Mona Humes, 68, of Richland, Oregon died the morning of, Friday, June 19, 2020 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. (A celebration of life will be held at a later date; a private family gathering will be held; at her request there will be no funeral service)
Mona was born on March 2, 1952 in Eugene, Oregon to parents Bud and Hazel Smith. She was raised and educated in Junction City, OR. Mona attended Junction City High school and graduated in 1970.
Mona’s working career included being a CNA at a nursing home in Junction City. However, she prided herself in being the best Mom in the world.
She lived in many places throughout her life including Bellingham WA, Burns, Elmira and Richland, OR.
Mona enjoyed springtime, gardening, yellow roses and daisy’s. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, being outdoors, camping and fishing and being “High” on life. She loved crocheting and lived her life by the philosophy of all things “peace, love and happiness”.
Her favorite catch phrases included,” TMI; Always and forever, forever and always; They’re just kids and Why?” I love you was always spoken. She had enough love to love the entire world and she’d still have love left in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents Bud and Hazel Smith; son Billy Humes and beloved dog Bear.
Mona is survived by her daughters Melissa Humes and Sonya Bennett; son Jason Humes; Brothers Ray and Casey Smith, Jim Crye; Sister Doris Edwards; grandchildren Kristina Appleton, Alisha and Tom Bennett, Tyanha Humes and Dakota Farley; Adam and Henry Humes; great grandchildren Denali, Case, Everett, Blaine, Paisley, Laney, Jocelynn and Aspen; nieces Pati Key, Catherine, Jessica and Breanna Smith, Ivory Stover, Aimee and Tracy; nephews Eddie Edwards and Ray Smith Jr.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Mona the family suggests either the FFA, Hope4paws or the nonprofit # F C Cancer Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Poem Written by Melissa Humes for her mother June 19, 2020
If Love could build a staircase, I’d never face losing you.
If love could be fair, I’d never hurt watching you.
If love was enough to get by in this life, you’d live forever.
If love was all I needed, I’d never want for more.
If love was enough to etch you into eternity, you’re forever etched in mine.
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