Gay “Lynn” Downs, 55, of Paris, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born on May 14, 1957 in Maywood, California, the daughter of L. B. and Bonnie J. Fecht Whitford. She was married to Bill Downs on May 1, 1982, at Topeka, KS. She enjoyed doing things with her family and friends and listening to music.
Mrs. Downs is survived by her husband, her mother, Bonnie J. Vickers, and a son, Jason D. Whitford, all of Paris, a daughter, Trisha G. (Andrew) Boudrie, of Holt Summit, MO, 8 grandchildren, 5 sisters, Peggy S. Frye of Topeka, KS., Carla A. Frye of Columbia, MO, Tammie M. (E. Manuel) Ramos of Jefferson City, MO, and Kathy A. Price of Topeka, KS, Clara J. Villegas of Mexico, 1 step brother, Charles Harden of Topeka, KS, 2 step sisters, Tina Harden and Rose Harden, both of Topeka, KS., a step mother, Donna K. Whitford of Trenton, MO, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, L.B. Whitford and grandmother, Mildred “Nanny” Kelsey.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.