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Donald Paul Monniere

Born: 3/9/1926, Sterling, Colorado
Death: 1/23/2020, Grand Junction, Colorado
Service: 01/29/2020, 1:00 pm, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Interment: 01/29/2020, 2:00 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Donald Paul Monniere, 93, passed away Thursday January 23, 2020 at St Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Don was born in Sterling, Colorado March 9, 1926 to Joseph and Addie Mae Monniere. Don was the youngest, he had 2 brothers George, and Norman, and 3 sisters Madeline, Helen, and Doris.

Don served in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He later met and married Florence E. Wells on November 8, 1946 in Camden, New Jersey., they were married 73 years. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Worland, Wyoming and started their family. They later moved to Moab, Utah in 1967 where he worked at the Unocal gas plant in Lisbon Valley until he retired.

Don loved to hunt and fish but mostly fish. He was very active in local churches and became an ordained Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Paul Monniere and grandson Brandon Andrew Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years Florence of Moab; son Michael (Debra) of Idaho; twin daughters Linda Monniere and Lana (Kirt) Trathan of Grand Junction, Colorado; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary. Burial with military rites will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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   Because one loved is gone.

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   More than a thought apart;

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