MOMO (MARTHA) WYSARD MONAHAN
MOMO (MARTHA) WYSARD MONAHAN August 10, 1932 - February 09, 2016 Momo was born in Honolulu and raised in Manoa Valley, a descendant of the missionary families of G.P Judd and J.W. Smith. Momo loved the beach and water, at Waikiki in her youth, and later at Wailea, Maui. She competed for Punahou as a swimmer, and was nationally recognized in the former "Conventional" breaststroke in the late 1940"s. After a year at Marjorie Webster College in Washington D.C., she returned to Honolulu and worked at Barpa, a specialty shop in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In 1953, she married Bill Monahan and they lived on the Punahou campus, where he was the Head Football Coach. They had two children, Daniel, now a vascular physician in northern California with wife Lyn, and Margaret (Peggy) Pezzuto, who owns a catering business with husband Tom in the Bay Area. After 15 years on the mainland, where Bill served as superintendent of several public school districts, the couple moved to Wailea, Maui. They divorced a few years later. Momo began work as a clerk in Wailea Realty, but soon moved into sales, in which she was highly successful. In the 1980s and 1990s, Momo was a familiar figure on the tennis courts and golf courses of Wailea. She was also very devoted to dogs. She raised and showed Dalmatians on the mainland. She later became a co-founder of Canines of Independence on Maui, which raises and trains service animals. Momo is survived, and deeply missed by Dan and Peggy, four grandchildren, all in California, sister Cordie Pearce, also of California, and brother Paul Wysard of Honolulu. Remembrance Service, Friday, April 15, 11:00 am at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Canines for Independence,P.O. Box 1803, Makawao HI 96768, or to UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, 4860 Y St., Suite 3900, Sacramento, CA 95817, "Momo Monahan Fund".
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