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Colonel William H. Monay died in his home in Bountiful on April 28, 1992.

He was born March 31, 1906 in Pittsburg, Kansas, son of William Monay and Anna Ruchaber Monay and stepson of Laura Smith Monay. Married Norma N. Edwards December 16, 1966.He is survived by his wife; stepdaughter, Linda Elliot and daughter-in-law, Brenda Edwards, both of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Lucile Monay and Hazel Craigen, Spokane, Wash.; and five grandchildren; also two daughters from a previous marriage, Laura Mae and Michelle. His stepson, Richard Edwards, preceded him in death.

He attended East High School in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah. After he graduated in 1931, he started his own successful neon sign business. In 1941, he had to leave his business to begin active duty in the United States Army during World War II. One of his responsibilities was the successful evacuation of General MacArthur from the Philippines in 1941, for which he received the Legion of Merit, with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and his Unit the Presidential Citations from both the United States and the Philippine Governments.

After the war he remained in the military and served a full military career in the United States Air Force. He had been stationed from Alaska to Oklahoma. After he retired as full colonel, he returned to Utah and established his home in Bountiful.

He became Chief of Administration for the Utah Highway Department. He was also a member of the Bountiful City Planning Commission for 15 years, five of which he served as chairman.

In his private life he enjoyed an array of outdoor activities. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he enjoyed their summer home in Logan Canyon.

He will be remembered with love by his family and friends.

Services will be held Friday, May 1, 1992,

12 noon, at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main. Friends may call Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday from 10:45-11:45 a.m., prior to services. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors.

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