He was 73, born in Clarendon County, Texas, May 3, 1924, and died Oct. 9 due to cancer.
He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and a 47 year member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where he was senior warden, senior usher, and a member of the vestry.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Elsie Preacher and Rhea Disrud Preacher.
Survivors include his sons, D.H. (Deek) Preacher of Gardena and Jon Preacher of Gavilan Hills; a daughter, Phyllis Black of Downey; brother Dirl Preacher of Placerville; and a sister, Viola Druyor of Buena Park.
Private cremation will follow with entombment in St. Mark's Church Memorial Shrine.
Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
He was 82, a native Californian, a former machinist for Automatic Machines, and a member of St. Raymond's Church.
Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 17) at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel, where a Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Isabel; his sons, Ernest (Anita) Botello, David (Denise) Botello; a daughter, Bonnie Niemeier; brothers, Stanley and Raymond Botello; sisters Mildred Sausedo, Bernice Moon and Betty Hadley; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Father Steve Davoren will officiate.
Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
He was a former principal at Downey High School. An award is given in his name by the school annually.
Born in Bradford, Illinois, Oct. 17, 1914, he was 82, and lived in Downey since 1951.
He was a 2nd Lieutenant connected to the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) of the U.S. Army in World War II, attached to the Paratroopers. He was a member of the Downey Chamber of Commerce and the Downey Board of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Briggs of Downey; a daughter, Jean Louise Peterson of Playa Del Rey; a grandson, Thomas Vincent Pickett; and a sister, Gertrude V. Kronsted of Galesburg, Illinois.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
He was born in Butte, Montana, Feb. 5, 1918 and was 79.
He was a veteran of the Air Force in World War II, and was attached to a B-17 Bomber Squadron.
Survivors include his wife, Corrine King of Downey; sons Gregory Allen King of Diamond Bar, William David King of Tustin; brothers Dominic of Pasadena and Edward of Bakersfield; sisters Marie Ellsworth of Deer Lodge, Montana, and Marian Cook of Missoula, Montana; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.