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Obituary: Montell Burr Bullock

Montell (Monte) Burr Bullock died March 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car accident, near Battle Mountain, NV.

Monte was born June 9, 1927, in Orem, Utah to Virgil William and Nellie Burr Bullock, the fourth of six children. His early childhood and educational years were spent in Provo, until his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served in the Pacific Theater Philippine Liberation, returning to the U.S. in 1946. He married Rhea Jean Madsen in Manti, Utah, July 17, 1946, and they had four children. With his education completed in 1949 at BYU in Provo and the Art Center in Los Angeles, he moved to Salt Lake City and began a successful 45 year career in construction contracting and industrial sales. His sales territory covered the entire USA, so he saw all the states numerous times as well as ten foreign countries. He was divorced from Rhea in 1963, and married Phyllis Wilson in 1967, also gaining a step-son, Brian West. They lived in San Bruno, California, and in a house Monte designed and built in Morro Bay, California, where Phyllis died in 1975. Monte did not marry again, but enjoyed the companionship and a longtime friendship with Barbara Landon. He retired in 1992 and moved back to Utah, to be close to his family and enjoy the fruits of his labor and his many hobbies.

He is survived by his son Brent (Mary) Bullock of Sandy, UT; Sherene (Ryan) Laub of Colorado Springs, CO; step-son, Brian West of New York City, NY; daughter-in-law, Nancy Walker of Mesa, AZ; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Gail (Maxine) Bullock of Orem; Grant Bullock of Friant, CA; Richard (Erma) Bullock of Sandy, UT; and a sister Elaine (Keith) Fielding of Orem, who all loved him very much, and will miss him greatly. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rhea, wife Phyllis, sister Renee Gappmayer, son Phillip, daughter Kristin and great-granddaughter Hilary.

We love you Grandpa and will miss you!

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 2, 2001, 11 a.m. at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East. Friends may call one hour prior to services.