Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Elf Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web

SIGRID AND LEE! AMAZING ONA CREW!

ONA F/A Sigrid Monkemeyer Waters married to USAF pilot Lee Waters



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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 
Frankfurt).  

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
in Vietnam as told by ONA crew

ONA VIETNAM COLLECTION

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
AND GRANDCHILD


Anna Babykiss Cutebutton
007 Monkemeyer Waters!



Adorable grandchild Anna,
8 months February 2007!



Sunset at
Longboat Key
Florida






DC-8 N852F Flagship Contender


LEE WATERS
It Was a Bad Day to Fly! by Daedalian Member Lee Waters

Read about Lee´s
fantastic aviation career!


LEE WATERS


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


Hurricane shutters!
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 
Wilma.

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!


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IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US