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Bernice Elizabeth Downey

July 19, 1921 - December 8, 2011
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Bernice Elizabeth Downey, 90 VISTA -- Bernice Elizabeth Downey passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011. She was born July 19, 1921 in Fleischmanns, N.Y., daughter of Marion and Bessie Combs, and a 42 year resident of Vista, Calif. Bernice attended Aurora College located in Aurora, Ill. She was a wife and mother of three sons, and later was a bookkeeper for more than 40 years. Bernice was a fantastic cook and baker. She enjoyed reading. Her family was the center of her life. She loved her husband and their three sons and daughters-in-law, and adored her grandchildren and great- grandsons. Dr. John Herbert Downey and Bernice Elizabeth Combs...
Bernice Elizabeth Downey, 90 VISTA -- Bernice Elizabeth Downey passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011. She was born July 19, 1921 in Fleischmanns, N.Y., daughter of Marion and Bessie Combs, and a 42 year resident of Vista, Calif. Bernice attended Aurora College located in Aurora, Ill. She was a wife and mother of three sons, and later was a bookkeeper for more than 40 years. Bernice was a fantastic cook and baker. She enjoyed reading. Her family was the center of her life. She loved her husband and their three sons and daughters-in-law, and adored her grandchildren and great- grandsons. Dr. John Herbert Downey and Bernice Elizabeth Combs were married June 17, 1946 at the Advent Christian Church, Pasadena, Calif. She and John were married for 48 years, until John's death in 1994. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in law, John L. and Laura Downey, Newport Beach, Calif., Paul and Linda Downey, Chino Valley, Ariz., and Mark and Jodean Downey, Vista, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Mrs. Elwood) Williams, Sierra Madre, Calif., and Ruth (Mrs. Milton) Combs, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandchildren, Alison (Mark) Sconyers, Carlsbad, Calif., Bryan Downey, Newport Beach, Calif., Lucinda Downey, Vista, Calif., and Noah Downey, Vista, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Bryce and JT Sconyers, Carlsbad, Calif. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 15, at Eternal Hills Mortuary Chapel, 1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside, Calif.

Arrangements under the direction of Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary, and Crematory, Oceanside, California.

"The Downeys were family friends of ours in Arcadia and I have many fond memories. One of them was eating a most delicious ice cream cake that Bernice had..."

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