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Memorial Mass for William T. Truelove

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass was heard Saturday, Aug. 8, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for William Thomas Truelove, a former longtime Downey resident and a plumber for the Los Angeles County Public Housing Facility.

He was born in Lynwood Oct. 31, 1946 and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and St. John Bosco High School.

An army veteran, he served in Germany during the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his wife, Valeria Ann Truelove; children Mindy, Michele and Michael; mother Mary Truelove of Downey; sisters Janet Strickler of La Palma, Judy Smith of Valencia, Gina Black of Cypress; and a brother, Dennis Truelove of Downey.

Reverend Father Peter Coffey officiated. Cremation and burial followed at All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Thoracic Oncology Program at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Friends, family mourn Marvin S. Chase here

DOWNEY-Services for Marvin Steele Chase, a resident of Downey for 57 years and a member of the Downey Senior Citizens Recreation Club for 40 years, were held Aug. 12 at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel.

He died Aug. 7 at Downey Community Hospital.

He was born May 27, 1914, in Salina, Kansas, and celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary last November.

He was retired from Steamfitters Union Local 250, and worked as a steamfitter for 33 years.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; three children, Larry Chase of El Cajon, Alan Chase of La Mirada, Karolee Shaw of Murrieta; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Garnet Fields of Hutchinson, Kansas; and a brother, Valjean Chase of Wichita, Kansas.

The Rev. Steve Robbins of the First Baptist Church of Downey officiated.

Burial followed at Rose Hills Cemetery.


Memorial service today for John T. Barneson

DOWNEY-A memorial service will be held today (Friday, Aug. 14), at 11 a.m. at Miller-Mies Mortuary in Downey for John T. Barneson, a Downey resident for 48 years, who was in the insurance business most recently with Cass Johansing of Los Angeles.

He was born in Winnepeg, Canada July 20, 1925, and died Aug. 9.

He was the youngest of six sons. The family moved to the U.S. when he was eight years old. They settled in the Hollywood area. He graduated from Hollywood High School and joined the Navy when he was 17.

He married Joy Henry in 1947, and they moved to Downey in 1949.

Survivors include his wife, Joy; a daughter, Debra Estrada; his son, Brad; a sister, Beatrice Pollock; and a grandson, Jason LeVine.

The Rev. David Hall will officiate. Arrangements are by Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Services set today for Clara June Gum

PARAMOUNT-Funeral services will be held today (Friday, Aug. 14) at 9 a.m. at the Miller-Mies Mortuary in Downey for Clara June Gum, who died Aug. 11 in Paramount.

She was born June 25, 1903 in Columbus, Kansas, and was an active member of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, Amaranth, and Rebekahs until her death.

Survivors include her son, Guy Gum; granddaughters Cathie Gum, Lavonna Douglas and her husband, Mark Douglas; great-grandchildren Heather, Shane, Michael and Lacy.

The Rebekahs and Eastern Star will officiate. Private family committal service will follow at Rose Hills.

Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary.


Frances Lee Snyder mourned at age of 72

DOWNEY-Funeral services for Frances Lee Snyder, a Downey resident and former general manager of a computer company, will be held today (Friday, Aug. 14) at 10 a.m. at the Miller-Mies Mortuary.

She was 72 and died Aug. 11 of heart failure.

Survivors include her sister, Barbara Milburn; and friends Gertrude Ellingson and Eileen Schenck.

Burial will follow at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
 
 




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