Mona Elizabeth King
On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Mona Elizabeth King, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at age 80 at Bozeman Health. We are so grateful for the care of the ICU staff in her last days with us.
Mona Elizabeth King nee Jones was born on March 19, 1939 in Greensboro, NC to Eric "Harry" Hunter Jones and Ethel Scearce Jones. A military family, they moved around often and settled in Brooksville, FL in the mid-1950s. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1958, St. Petersburg Junior College shortly after, and then after taking 15 years off to raise a family in Thermopolis, Wyoming, Mona graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1977. Mona taught kindergarten in Thermopolis, Wyoming; Spring Hill, FL; and finally, in Orlando, FL; where she spent much of her teaching career at both Rock Lake Elementary School then John Young Elementary School from where she eventually retired. Ms. King was beloved by her students, who would send her love notes proclaiming their love of school, and how they did not want to leave her class for summer vacation.
Mona was a voracious reader from the time she first learned to read, and always wanted to learn more about everything. During her time in Florida, you would usually find her at the beach looking for shells, late at night on a turtle egg laying watch, or out dancing with friends.
Preceded in death are her father Harry, mother Ethel; two brothers, Harry Jones and Donnie Jones, both of Brooksville, FL; and infant son, Donald Hugh King. Survivors include daughter Kelly (Robert) King DiCristina, Orlando, FL, son Michael (Kirsten) King, Big Sky, MT and four beloved grandchildren, Katherina DiCristina, Ava King, Pierce King and Kate King.
A private family service will be held. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
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