Note: Peninsula Daily News (Feb 17, 2005): Leona R. Monpas June 18, 1921 -- Feb. 10, 2005 Former Port Angeles resident Leona R. Monpas died in her Baker City, Ore., home at age 83. She was born in Mondovi, Wis., to Alvin and Lucillia (Craker) Lunderville. She married Leon John Monpas in Milwaukee on April 8, 1938. The couple moved to Port Angeles in 1941 and to Oregon in 1966. Survivors include her husband and son and daughter-in-law Charles and Lois Monpas, all of Baker City, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Dale Wilkins of Carefree, Ariz; and seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson. Services: Today, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., graveside service in Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Ore., Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Coles Funeral Home, Baker City, Ore., is in charge of arrangements. Baker City Herald (Feb 19, 2005): 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.
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