Downey surgeon Clyde A. Morris is mourned

DOWNEY-Clyde Aumond Morris, M.D., died at his home in Downey Thursday, June 3.

He was born June 25, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. After growing up in St. Louis, he was called to military service in 1942 and served for four years as an army pharmacist in Italy, achieving the rank of sergeant.

On his discharge in 1946, he married Marylene Hubert of St. Louis, and moved with her to California where he attended La Sierra College of Riverside and the College of Medical Evangelists, now Loma Linda University Medical School, from which he graduated in 1953.

In 1958 he completed his general surgery residency at White Memorial in Los Angeles. He opened a medical surgery practice in Downey in September of 1958, and began the Downey Community Hospital Emergency Room in several houses across from the Hospital which was then located on Fifth Street. His emergency room commitment put him on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for one year.

In 1961 he was admitted to the American Board of Surgery and the National Board. Clyde was instrumental in the planning and development of the present Downey Community Hospital. He served two terms as Chief of Staff of DCH.

He was an active member of the Downey Seventh-day Adventist Church and conducted several community-based "Five-Day Plan to Stop Smoking" clinics. He retired from medical-surgical practice in 1989 after 31 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marylene of Downey; a brother, Thayer Morris of Montrose, Colorado; children Kathi Wild of Redlands, Pastor Kevin Morris of Downey, Dean Morris of Santa Fe Springs, Karen Jean Davidson of San Bernardino; and five grandchildren.

Services were conducted yesterday (Thursday) at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier.

Ben 'D Corbin mourned by friends and family

DOWNEY-Services were held May 29 at Rose Hills for Ben 'D Corbin, former Downey Councilman and Mayor, who died May 26 in Cathedral City.

He was born Feb. 9, 1909 in Texas, and came to Downey in 1934, to work at the Los Nietos Valley Ice Cream Co., owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corkum. He married their daughter, Catherine Corkum in 1937.

He served on the Draft Board, the Downey Chamber of Commerce, Downey YMCA, and was a member of the Downey Rotary, was a past president of the 20-30 Club, a member of Downey Masonic Lodge 220, and belonged to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Auxiliary.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Roma Lee in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; sons Wayne and Charles; a daughter Penny Moore; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers; and a nephew, Ronald Corbin of Downey.

He and his wife, Catherine, moved to Balboa Island 28 years ago, but for the last four years had spent much of their time at their "hideaway" in Cathedral City.

Jeanette Ordale Andre remembered at age of 83

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel for Jeanette Ordale Andre, a Downey resident for 45 years and an executive secretary for 30 years.

She was retired from the May Company, was born in Story City, Iowa, and died June 3 at her home at the age of 83.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Andre, in 1976.

Survivors include her son, Bruce Andre; her daughter, Jan M. Andre; sisters Esther Olson and Lois Mills; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pastor Thomas Cooper officiated. Burial followed at Park Lawn Cemetery in Commerce. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

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