FERRON - Monte Gee, age 56, passed away Feb. 9, 2011. Monte was born Oct. 26, 1954, to Lester and Winnifred Burston Gee in Payson. He grew up in Santaquin graduating from Payson High in 1973 where he excelled as a baseball player. Monte married Sandra Stewart on May 22, 1975, in Spanish Fork. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on Feb. 6, 1998.
Monte attended Trade Tech in Orem where he learned the trade of an electrician. He worked at the Hunter Power Plant for 28 years. He was an active member of the LDS church, and was a member of the SFW for many years. Monte was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed coaching baseball. However, his greatest love was his family. He especially loved his grandchildren. Monte will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He always cared for others and would do anything for anyone.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; four children: Amie (Ryan) Leonhardt, Providence; Justin (Bethany) Gee, St. George; Jeremy (Michelle) Gee, Perry; and Elder Jordan Gee who is currently serving an LDS mission in Orlando, Fla; three brothers, Ted, Ron, and Lynn Gee; one sister, Carol Coombs; and nine grandchildren. His was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Boyd and Merril.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Ferron LDS Stake Center (555 S. 400 W.). There will be a viewing Sunday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the church and on Monday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. prior to the services also at the church. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery (130 E. 965 S.). Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Monte at www.fausettmortuary.com.