Laretta Suzanne Monge

01/22/1956 - 03/02/2019

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, LaRetta (Mitchell) Monge, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 63.

La was born on January 22, 1956 in Orange County, California to James Arthur Clayton Mitchell “Mitch” and her mother, Sue. She attended Wilson High school in Long Beach, California and after moving she graduated from Westminster High school in 1974.

She dabbled in all sorts of different jobs throughout the years, but the job she really loved was being a mortgage loan officer.

She was married three times and enjoyed joking that she treated each husband the same and gave each one child.

On August 4, 1990, she married Joseph G Monge in their home in Riverside, California. They spent 34 years together. They were truly soulmates.

LaRetta is preceded in death by her father, “Mitch” and brother Kris as well as two ex-husbands.

She is survived by loving family who are grateful that she is free and out of pain; her loving husband Joe, her mother Sue, daughter Katherine “Katie” (Loeffler) Fritzsche, her husband Dave, as well as sons David M Jackson, his wife Jennifer, and Joseph C “Joey” Monge, his wife Alyssa. 12 Grandchildren ranging in ages from 3-27; Ashley, Jessica, Katlyn, Victoria, Bradley, Alexis, Guy, Brianna, Anighus, Regina (Mouse), Andrew and Acton. Five Great-grandchildren; Brooklynn, Alice, Finnley, Eleanor and Dustin.

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  • Oh LaRetta, it has been many years ago when I met you. I was introduced to you by your husband Joe who was my husbands best friend Doug at that time. We called your husband moped Joe back than 🤭. I could sure see how much you guys were in love, never would have imagined life would go by so fast and he would loose you in such a horrible way. RIP LaRetta and may God be with your family 🙏🏻 🌹

  • La-la,
    You always had the best laugh! Thank you for my nickname it’s been fitting in so many ways. May you Rest In Peace. Forever in my heart & mind……
    Always

  • Norma Peralta

    My sincere condolences for your great loss. It is never easy when we lose someone we love but it is especially painful when we lose our mother. Mother’s are so special in so many ways. May your treasured memories bring your family joy and comfort in the months and years to come. And may our Creator’s promise as found at Revelation 21:3,4 bring your family hope.

    Sincerely,
    Norma Peralta

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