Ramona “Mona” Lee Chandler-Stewart, 71, of Camas, Washington, entered into God’s kingdom on November 16, 2022 at the Bonaventure Memory Care Facility, Vancouver, WA. She was born September 11, 1951, to Lahoma [Fortner] and William “Bill” H. Chandler who preceded her in death.
Mona, the most loving and devoted wife, friend, and partner is survived by her husband Randy Stewart; brother William “Greg” Chandler and wife Dorothy Chandler; step children Michelle McDermott, Randy Stewart, Jr. and Jennifer Therrien; aunt Faye Treat; longtime friends Nancy Voltz, Nancy Harkins, Bonnie Strickland-Cocuzza, Connie Hotufdt and Karen Lerner; nieces Lacie Stewart, Keri [Stewart] Lee, Chicago Chandler, and Tiffany Chandler; nephews Jesse and wife Shannon Chandler and Brian and wife Catherine Stewart; many cousins, grand nieces and nephews.
Mona’s father was a career military serviceman. Mona was born at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and grew up in Muldrow, Oklahoma. Upon her family’s transfer to Ft. Bliss, Texas, Mona graduated from Parkland High School, El Paso, Texas, Mona then attended college courses at University of Texas El Paso. Mona joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, DC., as a stenographer and then transferred to the FBI office Phoenix, Arizona where she met her husband, Randy. After her marriage she traveled with her husband who was a helicopter pilot, working for the Arizona Department of Transportation in Grand Canyon, Az., Art West Magazine and Bozeman Public Schools in Bozeman, Montana. During her career she worked as Legal secretary for law firms in El Paso, TX and Ruidoso, New Mexico and then a United States
Federal Magistrate in El Paso, TX. She moved to Sequim, Washington in 1996 and worked for New Grove Behavioral Health in Port Angeles, WA as an administrative assistant, before moving to Camas, WA with her husband.
Mona had the personality and natural charisma to make friends no matter the situation, and her laugh was infectious to everyone around her. A woman of true integrity, she would be the first to offer help, comfort, and support whether friend or stranger. She was a truly great woman whose impact will be forever felt by her family and friends that loves her dearly. She was a selfless woman whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of her loved ones. Her ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love will be forever engrained in all she knew.
As Mona’s husband, I want to express my deepest thanks to the PeaceHealth Hospice team and the management and staff of the Bonaventure Senior Living facility. Mona and I deeply appreciated the care, support and love provided to her.
Due to the geographical separation from family, friends and the financial hardship people face these days, she (prior to her death) and her husband decided not to hold a memorial service. A Celebration of Life will be coordinated with her immediate family in the future. In keeping with her concern for others, she suggested donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Tribute Giving | Alzheimers Association
or to PeaceHealth hospice at PeaceHealth Foundations | PeaceHealth.