Carol Deller Monahan
Nov. 24, 1938-Jan. 30, 2023
Submitted by Lisa Monahan Aust
On January 30, 2023, Carol Deller Monahan, age 84, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, a long-time member of the Pleasanton, California community, died peacefully in the loving presence of family in Valencia, Ca.
Carol, a woman of generous spirit, warmth, and admirable tenacity, was born and educated in Pittsburgh, PA. Throughout her life, she traveled the world and held a special fondness for her years spent as a young bride in Munich, Germany. She and her cherished husband, A. Joseph Monahan (1938-2007) raised their young children in Murrysville, PA, then moved the family to Pleasanton, Ca. in 1980. She tirelessly supported her children with their many sports and activities, joining PTAs, and volunteering to lead and organize any number of youth organizations. She was a dedicated member of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Soroptimists International. With an artful and keen eye, she ran her "Soft Petal" flower shop and helped families find their perfect homes as a real estate agent. In her retirement and facing the loss of her dearest husband, Joe, Carol moved to southern California to be near family. As a founding member of “The Frivolous Floosies” Red Hat Chapter in Valencia, Ca, she cultivated a new and lively chapter in her golden years, enjoying golf, swimming, organizing events, and calling the many community bingo games. Her grandchildren were mentored by a very admired and engaging Nana, who had a fantastic sense of humor. She passed content and at peace with her life, eager to reunite with departed loved ones and, as ever, curious to continue her travels into the Great Unknown.
Carol Deller Monahan, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Neuhardt) Deller, of Pittsburgh, Pa, is survived by sons Michael Monahan and Joseph Monahan, daughter Lisa Aust and Son-in-Law Jacob Aust. Four grandchildren also survive her: Molly and Lily Monahan and Zane and Olivia Aust.
Carol Deller Monahan will be committed to rest alongside her beloved husband, A. Joseph Monahan at the Saint Augustine Cemetery in Pleasanton, Ca. on March 31, 2023. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or donations, please support your local florist by treating yourself or a special loved one to a fresh bouquet in honor of Carol’s passion for sharing the beauty of flowers.