Carla (Breen) Monnot
March 2, 1948 ~ September 2, 2013
On Tuesday, September 2, 2013, Carla Monnot lost her three and a half year battle with colon cancer. She was born on March 2, 1948, in Wenatchee, WA to Pat and Betty Breen. Carla graduated from Eastmont High School in 1966. After graduation, Carla married her high school sweetheart, Dave Monnot, while on leave from his tour of duty in Vietnam. Patiently awaiting his return, she worked in the fruit industry and stayed with her mother-in-law, Babe Monnot, who she loved dearly. Shortly after Dave’s return, came the arrival of their first child, Patrick Monnot and they made their first home in East Wenatchee. They moved their family to the San Francisco area, where Dave worked as a glazier and their daughter, Dawn, was born. They moved to the Spokane area just in time for Patrick to begin school. It was in Spokane where Dawn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Spokane was not meant to be their home as they moved in just a few months to East Wenatchee, where they made their permanent home. Carla became the administrator of Hearthstone Cottage, where she worked for 19 years. She was admired and loved by all the residents and their families. Carla retired from Hearthstone in 2010, and was most excited to join her sister, Terry, in retirement. It was at this time that she was diagnosed with cancer and determined to continue living each day to the fullest. Carla and Dave opened their home to family and friends, where they held BBQs around the fire pit as well as holiday gatherings. Camping and being outdoors was a favorite pastime for both Carla and Dave, where they joined friends and family for many special times. Carla’s pride and joy was her beautiful new home, where she used her decorating talents and Dave used his landscaping and building skills. Little did they know that their home would later be named Monnot Park by family and friends.
Forever loving her is her husband, Dave; her mother and father, Pat and Betty Breen of East Wenatchee, WA; her sisters, Terry Ellifritz (Larry) of Otis Orchards, WA, Leisa Boyd of East Wenatchee, WA, Heide Cowell (Fred) of Kaui, HI; her brother, Tim Breen (Heather) of Sunnyslope, WA; and many nieces and nephews. She was also very close to her brother- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in the Monnot family. Carla will be met in heaven by her children, Pat and Dawn Monnot; her grandparents, Charlie and Amel Dunkin, Theresa and Edward Breen, Troy Boyd; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Carla was always the belle of the ball with her outgoing personality, smile and general love of people. She had the ability to make those around her feel truly special. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
A Rosary will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee at 7:00 p.m. Memorial Services will be held at the Holy Apostle’s Catholic Church on Eighth Street in East Wenatchee on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will be provided following the service. Donations may be sent to The Lighthouse Christian Ministries at 526 S. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Arrangements are being made by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee.