Mona
Mona J. Miner July 17, 1932 - September 3, 2010 Mona Jean Miner passed away on September 3, 2010 at the ageof 78. She was born in Tyronza, Arkansas and moved to Los Angeles with her mom Beaulah Byrd in 1937. In 1940 she moved to Torrance and has lived in the South Bay since then. Mona graduated from Torrance High School and in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart Frank Norris. Mona modeled and then also started her own modeling and finishing school from the mid 1950 to the late 1960 while raising her two sons. She later married Cliff Miner founder of The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach and has been working and then running the restaurant for the last 40 years. Those who knew Mona would say she was one very special person and her presence would "Light up the Room". She is survived by her Son's Don Norris (LaJuana) and Rod Norris (Shelly); her Grandson's Donovan Norris (Christine), Kevin Norris, David Norris and Joshua Norris; her Granddaughter Samantha Norris all of the South Bay area and her Sister Bev Wilfort of Canada. In lieu of flowers please donate to: American Cancer Society, 1710 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3448, 800-227-2345, www.cancer.com. The Services will be held at: Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on Monday, September 13 at 1:00pm.

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  1. A few months ago, I had the privilege of speaking with Mona Jean once, over the phone, as a result of discovering that she was my mother’s birth cousin. It was a pleasure having that conversation with her. She had a welcoming voice and I was looking forward to the opportunity of meeting her someday and learning more about the geneology that connects us. My condolences to her family. Peace be with you.

  2. We were both saddended by Mona’s death so suddenly. We were Thursday “regulars” for lunch and walked into the restaurant to be greeted by Mona’s smiling face at her special table with family and friends. She truly lit up the room. We will miss her. Ginny and Bill Padian

  3. Mona was a very classy lady and it was an honor to have known her. Our condolences go out to the family. Stacey and Michael Martin

  4. The Norris Family, Your mother was a very special person and we will miss her beautiful smile and bright eyes. May god give you strength through these tough times. Pierre, LeAnna and Brandy

  5. Rita, I and our family want to express our sincerest condolences to the Miner Family. The Bull Pen has always been a very special place for our family and friends. We’ve spent many special occasions there and hope for your continued success. Mona will be missed but never forgotten. May God Bless each of you. . . Jay & Rita Ginnow and Family

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