Michael Val Monson

06/06/1951 ~ 01/01/2022

Michael Val Monson was born on June 6, 1951 to Elwood and Elsie Monson in American Fork, Utah. He grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. He trained as a Program Lead and worked at the Utah State Developmental Center for 24 years before taking a medical retirement due to Parkinson’s Disease.
Mike loved all things outdoors and was highly skilled in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing and was even invited to be part of the first group of Utah hikers to ascend Mt. Everest. He loved taking his kids, Matt and Robyn, with him from an early age.
Mike had a keen and unique wit that could make you laugh at a whole new level. His good humor and quick quips will be greatly missed.
On January 1, 1997 he married his partner in crime and fellow outdoor enthusiast, Willie Jarvis Monson. They were sealed for time and all eternity on February 1, 2014 in the Manti, Utah Temple. Together they hunted for rocks, birdwatched, camped, hiked and took many nature-centered road trips. They also enjoyed doting on their grandchildren together and often included them in their outdoor adventures.
Mike is survived by his wife, Willie, his children, Matt and Robyn, his step children, grandchildren and step grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brother and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Elsie Monson and sister-in-law Gloria Monson.
Services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary ( 96 N 100 W, Mt. Pleasant, UT). Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

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4 Responses to “Michael Val Monson”

  1. Judy Holindrake Allred says:

    Michael was a huge part of mu growing up years. Aunt Elsie and my mom are sisters and we got together often. Muriel was the beautiful older cousin I looked up to. Mickey and Metta are twins the age of my brother. I tagged along with Ross and we had a fun time. Mostly digging up our grandfathers prized Iris garden. Cousins are blessings and some of my happiest memories. I am sure Aunt Elsie is rejoicing in her reunion with her precious son. He is getting to know his oldest brother Norman who died before any of his siblings were born. Rest In Peace and Joy Mickey families are forever.

  2. Robyn Monson says:

    For my brother and I, loosing our father has been heartbreaking. We have some comfortable that he is no longer suffering and that he is able to climb Mount Everest now. He was the greatest father that anyone could ever have. He took us climbing, backpacking, hiking, birdwatching, rock hounding and taught us to love the outdoors. He taught us what good music was and took us to concerts on a regular basis. He was the most fun person to play with as well. During our childhood, all the neighborhood kids were at our house. It was the place everyone wanted to be.
    My dad taught us so much about how to be a good parent by being our role model. He showed us how to push ourselves and how to not give up. How to share what you love in life, with the ones you love. He will be missed so much.

    • Celia Elliott says:

      Sorry I can’t be at the funeral- I’ll be watching online.
      Your childhood memories are very precious, and I know Glen had similar experiences with Mike, who was like a big brother to him.
      Because of the lessons he taught you, which will remain with you throughout your life, he will never be truly gone from you.
      Love and hugs to you and Matt.

  3. Laura Brown-Carlisle says:

    Sorry I can’t make it to the funeral but I have other very important things to deal with, with my family. I am going to be getting custody and adopting 3 of Kim’s kids that she has lost permanent rights of.
    Hope that you guys will love each other and be there for each other. Mike was such a GREAT MAN! I loved him dearly. He always made me feel better. He will be missed. Know that.