Friends, family mourn Robert R. (Bob) Codden

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Monday, March 24, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Robert R. (Bob) Codden, a resident of Downey for 22 years and a railroad machinist for 43 years.

He was 69, born in Cass Lake, Minnesota Nov. 10, 1927, and died at his Downey home March 18.

His last employer was Amtrak.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Japan during the period of occupation following World War II. He was a member of the Downey Knute Rockne Council No. 3697 Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include his brothers, Bernard Codden of Downey, George Codden of Minnesota, Clayton Codden of Montana; sisters Beverly Vanderwalker of Hemet, Shirley Doligoski of Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. John Moloney, officiated.

Burial followed at the Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Alice Strawl Chandler mourned at age of 71

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 29) at 2 p.m. at the Downey United Methodist Church for Alice Strawl Chandler, a Downey resident for 47 years, who died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier March 23.

She was 71, born in Pennsylvania, and was a Downey United Methodist nursery teacher.

She was a member of the Downey United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, David Chandler; sons Timothy, Paul and Alan; a daughter, Elaine Chandler; and five grandchildren.

The Rev. Earl L. McCallum will officiate.

Burial was at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Florence Anna Sears is laid to rest at 91

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held at the Little Lake Cemetery in Santa Fe Springs for Florence Anna Sears, a Downey resident and homemaker who lived 50 years in California.

She was 91, born in Wisconsin, and died March 21.

Survivors include her daughters, Judith Turner and Patricia Jordan; her sons, James and Thomas Sears; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Burial followed at Little Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Friends, family mourn Berdie Mae Voge here

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at the English and Estrada Mortuary in Bell Gardens for Berdie Mae Voge, a longtime Downey resident who died March 18 in Lower Lake, California.

She was born in Athens, Texas April 28, 1914, and came to California in 1935.

Survivors include her son, Bill of Wisconsin; and her sister, Helen Wilson of Arlington, Texas.

Arrangements were by English and Estrada Mortuary.

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