Mona Louise Thomas passed away on Sunday February 20, 2011 in Palm Desert, CA. Her bright smile, zest for living, and concern for others will truly be missed.
Mona was born June 11, 1929 in Glendale, CA to Florence and Homer Zechiel, joining her older brother William. She graduated from Hoover High School in 1947 and earned a degree from Glendale College. She met Bill Thomas in a Sunday School class at First Methodist Church and they were married August 13, 1949.
Bill and Mona settled into their first home in Burbank, where their children Steve and Nancy were born. They then moved back to Glendale into a home built by her father, where they would live until 1997. This is where their daughter Sue was born, where her kindergarten teaching career in Glendale Unified School District was established, and when she began what became a legacy of church service as she dove into teaching kindergarten Sunday School at First Baptist Church La Crescenta. These years were filled with family, friends, and lots of bridge, camping, and travel. She enthusiastically supported Bill by attending countless Crescenta Valley HighSchool events.