He was 75, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, March 30, 1922, to parents Amazilla and Albert Colwell, and was a former truck driver for Langendorf Bakery.
He married Twila Hendrick in 1942. They had a son, William.
He attended school in Lincoln, and served in the U.S. Marines from 1941 to 1946. He divorced in 1946 and came to Los Angeles, where he married Doloris Piper in 1947.
Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Colwell and Gayle Gordon (Randy); two granddaughters, Shelly Holt (Rick), and Darlene Neal; two grandsons, Jason and Ryan Gordon; four great-grandchildren, Quinn and Cara Holt, and Brady and Kellee Neal; and a brother, Jerry Colwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edward, Walter and Loren; and his first wife, Twila.
Friends may visit today (Friday, Aug. 8) from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Miller-Mies Chapel.
Pastor David Brinkley of the First Lutheran Church of Temple City will officiate. Burial will follow at the Downey District Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
He was 48, was born in Ohio, and was an employee of Union Pacific railroad and an active union member in the TCU.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; his daughters, Kim, Michelle, Tracie and Tammy; his special niece, Amy; mother, Adeen; brothers Richard and Robert; and a sister, Jeannie.
Father John Fosselman of St. Raymond's Church officiated. Burial followed at Forest Lawn in Cypress. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
He was 72, born in Indiana, and was retired.
He is missed by Eileen and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 at the Miller-Mies Chapel, Pastor John Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.