Remembering Our Friend
Constance M. Munsey
March 14, 1949 – December 13, 2019
Connie Munsey passed away peacefully on Friday December 13, 2019. She was born in Everett, Washington on March 14, 1949 to Elmer and Geraldine Ahola. She was happy to have celebrated her 70th birthday in Hawaii with life-long friends. Connie attended Crofton House School for Girls in Vancouver, Canada where she was trained as a concert pianist. She also attended the University of Washington where she majored in English.
In testament to her personal strength and intellect, she went on to hold many professional positions in which she was the only, or one of few, women holding the same.
Over the years, Connie has been blessed to have many close friends and valued relationships with people who shared her love of classic wood boats, conservative politics, and living life as a laborer in God’s vineyard. She was a cradle Episcopalian and generously gave of both her treasure and talent as a church musician and member of the Altar Guild.
Along with her husband Malcolm, she worked for the Virginia V Foundation on the restoration of the historic wood steamer. Together, they shared their love of the sea and old wood boats by living aboard and cruising northwest waters on their classic yacht M.V. Lawana.
Connie held several elected offices in the Skagit County Republican Party, the 40th District Republicans, and the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) organizations. She was a tireless volunteer for numerous local and state political campaigns and managed campaigns for several local candidates.
She dearly enjoyed music, performing arts, entertaining friends, and was a devoted fan of the University of Washington Huskies football.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Michael, and her husband Malcolm Munsey CPT US Navy. She is survived by her daughter Allison (Kinnon) McDonell and grandchildren Chloe, Parker and William.
Connie will join Malcolm again when her ashes are entombed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii at Punchbowl. Tuesday – March 10, 2020.
Remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society in Connie’s name