Obituaries

Jackie Burten Montella May 2, 1947 ~ August 26, 2023
Jackie Burten Montella passed away at his home on Saturday morning, August 26th, of an apparent heart attack. He was 76 years old. He was born May 2, 1947, to Frank Anthony and Afton Burtenshaw Montella in Blanding. He was the third of six children: Frank, Connie, Jack, Teresa, Clara and Millie....
Michael Norman Ryan May 29, 1965 ~ August 15, 2023
Michael Norman Ryan, known affectionately to his friends and family as Mike, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2023, at his home, after a brave battle with brain cancer. Born on May 29, 1965, to Nicholas F. Ryan and Mary Louise Rasmussen in Libertyville, IL, he was 58 years old at the time of...
Christian Alexzander Sherrow August 10, 1995 ~ August 10, 2023
Christian Alexzander Sherrow of Worcester, Massachusetts, tragically passed away in a car accident on August 10, 2023. He was born 28 years earlier on August 10 1995 in Ogden, UT, but spent his formative years in Blanding. He was the seventh of thirteen children loved and raised by Jay Eldon and...
Jay Armond Eberling December 12, 1978 ~ August 8, 2023
Jay Armond Eberling was born on December 12, 1978, in Murray, UT to Jim A. and Gloria Annette (Smith) Eberling. Jay passed away on August 8 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 44. Surviving Jay are his wife Misty Ward, children Keyan Reeves, Zachary, and Noah Ward, parents Jim...
Yvonna Pearl Hoggard June 8, 1935 ~ July 23, 2023
Yvonna Pearl Hoggard was born on June 8, 1935, her dad’s 25th birthday. She was born to Tulley and Laveda Rhodes Harvey.   She is preceeded in death by her parents, sister Nada and son Karl Rex.   She is survived by her siblings LaRae Black, Ronald Harvey, Margarette Argyle and Dorothy Burns, her...
David Christensen January 11, 1928 ~ July 19, 2023
Former Monticello resident David Christensen passed away peacefully at the age of 95, on July 19, 2023 at his home in St. George, UT. Dave was born January 11, 1928 in Providence, UT, the third child in a family of nine children. He spent his childhood roaming the hills of Providence and getting...
Brandy Renee Riffey March 31, 1983 ~ July 15, 2023
Brandy Renee Riffey, a loving and kind soul known for her adventurous spirit, was born in Marian, VA on March 31, 1983 and tragically left us on July 15, 2023, on the Dolores Bridge due to a motorcycle accident. Brandy was cherished by many. Her loving spirit left a significant impact on everyone...
Ronald Melvin Trent September 22, 1936 ~ July 14, 2023
Ronald Melvin Trent, born on September 22, 1936, in South Gate, CA, was called to his eternal resting place on July 14, 2023, in Blanding, UT. A man of strength and character, Ronald was a beacon of light and wisdom for all who knew him. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, a proud...
Barbara Montella October 20, 1945 ~ July 8, 2023
Barbara was born to Eugene and Arva Brewster on October 20, 1945 in Orange, TX. She had one brother, Bob Brewster. The daughter of a uranium driller, Barbara spent her childhood moving around the Southwest United States. When she was in the seventh grade, Barbara’s family settled down in Blanding....
Richard Max Bailey March 9, 1957 ~ July 13, 2023
On July 13, 2023 we said goodbye to a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend with the sudden passing of Richard (Rick) Max Bailey. Rick spent his last days with his favorite people, his family, at his favorite place, his home and ranch in Monticello. Rick was born on March 9, 1957...

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