Verna Francis Munn

August 18, 1929 - May 22, 2023


In loving memory Verna Francis Munn, 93, who passed away May 22.

Verna was born to Clarence Verne Rice and Velma Lavina Rice in Whittier, Calif., where she grew up with her brother Roland and sister Elsie.

She was a graduate of SPU and UW Nursing School specializing in OB-GYN. During these years she met Hector John Munn Jr. They married on June 12, 1953.

She spent most of her life in Newberg, Ore. with her husband, Hector, where they raised two boys, Jim and Bruce.

Verna loved her work as an OB-GYN Nurse at Newberg Community Hospital, Verna not only helped deliver most of the babies in Newberg, but also their baby’s babies for over 20 years! Her hobby was making beautiful wedding cakes for family and friends.

After retirement, Verna and Hector studied the French language in Belgium and then travelled to Kigali Rwanda Africa as missionaries several times to help build schools. After Africa, they moved to Port Townsend.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband Hector John Munn Jr., her sister Elsie Seese and daughter in-law Sandra Lynn Munn. She is survived by sons James Hector Munn (Sheryl) and Bruce Stewart Munn (Susan), brother Roland Rice of Santa Ana, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Verna asked that her ashes be placed next to her husband Hector in the Quilcene Cemetery. A private service for the family will be held in Quilcene on August 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. reception to follow.

The family would like to thank the staff at Friendsview Manor for Mom’s incredible care in her later years.