Miriam Prudence Monette (1941 - 2011)

8 entries | 1 photo
  • "My heart and prayers go out the entire Monette family. I..."
    - Elias Duran
  • "Pete my heart is with you and your family. I was so sad to..."
    - Lesli Bartlett
  • "May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with..."
    - American Heart Association
  • "I was sorry to hear of the passing of Miriam. I worked..."
  • "I was sorry to hear of the passing of Miriam. I worked..."
The Guest Book is expired.

Miriam passed away on July 7, 2011, in Puyallup, WA. She was born June 17, 1941, in Puyallup to Chester Elroy Miller and Crystal Carolina Miller. Miriam was raised in Puyallup, but moved to Juneau, AK in 1970, with the love of her life and husband, Harold "Pete" Monette. In Juneau, they raised their three children, Carrie, Scott and Aaron. Miriam began working for the Juneau Police Department as a police officer in 1971, and a year later began working as a dispatcher and occasional crime scene photographer. She eventually was promoted to Chief Dispatcher, which is the position she held when she retired after 25 years of service.
After a brief retirement, she began home healthcare and then worked at R.E.A.C.H. as a caregiver, where she formed many close bonds with her clients and co-workers.
Miriam loved Juneau and always considered herself a true Alaskan. She loved to fish and other outdoor activities, cook, gamble, and entertain. She enjoyed being a charter member of Moose Lodge #700 and the Eagles AERIE #4200 in Juneau. She loved to go on roadtrips throughout the lower 48 and Alaska with her husband and often had stories of her travels through Alaska and the Yukon. Miriam was extremely generous of her time and always willing to help others, and there wasn't a non-profit organization she wasn't willing to support.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, and son, Eric "Scott" Monette.
She is survived by her husband Pete, children, Carrie Brawley (Jeff) and Aaron Monette, sister Carolyn Carnes (Butch), brother Sonny Miller (Ruth), eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, many close family members, and many close friends.
Donations in her memory may be made to the .
Published in The Juneau Empire from July 24 to July 31, 2011
bullet Police Officers
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.