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Ernest Montel Miner

1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Ernest Montel Miner Obituary
October 3, 1923 - March 20, 2017 Ernest Montel "Monty" Miner was born on October 3, 1923 and passed away on March 20, 2017 at age 93. Monty was born the youngest of 12 children on Wild Rose Farm in Fairview, Utah. He moved to Los Angeles for his high school years and loved riding the street cars to explore the city. After graduating from Manual Arts High School, Monty was drafted into the US Army for World War II. As a navigator for the US Army Air Corps, Monty flew two bombing missions over Germany. After the war, Monty went on to graduate from Brigham Young University and then USC Medical School. Monty married Marie Marshall in 1947. They were happily married for almost 70 years. They started married life in San Pedro with a final move to Canoga Park in 1958. Monty was the first doctor to open an office in Chatsworth, California. Marie and Monty had five children: Katy, Monica, Anne, Albert and Milton. They had twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Monty was a proud member of Rotary. He was a founding member and served as a president of the Chatsworth Rotary Club. Monty and Marie were also avid square and round dancers. They belonged to the Twilight Twirlers Square Dance Club for many years. Perhaps due to his training as a flight navigator, Monty had a lifelong interest in stars and maps. He cherished sharing his in-depth knowledge of the stars and constellations and would often give his guests an impromptu tour of the night sky. He enjoyed family vacations driving and navigating through the national parks of the western United States. He knew the lay of the land and loved going on "gypsy jaunts" throughout his life. His family medical practice helped many people in the West Valley. He and Marie raised a wonderful family. Monty left the world a better place.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2017
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