Cleo Wayman, a 64 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 in Harbor City. Born in Barstow, CA, Cleo was 69 when she died. Cleo was a member of St. James Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Cleo worked for Bank of America for 35 years and enjoyed her retirement for 7 years. Cleo loved bowling with her friends and playing at the casinos in Las Vegas. Cleo is survived by husband, Tom Wayman of Torrance, CA; daughter, Jessica Wayman and granddaughter Keely Miller of Long Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by parents, Leo and Reynalda Perez and son, Leo Wayman. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, March 1, from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm with the Vigil beginning at 7:00 pm. The Mass will be held at St. James Church on Friday March 2, at 2:00 pm with a reception following at Marie Callender's, 21211 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503. Burial will be at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Hugs to all of you…my memories of Aunt Cleo are very a child i remember her being full of laughter…have not seen the family in a long time…that needs to cange…love and prayers to you Uncle Tom and Jessica.

  2. Tom and Jess, Our deepest sympathy to both of you. Cleo was a great lady. I always enjoyed talking to her. May God be with you during your darkest days. God bless Gene and Ruth Beesley

  3. So sorry to hear of Cleo’s passing. I will always remember All of us sitting on the porch last summer at Dad & Nancy’s. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Always fond memories of you and Cleo.

  4. Jess and Family, We are all so sorry to hear about your loss. You’re in our prayers through this difficult time. Dapplegray Elementary School

  5. Dear Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. If you need anything let me know. The kids and I miss you very much and I hope to see you again soon.

  6. Tom & Faimly We are so sorry to hear Cleao passed away. We will always remember her good spirit and upside down cake. Love and prayer.

  7. Dear Tom and family, I can’t tell you how sad I am to hear of Cleo’s passing. I enjoyed knowing her through Catholic Daughters and years following. She and I were CDA Recording Secretary and Financial Secretary at the same time and I thoroughly enjoyed knowing her. My sincere condolences. Jeanette Campos

  8. Tom, Jess, and Keeley You are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish we could have come out to offer our support in person. Cleo was a special person who loved to laugh. She will be missed. Love James, Penny, Paige, and Levi

  9. Jess, Tom and Keely, My deepest condolences go out to all of you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I have so many fond memories of Cleo, from our B of A days and also from the times spent with all of you at the Wayman house. She was such a great person, and I know how terribly missed she will be. May you all find comfort in knowing that she is now in a much better place than all of us, beside Leo…the two of them watching over all of you. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here for you in any way that I can be. XOXO Adrienne

  10. Tom, Jessica, I still remember the great dinner Cleo cooked for my wife and I as a gift for our wedding 17 years ago. She has always been kind to me and my family every time we saw her (the last time we bumped into her at Sears about 6 months ago.) I’m glad she meet Noah. She was always willing to give us some good advice, and very caring. We will miss her and never forget her. Sincerely, Calvin

  11. Lifting the Wayman family up in prayer. May you find peace in knowing that Cleo is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Cleo will be greatly missed by all of her Gardnerville, NV friends. In memory of “The 3 Amigos”. With love Shirley, Shana (and family), Charlene and Larry

  12. Thank you for your sharing the beautiful remembrance photos of Cleo with us. With Our Deepest Sympathy, Richard and Ofelia

  13. Dear Tom and family, Sending our aloha and Cleo will be sadly missed. May the Lord comfort and give you his peace. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8- A time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: Aloha, Greg & Johanna Goya and Jacob Black

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook