Louvanna Monders

Nov. 2, 1924-Feb. 11, 2008

Louvanna Monders, 83, died on Feb. 11, 2008 at Regency Albany after a long illness.

She was the youngest child of Frank and Mattie Lou Kinslow Haigwood. She was born in Oklahoma on Nov. 2, 1924.

She was married to William Reed in Oklahoma and had three sons. They later divorced.

She married Dr. Jack Hartman of Sweet Home in 1956. Following his death, she moved to Lebanon and married Ernest Monders in 1963.

She shared her voice singing with many organizations. She was a member of the Unit 51 Santiam Songsters and was in a national winning quartet competition. She was a favorite performer at the Chips ‘n’ Splinters, held during Sportsman’s Holiday.

She was a member of Sweet Home Church of Christ, and she taught Sunday School. She was an active member of the PTA in Sweet Home and served as Linn County PTA president and served on the state board.

She was a long-term member of the Rebeka Lodge in Sweet Home and Lebanon and was an active member of the Democratic Party, serving as an alternate delegate to the national convention in 1963.

She had a special interest in the American Legion Auxiliary, with a life membership of 48 years. She was a member of American Legion Timber City 133, serving as vice president, two terms as president of the unit, District III president, vice president and president and vice president for Oregon in 1982, national executive chairwoman for Oregon and Western Div. Americanism chairwoman. She served on the Oregon Girls State committee for severl years and was a member of the 8 and 40 Salon 337 for more than 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Jack Hartman in 1962 and Ernest Monders in 1989, and sons, Conrad Reed in 1997 and Robert Reed in 2000.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Reed and his wife, Annie, of Bakersfield, Calif.; daughter, Ila Pitts of Shedd; brothers, Robert Haigwood and Arthur Haigwood; sisters, Polly Skinner and her husband, Clarence, and Orina Wright and her husband, R.D.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

At her request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Timber City 133 in care of Jan Hufford-Wilson, 4106 Hwy. 20, Sweet Home, OR 97386.