Graveside services for Clyde Wesley Robertson

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Thursday at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Clyde Wesley Robertson, who died Nov. 2 in San Antonio Community Hospital.

He lived in San Dimas, and was born Dec. 9, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas.

He was the self-employed owner and proprietor of Recreation Vehicle & Motorcycle Assemblage Mfg., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Paris M. Robertson; his son, Ed Wolf of Downey; daughters Shirley Robertson of Henrietta, Oklahoma, Desiree Hawkins of Glendora; brothers Emery Robertson of Las Vegas, Harold Robertson of Topeka, Kansas; sisters Audrey of Lexington, Kentucky, Marke Hollenbeck of Topeka; a nephew, Paul Robertson of Topeka; a niece, Kathleen Hoonhout of Salem, Oregon; and seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Former rose float leader Karl C. Miller mourned

LAS VEGAS-Family memorial services will be held at a later date for Karl C. Miller, a former senior project engineer on the X-15, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft and the B-1 bomber while he was with North American Aviation and Rockwell Industries in Downey, who died Oct. 30.

He was 76, born and raised in Wellsville, Ohio, and graduated from Wellsville High School. He attended several colleges and held a business degree from West Coast University in Los Angeles.

He lived in Las Vegas for the past 16 years, having retired after 25 years with North American and Rockwell.

After his retirement he was involved in horse racing in California and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

He served as coach and youth sports commissioner for many years in the Downey Junior Athletic Association, and was on the City of Downey Tournament of Roses Parade Committee for 20 years, and oversaw the construction of the Rose Float. He was a Past Grand Master of the Hollandbeck Masonic Lodge of Los Angeles, and a member of the Norwalk Masonic Lodge 315 of Norwalk. He also served as a Marshall at the PGA tour events in Las Vegas.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Miller of Las Vegas; four sons, Dave Miller of Marietta, Georgia, Ronald Miller of Hutchinson, Minnesota, Allan Miller of Charlestown, New Hampshire, George Miller of Park City, Utah; a daughter, Nancy Miller of Pico Rivera; a sister, Bernadine Connally of Agoura Hills; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 3191, Marietta, GA 30061.

Suzanne B. Merrill dead at the age of 82

DOWNEY-Memorial services were held Nov. 4 at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Suzanne B. Merrill, a Downey resident since 1954, a former service representative for Pacific California Telephone Co. (now PacBell), and a homemaker.

She was 82, born in Stamford, Connecticut, and died Oct. 30 in Paramount.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, and was past president of the Downey Republican Women, as well as a volunteer at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and for various women's societies.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Merrill; her sons, Robert Merrill (Nancy) of South Gate, Richard Merrill (Linda) of Flower Mound, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Al Herald and Ron Cratty officiated.

Cremation followed. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Robert Michael Garcia mourned at age of 36

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Nov. 3 at Resurrection Cemetery for Robert Michael Garcia, a Downey resident, who died in Kaiser Hospital in Bellflower Oct. 29.

He was 36, was born in New York, and was a member of St. Matthias Church.

Survivors include his parents, Joe and Guillermia Garcia; his sisters, Rose Garcia and Lydia Lugo; a brother, Anthony Garcia; his son, Joseph Garcia; and his daughter, Melinda Garcia.

Father Viramontes officiated. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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