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Monpas, Leona R. Lunderville Mrs. – Obituary

Leona R. Monpas, 83, of Baker City, died Feb. 10, 2005, at her home.

Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate.

Visitations will be held today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.

Leona Rica Monpas was born June 18, 1921, at Mondovi, Wis., to Alvin and Lucillia (Craker) Lunderville. She received her schooling in Chippewa Falls and had special training in secretarial work.

On April 8, 1938, she married Leon John Monpas in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1941, the couple moved to Port Angeles, Wash., where they remained until 1966 when they moved to Astoria. They resided in Astoria until they came to Baker City in 2001.

Leona served as VFW secretary for 20 years. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling, fishing, flea markets, antiques and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Leon; a son, Charles, and his wife, Lois, of Baker City; a daughter, Diane Wilkins, and her husband, Dale, of Carefree, Ariz.; grandchildren, Craig Monpas of Canby, Kent Monpas and his wife, Kara, and Lloyd Monpas of Casper, Wyo., Darrel Wilkins and his wife, Diana, of Snohomish, Wash., Diana Spak and her husband, Pat, of Woodinville, Wash., Kendra Van Cleave and her husband, Tony, of John Day and Kurtis Monpas of Boise; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, one brother and one grandson.

Donations may be given to the V.F.W. through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 18, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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