Guy Rex Gum
After battling a long illness, Guy Rex Gum, 82, died with family by his side on June 21, 2014, near his home at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Clara and Charles Gum. Guy is survived by his daughters Lavonna (Mark) Douglas of Auburn, CA, and Cathie Gum (Peter Kovaric) of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A 48-year resident of Downey, CA, Guy served as a Marine in Japan and Korea from 1950-1952 and worked as an aircraft, autonetics, and aerospace engineer until his retirement from Boeing (formerly Rockwell International) in 1992. He was also an active volunteer for the Downey Civic Light Opera, a Master Mason of Downey United Lodge 220, a 32nd Degree Freemason of Valley of Santa Ana Scottish Rite, and a member of Downey Eastern Star Chapter 160. Guy was a true gentleman and loyal friend, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed. Services will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 28, at Miller Mies Mortuary in Downey. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 26, 2014