In Memory

Mona Law (Pederson)

Reported by Debbie Snow

Mona died June 17, 2005

Age at Death: 54

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

City: Gaithersburg

State: MD 

Survived By: Husband Poul and daughter Laura

I heard of Mona's death many months after the fact, in a phone conversation from her mother. Mona was a quietly, quirkily intellectual woman, loyal to friends and family. I had not kept in touch well and perhaps others can tell you more of her recent life. I loved Mona as a fine friend and fellow Girl Scout - our most treasured times were out camping in the wilderness and sharing songs around the fire, finding unusual insects or plants, passing science fiction and fantasy books to each other.

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08/19/08 09:29 PM #1    

Kathy Trout (Horvath)

May she rest in peace. I remember Mona from second grade in Burning Tree. She was such a sweet person.


10/03/08 10:14 PM #2    

Gary Cahn

Here's a copy of her obituary from the Post.

Mona Law Pedersen, 53, a research scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, died of congestive heart failure June 17 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She was a Poolesville resident.

She worked first at Microbiological Associates in Bethesda from 1973 to 1980. She then moved to NIMH, where she was working at the time of her death.

Born in Burbank, Calif., she moved to the Washington area as an infant. She graduated from Walt Whitman High School and the College of William and Mary and earned a master's degree in history in 1982 from George Washington University.

She played the piano and sang in her high school, college and church choirs. She entered the Girl Scouts as a Brownie and stayed involved through adulthood, participating in international scouting events at all four Girl Scout world centers.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now the Community of Christ. In college, she was a member of Phi Mu sorority. She also was a member of the Tissue Culture Association and volunteered with her church, Lauren's Ballet Studio and the Danish Club, among others.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Poul Pedersen of Poolesville; a daughter, Lauren Pedersen of Poolesville; her mother, Boo Law of Bethesda; and a sister.

04/30/17 12:33 PM #3    

Geri (Jerry) Rosenberg (Ungurean)

I was shocked and saddened to see that my friend, Mona, had died.  I always remember Mona as extremely bright and a very deep thinker.  It was never dull being in a conversation with her.  Mona, you are missed greatly.  



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