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Steven Michael Downey


1946 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Steven Michael Downey Obituary
STEVEN MICHAEL DOWNEY Steven was born January 11, 1946 in Long Beach, CA. He passed from this life on August 2, 2015 while living in Menifee, California. He was raised in a family of five children. His father was in the oil business, and for a time Michael lived in Indonesia. His family moved to California, and settled in Lakewood where he graduated from Mayfair High School. Michael served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. After his tour of duty was completed, he met and married Patricia Ann Gilbert on April 20, 1968. Their marriage produced two sons, Jason and Nathan, and two daughters, Kate and Kellie. Mike's career was with United Parcel Service, where he retired after over 35 years of service. Along with his wife, Mike was very active in Parkcrest Christian Church in Long Beach, including the Children's ministry and Men's ministry. Mike and Trish have since been active in Revival Christian Fellowship since moving to Menifee. Mike is survived by his wife Trish; his son Nathan, and his daughters Kate and Kellie. There are three grandchildren, Madison, Joe and Jake Downey; his sister Penny and brother John. His son Jason pre-deceased Mike in 2009. His extended family includes his mother-in-law Faye Gilbert of Long Beach, CA; daughter-in-law Yvonne Downey of Lake Elsinore, CA; sister-in-law Kaye Beard of Long Beach, CA and his brother-in-law Hugh Gilbert of Canyon Lake, CA. Mike was well loved by many people. He loved playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and will be remembered for his generous spirit. Mike was a man who loved his family, loved the Lord, and lived to the fullest extent he could. His life will be remembered and treasured. Memorial service will be held on Monday, August 10 at 2 PM at Revival Christian Fellowship in Menifee, CA.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 7, 2015
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