Moneca Wardel, "Granny" also known as Irene Thomas-Mobley, was born on June 2,1930 and passed away peacefully at her home in Idaho Falls, Idaho on January 5, 2021. Moneca was born to Claire & Etta Thomas in Cortez, Colorado and is the youngest of her two siblings, Marcheta and Barabara who have passed away.
Moneca graduated from high school in Colton, California, after high school she married William R Mobley (who passed away) they raised their children in southern California and eventually settling in Santa Maria, California.
Moneca then moved to San Jose, California with her husband John Zlendick (who passed away). John loved Moneca with all of his heart and idolized her and her family.
Moneca moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where she met and married George Lund (who passed away) and gained a daughter Jeanne, who she loved like her own. She was a proud owner of a small diner in Grants Pass called "Buffalo Bill's Diner".
Moneca is survived by her five children, Suzanne(husband-Gary) Mobley-Chrisco of Oro Valley, Arizona and her two children Michael & Mechelle; Pamela Mobley of Idaho Falls, Idaho and her three children Todd, Darian & Kimberly; William (who we all know as Bill) Mobley of Santa Maria ,California and his 4 children Rick, Scott, Katee & Willy; Renee (husband David) Mobley-Morgan of Idaho Falls, Idaho and her 4-legged children; Casey(wife Trenna) Wardel of San Jose, California and his four children Leah, Alex, Stephanie & Jennifer, and George's daughter Jeanne (husband Pete) Lund- Lacombe of Rancho Palos Verde, California & her two children Tyler & Amanda. Granny had 20 plus great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. She is survived by nieces Marie, Sharon, Sandy, Donna, Charlene & Laura.
"Granny" was adventurous in life and loved working in her garage to create birdhouses! Moneca was a wonderful seamstress and loved junk store shopping and collecting antiques. She was known for her creativity and ability to think outside of the box.
Moneca loved buying and selling homes, she was proud of the 14 homes she had purchased and sold over her colorful lifetime. Monica loved to make people laugh and enjoyed dressing up as a homeless bag lady and surprise people at parties.
Moneca earned her wings and is rejoicing with loved ones who passed before her. We will miss you dearly and one day our paths will cross again. We love you, forever in our hearts; your spirit soars above us, you are now a guardian angel watching over us.
Our family looks forward to a celebration of life for everyone who knew and loved Moneca, in early summer of 2021.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice or the humane society.
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