Valley Center.
Cremation followed with interment in All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
She was 56, born in Youngstown, Ohio, and died Jan. 18 in Downey Community Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1989.
Survivors include her sister, Mary K. Sclifo of Laguna Hills; brothers Frank Cappuzzello and Dominic DeGuisa of Bell; two nieces, two nephews; three grand-nieces and four grand-nephews.
Burial was at Park Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. John Moloney, Pastor, officiated. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
He was 86, born April 25, 1911 in Huntington Park, the seventh child of Clinton D. and Edith Graves Hubbard. His father was one of the first medical doctors of the area.
His early work experience included time as a merchant mariner. He traveled the world before graduation from Huntington Park High School in the late 1920s. After attending UC-Berkely and St. Mary's he received his doctor of dental surgery degree from USC.
He served as a Captain in the U.S. Medical Corps and was stationed in Palm Springs during World War II, treating Italian prisoners of war. His fluent Spanish helped him to communicate to them. He practiced dentistry in Huntington Park and Long Beach for more than 60 years, and was known for an outgoing personality and warm smile, keen wit and straightforward approach to life.
He was a member of the El Molica Shrine and served as president of the Huntington Park and East Long Beach Kiwanis clubs.
In 1978 he undertook a new endeavor as president and chief CEO of Meeks Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Tahoe, a U.S. Forest Service facility. Under his leadership the resort became known worldwide as one of the most beautiful vacation areas.
He married Edythe Victoria Kaneen in 1935. They had recently celebrated their 62nd Anniversary.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Verne; his sons, Duke B. Hubbard, former associate dean at Pepperdine University and currently vice president of Meeks Bay Resort, and Eric R. Hubbard, former president of the California and American Podiatric Medical Association who maintains a private practice in Long Beach; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Duke graduated from Downey High in 1956, and Eric from Warren in 1961.
The family lived on Second Street in Downey since 1950.
At the request of Dr. Hubbard, cremation will be followed by the scattering of ashes at sea.
He was 79, born Jan. 1, 1919 in San Fernando, and was a combat veteran of World War II and the U.S. Navy. He liked the wilderness and adventure, loved to fish and was very supportive of his family in both times of need and achievement.
He was a past member of the Elk's Lynwood Chapter, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He moved to Arrroyo Grande from Downey in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine M. Menard; two children, Jim Menard and wife, Theresa, of San Bruno, and Donna Radoumis of Walnut; two step-sons, Kurt Carlsen of South Lake Tahoe and Mark Carlson of Grover Beach; five sisters, Tillie Smith of Bakersfield, Valerie Thormahlen of Arizona, Grace Kukuczka of Big Bear Lake, Dorothy Beaulieu of Sylmar, and Anita Fusano of San Fernando; three brothers, Julius Menard of Bellflower, Harold Menard of Diamond Springs, and Ralph Menard of Granada Hills; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Marie Gordon Menard in 1986, and two brothers, Clarence and Raymond Maynard.
Arrangements were by the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover