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Monica Kukes

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Monica Kukes was born in San Jose, CA. At age 5, she and her family moved to Chico. She attended high school at Pleasant Valley High and graduated in 1995, where she was a star field hockey player, and soccer player. She went to college at Chico State and Butte College. She was married to Charles Kukes on May 4, 2002. Monica was an expert horse rider whose hobbies included horse and dog training, poetry, art, and ballet. She was also a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Monica also sang with the church choir at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church and volunteered as a teacher aide for Parkview Elementary School as well as the local animal shelter.

Monica is survived by her husband, Charles Kukes of Chico; mother, Louann (Gary) Wright of Leander, TX; and two brothers, Joshua Wright of Leander, TX and Martin Hansen of Santa Cruz, CA.

Memorial contributions can be made to SPCA. Services will be held in private, c/o Brusie Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 27, 2008
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