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Mona Kummerle Memorial
Mona Kummerle Memorial

Mona Kummerle

Mona Kummerle

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Mona Louise (Christoferson) Kummerle, 80, a native Everett resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Saturday, July 20, 2019.

She was born October 31, 1938 at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA, the second of Elmer and Wilma “Billie” Christoferson’s four daughters. Mona grew up in Everett, spending her childhood summers in Mission Beach.

While attending the University of Washington, she met her husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Kummerle. Together, they raised 5 children and were blessed with 9 grandchildren.

In addition to being a loving mother, Mona was an active member of the community. Every election, you would find her counting and verifying the election votes, working long hours to get the results out as soon as possible. She sang in the church choir, was a member of YLI (Young Ladies Institute), a member of AOK and an Ambassador at Washington Oaks Retirement Community.  Mona also volunteered at food banks, at Rotary, the Elks Lodge and the Sno-Isle Blood Bank.  In addition, she was a longtime volunteer at the Everett Symphony, ushering many to their seats.

Mona enjoyed playing cards, cross stitching, cruising, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Aside from her immediate family, Mona had a circle of longtime close friends that were literally treated as family. Each of these friends, in turn, had families of their own and all shared many outings and trips together.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Chris) Courtney, Della (Doug) Hayden, Paul (Carol) Kummerle, Jimm (Chris) Kummerle and Jo Kummerle; eight grandchildren, Nick (Kaylie), Kelli, Ally, Drake, Jackson, Katie, Logan and Jenna; sisters, Carol Christoferson and Linda Christoferson.

Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; sister, Jean; granddaughter, Alisa.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00PM, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at

Immaculate Conception Church, 2501 Hoyt Ave., Everett, Father Joseph Altenhofen, Celebrant.  A reception will follow at 2:30PM at Washington Oakes, 1717 Rockefeller

Ave., Everett.  Cypress Lawn Memorial Park will be Mona’s final resting place.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to UW Medicine Advancement, 850

Republican St., C-5, Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195-8045.

Please share memories of Mona and sign the online guest register.


  • Joanie Zywko

    I loved Mona. She was so incredibly kind to me when I got married. Mona and Bill came and stayed with us and were enormously helpful and supportive. I could not have asked for a kinder person to be there. We had just moved into our house. It was Christmas time and when I would come home from work – the tree would be decorated, ornaments and wreaths would be up, anything to make our hectic lives easier. She helped with furniture deliveries and wedding details. I felt cared about and that was Mona’s gift-she cared – and was just easy to be with. She was always upbeat and considerate, thoughtful and, above all, calm. I miss her.

  • Don and Anita Hutter

    Will always remember Mona for her good humor and great big heart. I remember the time we all went in the boat together to celebrate Easter on the shore. The dingy was questionable and we laughed together and was sure we were going to tip over. Not sure if we found all the Easter eggs we hid or not. She was the best friend one could ever have.

  • Gloria Smith

    I am very honored to have gotten to spend time with Mona & Bill. Knowing the love Jojo has in her heart for them warms my heart. We had some very nice times visiting at Jojo’s home. Lots of hugs, too. Now you are together, once more, forever!

  • Jack & Maureen Lee

    Condolences to all of Mona’s family from Jack & I. She was very special to us and we feel her absence. We are better people having known both Bill & Mona. They will live forever in our memories. With love, Jack & Maureen Lee