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Gary W. Powell
Gary Powell, 78, passed away on Sept. 7, 2013. Gary was born July 21, 1935, in Salida, Colorado to Edmond and Myrtle Powell. In 1944 he moved with his family to the harbor area. He went to Fries Avenue Elementary, Banning High School, and attended Harbor College where he met the love of his life, Francine Falsetta. They were married in 1961 and have made San Pedro their home for 52 years. He served in the Army infantry in Germany. Upon returning he worked in maintenance at the Cyclone Racer at the Long Beach Pike. He was an operator at the Union Oil refinery for 17 years. In 1981 Gary and Francine opened and operated Granny's Donut Shop. Gary is survived by his wife Francine, sister Jackie Rawls, nephew Randy Rawls (Jeanine), niece Patty Reneau (Keith), niece Trina Everhart and many grand nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Everhart. Gary enjoyed working around their home and their yearly fishing trips to the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe area. Gary will be remembered by all as a kind, caring and very special gentleman. A rosary will be held on Fri, Sept 13th, 7pm at McNerney's Mortuary Chapel, San Pedro. A funeral mass will be celebrated Sat, Sept 14th, 10am, at Fort MacArthur chapel (where he was an active volunteer for many years) with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.


Published in Daily Breeze from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2013
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