Roy William Chandler mourned at age of 52

DOWNEY-Funeral services for Roy William Chandler, a Downey resident for 45 years and an employee of Galaxy Enterprises, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3 at the First Christian Church of Downey, Fourth and New streets.

He was 52, born in Detroit, Michigan, and died Feb. 26 in Downey Community Hospital. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Downey.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Lynn Chandler of Downey; two sons, Sean and Bryan; a daughter, Christy; his mother, Geraldine Unsel; a sister, Joy Townsend of Long Beach; brothers Tom of Downey and Bobby Unsel; and a granddaughter, Taylor.

Burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey. In lieu of flowers a donation is suggested to your favorite cancer charity.

Graveside services for Mary Margaret Pleiss

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held at Rose Hills Memorial Park for Mary Margaret Pleiss, a longtime Downey resident and active member in the First Presbyterian Church of Downey.

She was 80, a native of Carbondale, Illinois, and died in Whittier Feb. 8. She was a volunteer for the Heart Association and the Community Chest.

Survivors include her son, James D. Strickland; her daughter, Valerie S. Higgins; a brother, Gail E. Mansbridge; sisters Ruth B. Wooldridge, Evelyn I. Jones; grandchildren James Dale, Jennifer, Leah, Jeff and Timothy; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Hospice House, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90602.

Mary W. Proffitt mourned by many

DOWNEY-funeral services will be held today (Friday, Feb. 28) at 1 p.m. at the Miller Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey for Mary W. Proffitt, a 70 year resident of Downey and a nursery school teacher for 20 years with the Los Angeles County School District.

She was 93, a native of Bryson, Texas, and died Feb. 25 at her home in Downey.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Downey, and the Woman's Club of Downey.

Survivors include her son Richard Proffitt of Downey; a sister, Paulie Cambell of Garden Grove; and nieces and nephews.

Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Friends, family mourn Eugene Ernest Brouillette

DOWNEY-Funeral services will be held today (Friday, Feb. 28) at 11 a.m. at the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Chapel in Bell Gardens for Eugene Ernest Brouillette, a former machine operator at Container Corporation of America, who died Feb. 26 in Downey.

He was 95, born Jan. 1, 1902 in Volin, South Dakota, and lived in Cudahy for 35 years.

Survivors include his sons, Nelson of New Mexico, Larry of Downey; daughter Patricia Lane of Downey; a sister, Marie Barnes of Riverside; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Burial will follow at Park Lawn Memorial Park in Commerce.

Friends, family mourn Claire Manning at 82

LA MIRADA-Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Park Lawn Memorial Park for Claire Manning, a resident of La Mirada, who died Feb. 21st at Whittier Hospital.

She was a former 20 year resident of Bell, and worked as an office secretary for the California Ink Company.

She was preceded in death by husband Lloyd Manning in 1982.

Survivors include her sons, Arnold Forget of Downey, Norman Forget of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

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