Nona (Garrison) Byrnes
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Nona was born in Long Beach on 7-6-1935. She was a graduate of Jordan High School class of 1953. While a student at Jordan, she was chosen as Walkers Dept Store High Teen Favorite, which included a scholarship to Wilma Hastings School of Modeling. With the training she received at the Hastings School, she pursued a professional modeling career. She was employed by certified grocers in the personnel dept. as well as a volunteer for the American Red Cross for a 12 year period. She left her working career to raise her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William; daughter, Terri Vermont; sons, William Jr. (Blanca) and Daniel; four grandchildren, Bradley, Holly, Bianca and Brooke; and brother, Don of Lake Arrowhead. Funeral Service will be conducted at Forest Lawn in Cypress at 11:30 Tuesday, August 6th. Great appreciation to all the people at Rational Therapeutics and the Van Guard Foundation. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 2, 2013