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Funeral services held for Jack F. Garland at 80

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held at the Rose Hills Hillside Chapel for Jack F. Garland, a 53-year Downey resident and a former personnel employee for 25 years of Rockwell International.

He then worked for Safeway Stores, Inc., as a wage and hour inspector, from which he retired in 1986.

He was 80 and died April 30 of injuries suffered in a car accident in Whittier.

He was born in 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Miami University in Ohio and later USC.

In 1942 he entered the Army, serving in the 10th Armored Division in Europe. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1946.

Late in 1946 he and his wife, Della, and daughter, Gail, moved to Downey. In the 1960s he was active in civic affairs. He was a member of the Downey Planning Commission, the Cemetery Board, the Recreation Commission, Rose Float Association, and the local Draft Board.

Survivors include his wife, Della; his daughters, Gail Garland of Downey, Dawn Davison of Hacienda Heights; a son, Jack Jr., of La Habra; and five grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer, Jacob, Becky and Joshua Davison; and a brother, Garfield of Downey.

Burial followed at Rose Hills.

Services Monday for Rosa Dominguez Rojas

DOWNEY-Viewing will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the United Methodist Church for Rosa Dominguez Rojas, a resident of Downey since 1942, who died May 18 in Vista.

She was 94, born Aug. 30, 1904 in Romita, Guanajuato, Mexico.

She lived on Adwen Street in Downey since 1948.

Survivors include her children, Margaret Rojas Roth of Temecula, Alice Rojas of Fullerton, Dale Rojas of La Mirada, Ben Rojas of Los Angeles, Daniel Rojas of Bullhead City, Arizona; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the United Methodist Church in Downey at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24.

Iva Powell, at age 91, laid to rest Thursday

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held May 20 at Rose Hills Memorial Park for Iva Powell, a 13 year resident of Downey, homemaker and former part-time clerk at Lee's Department Store in Huntington Park.

She was 91, born in De Kalb, Texas, and died May 16 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She was a previous 60 year resident of Huntington Park, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Burl C. Powell, a 38-year veteran of the Huntington Park Fire Dept.

Survivors include her daughters, Darlene Grace of Downey and Gloria Meece (Bob) of Rossmore; grandchildren Lucinda Grace, Candy Hann (Andy), and Greg Meece (Kathryn); great-grandchildren Aaron and Drew Hann, and Jeremiah, Nathan, Ben, and Deborah Meece; a brother, Leon Walker; and a sister, Carlene Howell of Texas.

The Rev. William Hann officiated. Burial was at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Briar D. Visser mourned at age 56 in South Gate

SOUTH GATE-Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society for Briar D. Vissar of South Gate, who died May 2.

She was 56, and had traveled much of the world.

Survivors include her mother, Flora M. Visser; her brother, Charles Marten Visser; two nieces and a nephew.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the Briar D. Visser Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 7397, San Diego, CA 92167.

Friends, family grieve for Elsie Elaine Harris, 75

DOWNEY-Funeral services were Wednesday, May 19, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Elsie Elaine Harris, a 57-year Downey resident and a longtime member of the Downey United Methodist Church.

She was 75, born in Norfolk, Nebraska, and died May 14 here.

She was a member of the Downey United Methodist Church Women's Circle and the Rancho Los Amigos Physical Therapy Group.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Harris, and her son, Ronald Harris.

Survivors include her sister, Virginia Luebcke of Norfolk, Nebraska; a brother, Franklin Darrell Deuel (wife Carol) of Willits, a brother, Elmer "Jim" Hayman (wife Medette) of Santa Ana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pastors Earl McCallum and Gary Beard officiated. Burial followed at the Downey District Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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