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Descendants of Elizabeth Mischler


      2273. Diane10 Mishler (Virgil Arthur9, Artemas P.8, Rachel7 Miller, Benedict6, Jonathan Christian5, Magdalena4 Berkey, Elizabeth3 Mischler, Hans2, ???1) was born Private. She married Stephen Fredrick Downs Private, son of Harry Downs and Gladys Strand. He was born October 31, 1939 in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, California, and died August 23, 2001 in Sanborn Park, Uncompahgre Plateau, Near Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado.

Notes for Stephen Fredrick Downs:
1. ~ OBITUARY ~

STEPHEN FREDRICK DOWNS
1939-2001

Stephen Fredrick Downs

Loving Husband, Father, Son & Grandfather

Oct. 31, 1939 - Aug. 23, 2001

MONTROSE - Stephen Fredrick Downs, 61, of rural Montrose, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in the crash of a small aircraft on Sanborn Park on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Stephen Fredrick Downs was born in Monterey Park, Calif., on Oct. 31, 1939, the son of Harry Noble Downs and Gladys A. (Strand) Downs. He was a graduate of Montebello High School in Montebello, Calif., in 1958.

He attended California State University at Los Angeles where he met his future wife, Diane Mishler. They were married on June 13, 1964, at Eagle Rock, Calif. He then entered the Los Angeles College of Optometry at the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1967 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Downs earned his Master of Business Administration at Pepperdine College in 1986.

He had a private practice of Optometry specializing in contact lenses, and later started manufacturing his own contact lenses for his patients. His business grew and he and a colleague developed a special contact lense for correcting astigmatism. In 1992 he was nominated in Orange County for "Entrepreneur of the Year." The company business, CoastVision, Inc., continued to expand at Huntington Beach, Calif., and then he sold the business in 1993.

The family had spent a few years in this area in the summer and winter enjoying the country and skiing. They purchased a ranch on Kinikin Heights in 1990 and lived there part time. His parents had owned a cattle ranch when he was growing up and he desired to return to this way of life. They established permanent residence here in 1993. A family business, Rocky Beach Properties, Ltd., was formed at this time.

Steve started flying in 1980 and earned his private pilot's license in that year. He received his instrument rating; flight instructor's rating; commercial rating; air transport pilot; and multi engine rating. This year he started the AirLink Charter at the local airport. He loved most of all spending time with his family as a husband, father, and Taylor's Grandpa, both on the ranch and at the cabin on Hastings Mesa. His love of the outdoors was apparent in the many things he loved to do: ranching, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, surfing, and sailing.

Steve attended the First Presbyterian Church and loved studying the Bible. He had very strong beliefs.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Diane Downs, Montrose; two sons: Jeffrey Peter Downs, Montrose and John Noble Downs, Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters: Jennifer Angeline (Downs) Penjoyan and husband Michael, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Jodie Rebecca (Downs) Nelson, Surfside, Calif.; and one grandson, Taylor Jacob Nelson.

Other survivors include his mother, Gladys Downs, of San Pedro, Calif.; two sisters: Bob and Susan Schulz, Clovis, Calif.; and John and Nancy Delmatoff, Diamond Bar, Calif.; several nieces and nephews: Kellie, Lance, Steve, Kelsey, Kyle, and Kris; his wife's parents, Virgil and Ruth Mishler, Eagle Rock, Calif.; his wife's brother, Steve and Louise Mishler; his wife's sister, Dan and Jill Falkengren.

Dr. Downs was preceded in death by his father, Harry Downs; and one infant son, Jacob Stephen Downs in 1980.

Steve Downs will be greatly missed by his loved ones, his many friends, and his neighbors. He was a very special person to all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be held for Dr. Downs on Monday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara, with Pastor Paul Parsons officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in California.

The local arrangements are in charge of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose.

From: Montrose Daily Press Online - August 27, 2001
(Transcriber had date of April 27, 2001, which could net be correct)
Transcribed by: Dona Freeman


More About Stephen Fredrick Downs:
Cause of Death: Small aircraft crash
Church: First Presbyterian Church, Montrose, Colorado
Degree 1: Doctor of Optometry
Degree 2: 1986, Master of Business Administration
Education: California State University, Los Angeles, California
Graduation 1: 1958, Montebello High School, Montebello, Los Angeles County, California
Graduation 2: 1967, Los Angeles College of Optometry at the University of Southern California
Graduation 3: 1986, Pepperdine College
Occupation: Optometrist, Contact Lens Manufactuer

More About Stephen Downs and Diane Mishler:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Diane Mishler and Stephen Downs are:
  2766 i.   Jeffrey Peter11 Downs, born Private.
  2767 ii.   John Noble Downs, born Private.
  2768 iii.   Jennifer Angeline Downs, born Private. She married Michael Penjoyan Private; born Private.
  More About Michael Penjoyan and Jennifer Downs:
Private-Begin: Private

+ 2769 iv.   Jodie Rebecca Downs, born Private.
  2770 v.   Jacob Stephen Downs, died 1980 in Infancy.


      2276. Philip Edward10 Mishler (Edward Louis9, Toby Serenus8, Rachel7 Miller, Benedict6, Jonathan Christian5, Magdalena4 Berkey, Elizabeth3 Mischler, Hans2, ???1) was born Private. He married Jimmi Jean Rodgers Private, daughter of Arthur Rogers and Nannie Dennard. She was born Private.

More About Philip Mishler and Jimmi Rodgers:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Philip Mishler and Jimmi Rodgers are:
  2771 i.   Unknown11 Mishler, born Private.
  2772 ii.   Unknown Mishler, born Private.
  2773 iii.   Unknown Mishler, born Private.


      2277. Michael Garner10 Mishler (Edward Louis9, Toby Serenus8, Rachel7 Miller, Benedict6, Jonathan Christian5, Magdalena4 Berkey, Elizabeth3 Mischler, Hans2, ???1) was born Private. He married Barbara Ruth Balcom Private, daughter of James Balcom and Ruth McFarland. She was born Private.

More About Michael Mishler and Barbara Balcom:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Michael Mishler and Barbara Balcom are:
  2774 i.   Unknown11 Mishler, born Private.
  2775 ii.   Unknown Mishler, born Private.
  2776 iii.   Unknown Mishler, born Private.


      2278. Katherine May10 Hoehn (Mabel9 Mishler, Toby Serenus8, Rachel7 Miller, Benedict6, Jonathan Christian5, Magdalena4 Berkey, Elizabeth3 Mischler, Hans2, ???1) was born Private. She married (1) Jack Christopher Christy, Jr. Private, son of Jack Christy and Kitty Miller. He was born March 08, 1930, and died January 31, 1970. She married (2) Philip Ira Debo Private, son of Louis Debo and Marian Cohen. He was born Private.

More About Jack Christopher Christy, Jr.:
Hochstetler Update: Page 1011 - # 12297

More About Jack Christy and Katherine Hoehn:
Private-Begin: Private

More About Philip Debo and Katherine Hoehn:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Katherine Hoehn and Jack Christy are:
  2777 i.   Unknown11 Christy, born Private.
  2778 ii.   Unknown Christy, born Private.


      2279. Donna Joanne10 Hoehn (Mabel9 Mishler, Toby Serenus8, Rachel7 Miller, Benedict6, Jonathan Christian5, Magdalena4 Berkey, Elizabeth3 Mischler, Hans2, ???1) was born Private. She married (1) Kenneth Raymond Farnsworth Private. He was born Private. She married (2) Charles Burnett Lidell Private, son of Theodore Lidell and Alice Burnett. He was born Private.

More About Kenneth Farnsworth and Donna Hoehn:
Private-Begin: Private

More About Charles Lidell and Donna Hoehn:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Child of Donna Hoehn and Charles Lidell is:
  2779 i.   Unknown11 Lidell, born Private.


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