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Monica Matthews Staley Obituary

Monica Joyce Matthews Staley
Monica Joyce Matthews Staley

July 26, 1925 - January 24, 2015
Born in Alton Barnes, England
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Monica Joyce Matthews Staley of Salinas, California, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015. She was born on July 26, 1925, in Alton Barnes, England.
She met her future husband, Cecil R Staley, during World War II. They were married December 19, 1946, in Swenden, England, and they returned to the United States in 1947, where their first child was born in September. As the wife of a career military serviceman, she was privileged to have traveled throughout the world, living in different countries and several different states. They were blessed to have an additional 7 children while residing in these different places. They moved to the Salinas area to complete his military career and they have enjoyed living here these past 47 years.

Monica loved her family, the Church, work, and travel. When she was younger she enjoyed using her incredible talent as a seamstress to create fashions for herself and her family. In more recent years, one of her favorite joys was feeding and visiting with the missionaries in her home. Her passion for work kept her in the work force to the age of 74. Because of her love for the Hawaiian Islands, Monica and her husband enjoyed annual vacations there for the past 40 years.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil R. Staley, of the family home. Her daughter Angela Piche of Lawton, OK. Daughter Sandra (Mike) Revelle of Corvallis, OR. Daughter Marcia (Greg) Crossgrove of Queen Creek, AZ. Daughter Teresa (Clay) Dalrymple of Gold Beach, OR. Son Bradley (Julia) Staley of Chubbuck, ID. Son Brent Staley of San Jose, CA. Daughter Tonya (Robert) Brown of Oregon House, CA. Son Todd (Ruby) Staley of Prunedale, CA. Also 21 Grand Children, 33 Great Grand Children, and 3 Great Great Grand Children.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 P.M., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 255 Alvin Drive, Salinas, CA.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate to their favorite charity or to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.




Funeral Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salinas
255 E. Alvin Drive
Salinas, CA US 93901
Saturday, January 31, 2015
12:00 PM


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Fund
255 E. Alvin Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
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