Toni Lou Cliburn

May 6, 1946September 28, 2012

Toni Lou Cliburn passed away peacefully Friday, September 28, 2012 from complications following surgery.

Toni is retired after thirty seven years of teaching in the Long Beach Unified School District. Her last and longest position was teaching second grade at Minnie Gant Elementary School. She is a graduate of UCLA and a lifelong Bruin.

Toni is survived by her husband of forty two years, Keith Cliburn, son Scott Cliburn and his beautiful family; daughter-in-law Predi and beloved grandson Sullivan, along with countless cherished friends and family.

Toni is a beautiful, caring and generous person. She is a lover and nurturer of animals of all kinds, but most especially her two Labrador Retrievers.

Toni is loved and missed by all who know her, and is now truly with the Lord.


Toni Lou Cliburn

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Ken Cliburn

November 11, 2012

My dear brother Keith, I am so sorry for your loss of Toni. she was a good wife, a good friend and a good person. She was also a good Mother & Grand-Mother. Sandee & I ask the Lord to Bless you and give you the Peace and Joy of the Lord.
Your loving brother & sister, Kenny & Sandee.

Bill & Shari Shinen

October 26, 2012

Our hearts are heavy over the loss of our dear friend and neighbor. The Shinen family was truly blessed to have had Toni in our lives for so many years. Her kindness and loving heart will always be remembered. Heaven has a special angel who is watching over you and smiling down on those she loved. Remember we're just a phone call away. Love, Bill, Shari and family

October 25, 2012

We don't know why you left so soon. We're sure you had no choice. We search for you from room to room. We listen for your voice. We know how much you love us. Please know we love you too. We'll wait for you to call for us. Then we'll come home to you. We know we'll see you someday. We don't know how or when. Perhaps in Doggie Heaven, we'll be together again. Love forever, "Your Girls"

Steve Pakiz

October 23, 2012

I am so sorry to learn of Toni's passing today. I so enjoyed having her as a patient these past 20 years. She always had a smile on her face and kind words to say. As Alumni of UCLA we would always talk of the games and the school. She will be missed by everyone. My deepest sympathy to Keith and Scott and all her family.

October 18, 2012

We have lost a very dear, kind, thoughtful, and caring friend who will remain in our hearts forever. With our love and deepest sympathy, Dennis, Sharon, and Krista

Susie (Perry) Crowe

October 18, 2012

Toni was a very special high school friend. We shared lots of good times as Songleaders. Her sparkly personality will be missed. With my sincere sympathy to Keith and family.

Predi Jauregui

October 12, 2012

You took me into your family and your heart with open arms, your love was unconditional, and your kindness always touched my heart. I am so thankful for your time with Sullivan, and know you will watch over him. You will be missed every day Toni. I love you.

Tracye & John Gunn

October 9, 2012

Keith, Scott and Family,
Sending our deepest sympathy.

October 9, 2012

Toni was my neighbor down the hall at Gant. I will always remember her cheery smile and greetings every morning and how kind she was to my students. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Vivian Bradbury, Long Beach, CA

Bobbie Laswell

October 8, 2012

I first met Toni at Gant in 1994. Toni was sweet, generous and a caring person. May she rest in peace.