The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Lo40° Rain


Hi49° Rain then Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo34° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy


Hi53° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo31° Partly Cloudy


Hi49° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Rain


Hi53° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo37° Mostly Cloudy


Hi53° Partly Sunny

Mona (Parkinson) Kays

Send to Kindle
Print This

photo Buy this photo

Mona (Parkinson) Kays

December 23, 1940 ~ November 22, 2013

Mona (Parkinson) Kays, 73, of Cashmere, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013, from a year-long battle with cancer. She was born December 23, 1940 in Kenmare, ND. Mona’s younger years were spent with her family and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Kenmare. In 1952, the family moved to Marysville, WA. After graduation, she moved to Seattle, WA to work as a legal secretary. She married Melvin Kays and they made their home in Seattle, Maple Valley, winters in Sun Valley, then Scottsdale, AZ, before she came to Cashmere, WA to live closer to her sisters and their families. Mona and her husband enjoyed sailing, their horse ranch in Maple Valley and racing horses at Long Acres. Mona’s horses and dogs were her passion. She loved the many years of skiing in Sun Valley, being with family, flower gardening and especially all aspects of Christmas. Mona approached life with great zeal. She entertained us with her quick humor. She was truly unique!!

Mona was preceded in death by her parents, Murt and Florence Parkinson of Marysville, WA; and her husband, Melvin Kays of Scottsdale, AZ. She is survived by her older brother, Dale (Del) Parkinson of Marysville; older sister, Karen Luna of Leavenworth; younger sister, JoAnn Anderson (David) of Leavenworth; eight nieces and nephews and their children.

There will be a Celebration of Mona’s Life December 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for family, church family and friends, at the home of Duane and Corky Broaddus, 8189 East Leavenworth Road, Leavenworth, WA.

Questions about commenting? See our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy.

Comments Help

A few important points:

  • You must have a Disqus account to comment (your Wenatchee World login and Disqus login are completely separate)
  • You must provide your first and last name
  • Your comment must be civil

For more information see our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy