Mona A. Brunner

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  • Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00am
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Mona A. Paul Brunner

Mona A. Paul Brunner, born January 26, 1925 in Browning, Montana passed away on August 5, 2013 at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington due to an extended illness.

Mona was preceded in death by her 1st husband SSgt. Preston Breaux and her 2nd husband Carpenter’s Mate, 2nd class USN, Peter Raymond Brunner, by her parents, Solomon and Susan Paul of Anacortes WA, Brothers Stanley Paul and George Paul, Sisters Ruby Peratovich, Nelly Tenderholt, Valerie Davis, Ethel Davis, Edna Lovall, Francis Boyle and Mildred Paul. Several Nieces and Nephews have also preceded her in death.

Mona is survived by two sisters: Grace Tremper of Kentucky and Lorraine and brother-in-law Tom Clenney of Poway, CA; her children: daughter and son-in-law Judith and Michael Krantz of Tulalip, WA, son and daughter-in-law David and Vicki Breaux of Milton, WA, daughter Lucy Brokaw of Snohomish, WA, son Ray Breaux of Graham, WA. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one due in December of this year, and 4 great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mona loved flowers and plants of all kinds. She said she loved all flowers and that it was hard to choose between them however, she doted on the roses in her yard and orchids in her home. She grew productive vegetable gardens which she shared with neighbors and family.

Mona was known as a kind and caring, compassionate woman who loved and accepted everyone from any walk of life. She shared her home and all she had with many teens and adults needing a place to lay their head and get a warm meal or clean clothes and a shower. She was known as “mom” or “auntie mom” to grandchildren, nephews, and nieces and strangers. She had a sense of humor too so we could always count on a joke even in the darkest of times to help us lift our spirits to brighten our day.

Mona supported several different charities for veterans, diabetes and cancer foundations.

Hobbies were gardening, crocheting, knitting, reading. Mona loved knitting and crocheting and made many fine garments and afghans. When her eyesight began to fail, she would continue to read using a magnifying glass and good light. Her favorite book was the Bible. She also enjoyed reading Readers Digest condensed books or any book about the life and times of the “old” days.

She is loved by many and will be deeply missed.

The family recommends donations to be sent to the Cancer Foundation of your choice in lieu of flowers.

A memorial is planned and the spreading of her ashes in the flower beds at her request to be held in Tulalip at the home of daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Michael Krantz, on September 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm A luncheon and BBQ sharing remembrance and stories of Mona’s life and influence on so many family and friends will follow.

Please sign online guestbook www.tuellmckee.com. Arrangements by Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 253-272-1414.


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