Ermine “Momi” Norton

Posted On April 20th, 2011 -


Momi passed away on March 21, 2011, the first day of spring, at her home in Rancho Bernardo. She was 92 years young. A “Child of Hawaii”, Momi was born September 9, 1918, and raised on the island of Oahu. She was the only issue of Henry and Emma Hausten. Together with her seven half-brothers and sisters, the family founded ” The Willows” restaurant, made famous by Arthur Godfrey, the radio host, and other celebrities. Her mother, Emma Hausten, was named “Mother of the Year” by the State of Hawaii in 1959.

She met and married Douglas Norton after attending Armstrong College.

Momi is survived by four sons, Stan Norton of Concord, CA, Craig Norton of Oakland, CA, Keith Norton of Novato, CA and Leighton Norton of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

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