Lasting Memories

Jill Mondry
Sept. 8, 1952-May 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California

Submitted by Stephen Miller

Jill M Mondry, 65, a family law attorney and resident of Menlo Park, transitioned from her body on May 3, 2018, after a long bout with cancer. She was in the company of her long-term partner, Stephen Miller.

Originally from North Dakota, Jill came to California in her twenties and pursued a variety of paths before attending Hastings School of Law, where she obtained her JD in 1991. She established herself in private practice early on in her legal career and was highly respected by her peers, evidenced by her repeated selection as one of the top 50 female attorneys in Northern California. She was a mediator of consummate skill, and well understood the long-term advantages to all concerned of settling family law issues amicably. She also served as a Judge Pro-Tem in San Mateo County.

Jill found great pleasure in creative pursuits, whether it was planting her garden, writing or making art pieces. She derived joy from lighting up the lives of others, which she did in countless ways, helping wherever she saw a need. Her kind, thoughtful and considered words provided guidance and comfort to many. In addition to her partner Stephen, she is survived by her beloved extended family. There are no funeral services planned.

From Margo McAulife
May 22, 2018

Jill was my neighbor whom I enjoyed so much for her energy, her positive approach to life, her concern for others and her love of her dog! On occasion I'd see her walking her dog and go out to join her, just to spend some time with her. After she and Stephen moved, I missed her so much. I am so saddened to know she has passed away. It's a loss of one of the world's good souls, Rest in peace, Jill. You are missed.