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.