Sigrid in ONA uniform
Sigrid was born in the city of Osterwieck
in the Harz mountains on the DDR side of
the "wall". At age 11 her family escaped
to the west through Berlin subway and then
spent a time in refugee camps until they
finally ended up in Betzdorf/Sieg which is
in the Westerwald region of Germany
(east of Cologne and northwest of
Sigrid did some Aupair work in Switzerland
and England, was a travel agent in Frankfurt
and later worked as a ticket agent at
Frankfurt International Airport.
Following that she lived in Reykjavik,
Iceland for two years flying for Icelandic
Airlines and then flew a year for Suedflug
(a German charter company). Finally, she
went to ONA school and became a flight
attendant there from 1967 to 1969 when she
married an USAF C-141 pilot named Lee Waters.
They have two daughters who are married and
on their own.
Sigrid on layover with ONA in Hawaii 1976
Living a good life in the sunshine state!
True stories and experiences
ONA VIETNAM COLLECTION
in Vietnam as told by ONA crew
Wake Island runway - Camh Ranh Bay, Vietnam
Sigrid posing for her Icelandic
Airlines official photo (mid-1960s).
Sigrid´s class at flight attendant
graduation 1967 at ONA, Jamaica, New York
On photo left to right:
No 1 - Sherry Shurman
No 2 no id
No 3 - Ellen Stritt -Snow
No 4 no id
No 5 no id
No 6 no id
No 7 - Margie O´Grady
No 8 - Cici Olsen
No 9 - Sigrid Monkeymeyer-Waters
No 10 - Jacquie Cuvier
SIGRID WITH DAUGHTER
Anna Babykiss Cutebutton
007 Monkemeyer Waters!
Adorable grandchild Anna,
8 months February 2007!
DC-8 N852F Flagship Contender
Read about Lee´s
fantastic aviation career!
Lee Waters is a significant editor at
ONA´s Vietnam Collection. Have you
submitted your memories of the flights
to Vietnam for your colleagues to read?
Making Dreams Come True
A Rotary Project for Lee Waters
I joined our Sarasota Keys Rotary
Club earlier this year and they
asked me if I'd like to volunteer to
be the chairman of our next year's
fundraiser project. "Sure, why not?"
So, I decided I would plan to do our
first ever food festival complete with
bag pipers opening the event, a
waiters'/waitresses' race and plenty of
great food, wine, beer and other
beverages. The mayor of Sarasota is a
member of our club.
We are planning for 30 upscale local area
restaurants serving samples of their
signature dishes, putting on a cooking
demonstration with three of our local top
chefs and 2000+ people attending.
Should be fun. Are you living in the area?
Welcome to join in!
Greetings from Sigrid and Lee!
Sigrid and Lee (Monkemeyer) Waters live
near the Gulf coast of Florida about
mid-way down the Florida peninsula
just south of Tampa Bay.
Always friendly Sigrid and Lee!
NOVEMBER 2005 Hurricane
We had a few worries about the
hurricanes that came near our
part of Florida, but I had made
some hurricane shutters a couple
years ago and painted them up to
match our house colors and they
were installed August for Hurricane
That one didn't hit too near us,
but we did get some high winds and
it blew over a small tree in our
front yard, but no other damage.
We invited an older couple to stay
overnight with us for the hurricane.
They live in a condo right on the Gulf
coast on Longboat Key and were worried
that the hurricane might just get too
close to them there, so called to see
what our plans were. Since we have a
whole house electrical generator and
other protective features, we usually
weather the storms out here.
So we invited them.
Glad to know all went well,
Sigrid and Lee!