Memorial service for Beulah Lillie, age 85

DOWNEY-A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 28) at 1 p.m. at the Hillside Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Beulah (Bea) Lillie, a 47 year resident of Downey.

She was 85, born in Ft. Scott., Kansas, and died June 21 in Claremont.

She was elected the first woman Student Body President of Fort Scott High School in 1929. She was an excellent debater and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in speech.

She worked in the War Department in Washington, D.C. and moved to California after the war. She lived in Downey 47 years and was formerly employed as executive secretary to the president of General Steamship Company of Long Beach.

She loved duplicate bridge, dancing, roses and laughter. Her husband, Joe, died in 1993 after 52 years of marriage.

Survivors include her son, John Lillie of Claremont; and cousins Dr. Loren Woodson of Santa Monica, Dr. Craig Woodson of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Claire Woodson Schlotterbeck of Brea, CA.

Contributions may be made to the Dominique Margaret De Osio Educational Fund, c/o Pomona First Federal Bank and Trust, 393 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711.

Evelyn Grant mourned by friends, relatives

DOWNEY-Services were held June 18 at the Rose Hills Memorial Chapel in Whittier for Evelyn Grant, a longtime Downey resident and a member of the First Baptist Church of Downey for 37 years.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 20, 1923, she died June 12 after a long illness and hospitalization.

Survivors include her husband, John C. Grant of Downey; a son, Richard, with wife Betty and three grandchildren, Christopher (with fiancee Valerie), Benjamin and Kathryn, all of Merced; a daughter, Susan, her husband, Dexter, and their two sons, Peter and Sean (with wife Agnes); four sisters, Estelle, Betty, Delores and Lenore; and a brother, Harry.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Graveside serves were conducted by the Rev. Frank Peters and the Rev. Dr. Douglass Willey.

Many friends gathered at the Grant home following the services.

Walter Schustek dead at age of 69 in Downey

DOWNEY-Funeral services will be private for Walter Schustek, who died June 23 in Downey Community Hospital.

He was age 69, born in Germany, retired, and was a 36 year resident of Downey.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; a daughter, Sylvia Beer (and her husband, Paul); a grandson, James Beer; a granddaughter, Rhea Beer; and other family members.

Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

John Gilbert Sais services held June 24

DOWNEY-Services were held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for John Gilbert Sais, who died June 18 in Downey.

He was born Jan. 20, 1928 in San Pedro, CA.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis L. Sais; a son, Gene G. Sais; two daughters, Lynn Pagan and Michelle M. Niles; and a granddaughter, Melissa G. Niles.

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