Gillies Funeral Chapel


Richard "Dick" Earl Monson

June 6, 1939 ~ June 17, 2017

Richard Earl Monson passed away on the afternoon of June 17, 2017 surrounded by beloved family. He was born on June 6, 1939 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, to Carl and Matilda Monson. He has three sisters, Beverly, Venus, and Mary Lou, and two brothers, Calvin and Floyd. He married Carla Elzinga. They later divorced. On May, 27, 1978 he married JoAnn Pritchard. Richard worked for the IRS as a computer programmer for 36 years. Richard greatly enjoyed all outdoor activities. During the summer he loved to camp, fish, boat, water ski, ride his motorcycle, and work in the garden. During the winter he loved to snowmobile. Richard also enjoyed cars. He loved to tinker in the garage and frequently visit classic car shows. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of 39 years; five children: Jerrie (Kelly), Steven (DeAnne), Bruce (Kris), Curtis (Violet), Eric, and Alan (Lindsey); 32 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Floyd Lamoine Monson; one sister, Beverly Anona Monson. The family would like to thank Encompass Hospice for their loving care of Dick during this time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Richard's name. Interment - Preston Cemetery, Preston, ID.

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Sorry for your loss. Many happy childhood memories of riding in the camper, tubing and boating because of this man sharing his time and love of the outdoors with our family. It was a wonderful time for us children.

Wendy Ridenhour


Jerrie, prayers for you and your family during this time.

Phyllis Johnson


So sorry Jerrie. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Winter Noyes


Prayers and thoughts for the family. Godspeed, Dick. I enjoyed working with you. You were always a kind and helpful man.

Patricia Haynes


Joanna Our deepest sympathy for the passing of Dick. You were a fun couple whom became a part of the Crazy Simonich family. I realize Dick struggled with his health but now he is free from the pain. Hold the good memories close to your heart. All our love

Al and Donna Chambers


I am saddened to hear that my Friend, Mentor , Co worker passed away. He was one of the BEST RPA's ( Resident Program Analyst ) the Ogden Service Center ever had. I learned a lot from Dick and enjoyed our travels through out the United States to various Service Centers and District Offices along with Unisys Conferences. My Condolences go out to his Family especially JoAnn and thankful that he is not suffering anymore . He will truly be missed by his Family, Friends, Co-Workers, and all the people he met along his journey through life on Earth.

Bruce Budrow


JoAnn we were so sorry to read about Dick. He was a great guy and we will miss him. Keep in touch.

Joe & Sharon Gould



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