MonaLee Averett

June 15, 1935 – Oct. 29, 2023

MonaLee Averett, 88, of Lovell passed away at home Oct. 29, 2023. 

MonaLee was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 15, 1935, to Herald Neilsen Bassett and Lorrene Whetstone. She spent most of her childhood in California, then finished her education at Lovell High School, graduating in 1953.

MonaLee married Thomas Z. Averett, and together they had six children, Mark (Julie), Randal (Vicki), Michelle (Richard), Wade (Terri), Kent and Justin (Colleen). She worked as a telephone operator, a part-time mail delivery driver and a full-time mom. Mona Lee was a dedicated wife, mother and daughter, who cared for her parents as they aged and was the primary caregiver for her husband and his parents for many years. 

She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in various callings. She enjoyed singing, reading, indexing and all things chocolate.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and her beloved parents. 

MonaLee is survived by her siblings, Lawrence, Earl, Mary Kay, Cabot and Brent, children, 22 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lovell in the East Chapel. A viewing will be held from 8:30-9:45 a.m. preceding the services in the West Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Lovell Cemetery.