On October 4, 2020, our family lost a very special wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend in Lily Ebia-Mone. As a young woman, Lily enjoyed running cross country. She loved her siblings (Walter, Nancy, and Gus), Walt’s fast cars, and the New Mexican landscape. Early in life, she moved to California where she married Danny Mone. Together they had their beautiful baby girl, Sara. For most of her adulthood, Lily was a USPS letter carrier in Redondo Beach, California. Aside from walking the mail routes every day, the highlights of her early life included playing beach volleyball, spending time at the oceanside, camping in Yosemite, and raising Sara. After retiring from a successful career with the USPS, Lily spent more and more time on the family ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming. Time spent at the ranch brought joy and relaxation to Lily. Days in Wyoming were spent caring for her property, fishing, completing intricate puzzles, reading books in her hammock, watching the wildlife, reminiscing with her friends and family, and caring for her dog, Gus. Her most favorite part of the last decade, however, was getting to spend time with her only grandchild, Layla. Lily adored Layla and she cherished their time together and the time spent with “Layla and the cousins” (her great-nephews, Jamie, Javi and Gus, and her great-niece, Naya) at the ranch in the summertime. Lily knew how to appreciate each beautiful day and the small blessings within; she rarely passed up an opportunity to enjoy the company of her family. One of her last adventures on this earth included a road trip with her older brother, Walt, his wife (Debbie), and Debbie’s sister (DuAnne) to Albuquerque. That epic excursion is remembered as one of the best by those in attendance. A zest for life, adventure, truth, good food, and good wine kept Lily young at heart. Her nieces, nephews, and daughter will always admire Lily’s strength, independent thinking, resilience, sense of humor, and tenderness. She will forever be a beacon of light for them. The ache in her family’s heart is evidence of the big, big love she gave and something for which her family is truly grateful. Lily (Lil, Mom, Gram Gram, Sis, Auntie) will never be forgotten. Lily was preceded in death by her mother, Catalina; sister, Nancy (Jim) Sokolik; and brother, Gustavo Ebia. She is survived by her husband, Danny Mone; daughter, Sara (Jim Eastman) Mone; granddaughter, Layla Huizingh; brother, Walter (Debbie) Ebia; nieces, Erika and Dorene Sokolik, Elizabeth (JT) Craft; nephews, Paul Sokolik, Eric Ebia and Abram Ebia; great-niece, Naya Nitescu; great-nephews, James, Javier, and Gustavo Craft and many other extended family members and dear friends.
No Services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.