Jonell Monschke to be remembered by friends and family

A celebration of the life of Jonell Friedkin Monschke will take place at the Mateel Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The celebration will begin with a meditation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. led by Jonell and Jack’s meditation teacher and friend, Anam Thubten. There will also be a meditation at the Dharma Center in Garberville from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. All are welcome for all or part of this open sitting.

A showing of Jonell’s art will be on display throughout the celebration. Those of you who have pieces of her art are encouraged to contact Jill Girard at 223-1636.

At 4 p.m. the greater celebration will begin. It will include a potluck of elegant appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring something to share. At 5:30 p.m. there will be several tributes to Jonell including a performance by the Feet First Dancers, a slideshow of photographs, DVDs and songs.

After the tributes there will be a champagne toast to kick off an evening of dancing to honor Jonell’s love of dance. Champagne, wine, and beer will be served. Come celebrate Jonell’s remarkable and memorable life. Jonell touched many people and is dancing in our hearts forever.

Donations in Jonell’s memory may be sent to Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice at 467 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542.

For further information, please contact Molly Hickey-Sinoway at 943-3652 or 496-5572.