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March 04, 2013
Dianne and girls, Huey and I are so very sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Goodness, we loved Mac! Huey always looked forward to the Log Slide Bluff visits you guys made over the years and the good visits the two of them had (his favorite the two of them eating biscuits and homemade jelly on our back deck and Mac saying he wanted your new home to have our same height as ours--cherrypicker later that he actually went up in, it was built just like he wanted). Because of all of Huey's medical problems, we have moved to Holiday Island, but please let us know when you visit Lampe. We would like very much to see you and again, Dianne, please accept our deepest sympathy. There will never be another Mac...born right down the road from Mom's Atkins! We lost Mom the end of Nov. at age 99, but she loved seeing you guys, also.
March 04, 2013
Mr.Mcalister was a customer of ours for years,what a wonderful man,he always had some good advise for me when he brought his hot rod Caprice in for work,and i always took it to heart,my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this winderful humble man,Rest In Paece Mac,the world was a better place with you in it
March 03, 2013
Today I received notice of Maurice McAlister's death. Our late father successfully bid on the lawn sprinkler contract for the Downey Savings head office in 1957. The two of them hit it off well, two hard-working guys from Arkansas (and South Gate). Our small family business went on to install the sprinklers at many of the offices. I'm sure other large companies could have done the sprinklers cheaper, but Mac chose custom quality over cheap generic work, perhaps with a little charity involved. Everyone of us twelve kids in the family learned the value of hard work while digging ditches and putting in sprinklers at Downey Savings offices.
A typical Mac story that I can remember is that they could never get his Mercedes car brakes adjusted correctly, so he talked his way into a class for Mercedes mechanics and learned to adjust the brakes himself. For years he kept his first construction dump truck, the way the rest of us would keep our first dollar. All these years we've had a soft spot in our hearts for Mac. He was a good four-square example for so many! We're very sorry for your loss.
March 03, 2013
I worked at Downey Savings (Downey)in the 80's and really loved my time there. I remember having bread, peanut butter and jelly in the employee lounge! A very good place to work!
March 03, 2013
I'm truly sorry to hear this. I started my career with Downey Savings in 1975. I was working for Betty Brehm. She told me that she spoke to Mac and that I should go to work in underwriting. That started my career. I will never forget them for that. I'll never forget how Mr. McAlister and Mr. McQuarrie would sing together. Those early days at Downey Savings were the best years I had while in banking. They were good old fashioned bankers yet Downey Savings implemented one of the first loan origination systems in the state enabling us to fund thousands of loans at the time. Mr. McAlister was so proud of it. He'd walk people to my desk every day so I could show them how we underwrote the loans on that system. My condolences and prayers go out to the family

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