Jesse Horace Monson

Jesse Horace Monson

Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 4 Oct 2003 (aged 88)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot d-05-163-05
Memorial ID 54275808 · View Source
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1915 ~ 2003
Jesse Horace Monson, 88, Pleasant Grove, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2003.

He was born Aug 28, 1915 in Pleasant Grove, UT to Horace E. and Mary Bernice Smith Monson. Jess grew up in Pleasant Grove and attended school there, graduating from Pleasant Grove High School in 1933. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in mathematics and chemistry in 1937.

Jess served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss/Austria Mission during which he was the mission secretary for 18 months. He was one of the last five missionaries to leave Europe at the beginning of World War II.

He married June Cranney, a sister of his favorite missionary companion (Dr. W. Doyle Cranney), in the Salt Lake Temple on Sept 18, 1940. They were married for 63 years.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a meteorologist and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant before his discharge. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many different capacities throughout the years.

He founded the Monson Insurance Agency in 1946, and was active in that business until he was 84 years of age. In addition to his professional life, he was dedicated to community service and was active in the Pleasant Grove Lions Club for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife, June, Pleasant Grove; children, Thomas J. (Mary) Monson, Martha (Robert) Craghead, Rebecca Palmer, Jolene (Howard) Bezzant, all of Pleasant Grove, Mary (Dean) Evans, Smithfield, UT, Judy (Ed) Turpin, Oregon City, OR; 33 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; brother, David E. (Lynda) Monson; and sisters, Winona Kirk Jacob, both of Pleasant Grove, Bernice (Phil) Hoggard, Renton, WA. He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Michael Palmer; granddaughter, Elena Palmer; brother, Bardell Monson; and sisters, Ramona Jacob, LaVieve Crane.

Services will be Wed. Oct 8, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Timpanogos Sixth Ward Chapel, 500 N. 400 E, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E, Pleasant Grove, and at the church on Wed. one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by District IV of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
(Obituary printed in the Deseret News October 6, 2003.)

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