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Housewife and mother Sara Kellstrom mourned

DOWNEY-Sara C. Kellstrom, a housewife, mother and a 38 year resident of Maywood, died June 16 in Bellflower.

She was 88, born in San Angelo, Texas.

Survivors include her children, Jan Kellstrom, Carole Ferguson, Alan Kellstrom, and Diana Kellstrom; a daughter-in-law, Betty Kellstrom; grandchildren Mary Dutra, Lisa Ferguson, Wendy Negus and Robert and Christopher Kellstrom; and great-grandchildren Sara, Megan and Eric Dutra; and Colton, Mason and Allison Negus.

Mass will be heard for Doris Mary Jones

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass will be heard at 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Doris Mary Jones, a former teacher for the Downey Unified School District.

She was born in San Francisco March 11, 1919, the daughter of Joseph Dwyer and Aida Angela Banchero Dwyer, and died at the Downey Care Center July 4.

She came to Downey in 1952 after a short stay in Paramount, and taught history and social studies, retiring from Warren High School after 22 years in education.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Carl E. Jones of Downey; her sons, Stephen C. Jones (Kymm) of Los Osos, Thomas E. Jones (Denise) of Carlsbad, Kenneth A. Jones (Patrice) of Avon, Colorado, and Brian J. Jones (Lisa) of Vista; and 13 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the CARE Foundation, 2082 Michelson Drive, Suite 301, Irvine, CA 92672 to help further heart research.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Opal (Lil) Blanchard remembered by many

DOWNEY-Opal (Lil) Blanchard, a former 20 year resident of Downey, died July 1 at the UCLA Medical Center.

She was born in Blytheville, Arkansas Oct. 31, 1923, and moved from Downey to Lancaster 14 years ago.

She was an avid bowler, and participated in many tournaments, particularly the Elks.

Survivors include her husband, Jack of Lancaster; a daughter, Donna Moss of Bellflower; a brother, Harley Garrett of Downey; a stepson, Tom Blanchard; and 17 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Easter Seal Society.

Leslie Wilson Brockson services held today

BELL GARDENS-Services will be held today (Friday, July 9) at 11 a.m. at the Allen-English & Estrada Mortuary Chapel in Bell Gardens for Leslie Wilson Brockson, the former owner/operator of the Hub Bar and a longtime resident of Bell Gardens.

He was 76, born June 4, 1923 in Norfolk, Virginia and died July 3, in Downey.

He was a member and former secretary for the Maywood Moose Lodge, a veteran of World War II in which he was a Captain in the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife Audrey V. Brockson of Bell Gardens; sons Michael R. Carter of Covina and John R. Brockson of Bell Gardens; a daughter, Edith Leonard of Arkansas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Burial will follow at Park Lawn Memorial Park.

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