Harriet Ruth Monde

Funeral services for Harriet Ruth Monde, 81, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. David Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.Monde died Saturday, Jan. 12, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.She was born Dec. 5, 1931 in Burwell, NE. She married Major Bennet B. Monde on Aug. 7, 1955, in McAllen, Texas. She lived in Sweetwater since 1966. She taught school for over 25 years at Sweetwater ISD. Harriet was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the retired Officer Wives Club. She loved gardening, mysteries, reading mysteries and Friday nights with Bev Brown. "Those of you who know Harriet Monde will understand the following announcement: "She said, 'Give it a few days for things to settle down, then Ben and I would love to have you come by for a visit.'"Survivors include her son, Robert Monde and wife Phyllis of Leander, Texas and their children Kyle and Tara; four daughters, Lise Guelker and husband Welton of Sweetwater and their children Erik, Lenah, Billy and Kristie, Linda Thompson and husband Carter of Coleman, Inga Farquhar and husband James of Colorado City and their children Kristopher and Brittney, Laura Briley of Fisco, Texas, and her children Callie, Justin, Aaron, Andrew, and AJ; brother, Robert Young and wife Arlene of Concord, CA; 15 great-grandchildren; and Air Force service wife and life long, personal friend Bev Brown.Pallbearers will be Erik Clayton, Kyle Monde, Kristopher Farquhar, Billy Guelker, Justin Thornton and Aaron Vernon.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WASP Museum, P.O. Box 456, Sweetwater, TX 79556.