Albertine (Mona) Musch, a South Bay resident for nearly 50 years, passed away on December 3, 2010 in the City of Torrance. Born in Java Indonesia, Mona was 81 years old when she died. Mona was a young adult when she, her husband and young daughter emigrated from Indonesia to The Netherlands where they lived for a short time before she gave birth to another daughter. In the early 1960s the whole family jumped on a ship and sailed across the ocean to make a new home in the United States of America. In 1962 her youngest daughter was born. After renting several homes in Lennox, Hawthorne and Lawndale, Mona and her family eventually bought a home and settled in the El Camino Village area of Gardena. In 1967 she proudly took the oath and was sworn in as a Citizen of the United States. Mona was a hard-working woman who labored most of her adult life to support her 3 girls. Amongst other employers, she worked the longest at Pearson Candy Company in Culver City as a machinist, USSCO in Torrance as a precision-honer and grinder and completed her working career in retail as an employee of Sav-On Drugs/CVS store in Lawndale. She had many hobbies. Mona loved to travel, take road trips, host dinner parties and barbecues. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, beading jewelry, knitting, crocheting and sewing and especially loved listing to Michael Buble'. She was a driver; if it needed to be done, and she didn't know how, she would learn to do it and get it accomplished. She touched the lives of many, many people throughout her 81 years on this earth and we all will miss her dearly. Mona is survived by her younger brother Dirk; her three daughters Valerie, Gaby and Cindy; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance CA 90503 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:00 noon with a reception immediately following.

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  1. With my deepest sympathy to Dirk, Val, Gaby, Cindy and the grand and great grandchildren. I am so thankful to Tante Mona for always being there for my mom (her sister) and me. I have always admired her for being such a hard worker and yet, she always manages to find time to be there for others. I will always remember the good times of the camping trips she took my brothers and I on back in the ’60s. Tante Mona, I love you and will miss you.

  2. Mona was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy. She will be missed by many. Love, Louis, Michelle, Corey and Alex

  3. Mona was my cousin. I remember her fondly; she was a wonderful and kind person, well known for her delicious macaroni and cheese. I am so glad that I got to visit with her in Sep when I was in California. She was so happy to see me that she did not want me to leave and I got stuck in rush hour traffic going back to Anaheim. But I kinda had the feeling that this would be the last time I would see her and I did not mind. I remember parties at Vonnie’s and Fred’s whenever Morrie and I were vacationing in southern CA while in the Air Force and Mona was always there contributing to the good food and good times. I miss those rare family gatherings and I dearly miss Vonnie and Mona. Our condolences to her daughters Vally, Gaby, Cindy and her brother Dirk. All of you did an awesome job glorifying and remembering your mother/sister. Thank you! Sella and Maurice Libby; David Libby and Sandy Spears and spouses and kids

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