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Clover Fern Mamone

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MAMONE-Clover Fern Mamone, was born March 13, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 83 at the time of h er passing. When she was born her father endearingly referred to her as Minihaha because of her long dark hair. A born entertainer, she started her dancing career at a very young age guided by her aunt who was a Zigfield Follies dancer in New York who later taught dancing out of her home. Clover and her sister, Lois, lost their parents when she was 6 years of age and their Aunts then raised them Upon graduating business school, Clover went on to work as a dancer throughout the east coast. She was the 'headl iner' for many years at the Howdy Club. She met the love of her life, Frank Mamone, in 1946 and married on April 19th, 1949. until Frank 3 loving and talented children. Y'vonne, Frank and Loisanne ('Zeke') and never parted company. They came to California in 1954 and bought a house in Montebello. In 1956, they purchased a decahedra farm in Baldwin Park. Clover was a part of the L & M Dance Studio in Baldwin Park. She formed Mamone Dance Studio in 1957 at their home. She had a large following of local studen ts, giving performances at the L.A. County Fair yearly and participating in the Baldwin Park Parade with a float. Her students also performed at local clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Club, Elks, Moose, Nights of Columbus, rest homes, etc. Clover then went on to teach for many years at the Covina Parks and recreation at the same time she had a career driving school bus for the B.P.U.S.D. She never tired for her love for entertaining. She added singing country and western and wrote a column for the popular count ry western magazine. Clover went into semi retirement. Frank and Clover enjoyed discovering America in their motor home with their dogs. Clover got back into all genres when karaoke became popular and was a great sensation at singing Patsy Clines "Crazy" and Tammy Wynette's Stand by Your Man. She got a standing ovation every time she sang those songs and went on to win many contest and money. On her 80th birthday we added a fourth generation to the three generation family dancing group. She managed to do al l of these social activities and was successful at being sole proprietor of such businesses as the beauty, make up, Avon, body lift, Christmas tree farm, swap meet, selling and reselling of mobile homes (Clover's Mobile home Sales and Villa Capri Mobile home sales) as well as working for Browns Mobile homes in Glendora. In 1978, the decahedra farm was transformed into a small mobile home park. Clover lived there until 2004. She sold the park, retired and bought a beautiful home in Covina Her loving family i ncludes her sister, Lois Dalsas, 3 children, Y'vonne Mamone-Ruiz, Frank William Mamone and Loisanne (Zeke) Mamone, 3 grand children, Tammi-Lynn Scott, Monique Diz, Grant Dakota (Dak) Schmidt, 4 great-grandchildren, Mikayla Diz, Francesca Schmidt, Matthew Diz and Dakota Everett Schmidt, numerous nieces and nephews and lots of loving and caring friends that she cherished all of her life. All services are at Forest Lawn in Covina Hills. Friday, August 31st from 11 to 4:30 on the second floor of the main buildi ng. Then resuming from 6 till 9 p.m. at the Church of our Heritage (on the grounds) with a rosary being recited at 7. Services are on Saturday, September 1st at 11:30 at the Church of Our Heritage followed by the graveside service. Any and all are invited back to Clover's house to celebrate her life at 2484 Cameron Ave., Covina, 91724.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Aug. 31, 2007
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