Eva Dorothy Monnett

Eva Dorothy (Braun) Monnett, age 99, passed away on February 24, 2019, in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born on March 8, 1919, in Oakesdale, Washington to the late Anthony and Elsie Poe Braun, where she spent most of her young life. 

She attended the University of Washington for 4 years while working as head accountant for the Fairmont Dairy in Seattle, Washington. She married 1st Lieutenant Clyde E Monnett in 1942 and together they had three sons and one daughter. During Clyde’s service to the Air Force she lived all over the United States, from South Carolina to Alaska, China and Japan before his last assignment to ENT Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1956. She and her husband owned and managed 2 apartment buildings until 1996. In her spare time, Eva enjoyed being a docent for the Pioneer’s Museum for 40 years, was active member of the PTA for various schools in Colorado Springs, was Vice President of El Paso PTA, a leader for both Girl and Boy Scouts, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 30 years (member of Zebulon Pike and Cheyenne Mountain Chapters), and a member of First Baptist church of Colorado Springs for 63 years.  

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, in April of 1999 and her son, Thomas (Terri) of San Antonio in 2009. 

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Blackwell (Dennis deceased 2011) of Colorado Springs, CO. Martin David (Denise) of Baltimore, Maryland and Lt. Col. Michael (Patty) of Oak Ridge, TN.: eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with the funeral beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday March 4, 2019 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 317 E Kiowa St. A private internment service will be held at a future date. 

To honor her memory, her family asks you; spend a day furthering your knowledge of history, by visiting a local museum or a historical site. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: First Baptist Church, 317 E Kiowa St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; Cheyenne Mountain Chapter NSDAR, c/o Lisa Behan, Treasurer, Program Fund, 955 Big Valley Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919-1008; Colorado State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Adult Advance Education Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Carmichael, State Treasurer, 2045 Bula Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80915-1456; or any other charity promoting historical causes.

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  1. She was a lovely, wonderful woman who was a very busy member of NSDAR member and much admired by all.

  2. To the family of Eva Monnett, I had great respect for your Mother and Grandmother. We had much in common. I joined the Pike Chapter and later Cheyenne Mountain as it began. I also served as National Parliamentarian for NSDAR. It was a pleasure always see her and to know she was a great supporter of all things DAR. She was a strong example for all of us.
    Joan L. Blankenship (Tulsa, OK)

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