Florencio de la Vega mourned at age of 50

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Friday, July 3), at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Florencio de la Vega, who died at his Downey home June 27.

He was 50, born in Douglas, Arizona, and lived in Downey for 15 years. He was employed by Stuart Goldberg.

Survivors include his son, Florencio de la Vega, Jr. of Downey; his father, Florencio de la Vega, Sr., of Stockton; his mother, Hortensia Frisby of Tucson, Arizona; and a sister, Mary de la Vega of Amicsville, Virginia.

Father Peter Coffey will officiate. Burial is private. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

South Gate mourns death of Buckles

SOUTH GATE-South Gate mourns the death of its Mayor, Mary Ann Buckles, who was found dead of natural causes in her South Gate home Monday.

Age 59, she is the second city leader to die unexpectedly in this area in recent weeks. Norwalk Councilwoman Eleanor Zimmerman, age 77, died of a heart attack June 15.

Buckles had been seeing a doctor for emphysema and arterial sclerosis.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Ann and Cecil Sparks; and by her son, Sammy Buckles of Sacramento.

Funeral services will be today (Friday, July 3) at 11 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2626 Liberty Blvd., South Gate.

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