Mona Elien

Elien, Mona
born June 13, 1932, also known as "Mona from Arizona", Berry, Wright and Kobus. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Louis Tour, M.D. Survivors include former husband Joe Kobus; cousins Donna and Ray Gentry, brother Bill Wright of Yuma. Listed in the 1993-1994 Who's Who in the World. Mona lived in Prescott, Roll, Wellton, Tucson, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. She was active all her life with civic organizations, and won numerous awards and honors. She worked for APS and retired from City of Phoenix Aviation Department.. Her loves were Bach, poetry, the Grand Canyon and the arts. She also adored hiking and mountaineering; she was a lifetime member of the Southern Arizona Hiking Club. Mona graduated from Swiss Mountain Climbing Institute in Rosenlaui, Switzerland, her trainer was the famous Arnold Glatthard. She climbed the three highest mountains and crossed the Grand Canyon in one day at age 57. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:30p.m. RSVP to Memorial donations can be made in Mona's honor to the University of Arizona Foundation/Arizona Cancer Center. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.

Funeral Home

Messinger Mortuaries
7601 E. Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 23, 2014