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Monroe Wells

July 7, 1963 — October 15, 2022

Monroe (Monty) Allen Wells, 59, after a courageous battle with cancer he passed away on Saturday October 15, 2022, in American Fork, UT surrounded by his family. Monty was born July 7, 1963, in Spokane, Washington to William D. Wells & Nancy L. McKinney.

He spent his younger years in Spokane, Washington with the McKinney family and teen years with the Wells family in Mountain Home, Idaho, with ample love coming from both homes.  He graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1981. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Halifax Nova Scotia Mission. After returning home from his mission, he attended BYU where he fell in love with his best friend Janice Y. Later. On June 18, 1987, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City temple. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many church callings having a deep faith in Jesus Christ, He took great joy in teaching his children gospel principles, Monty's greatest treasures were his children and grandchildren where he loved and sacrificed continually for them.

He was a sports fanatic. He especially enjoyed being involved and watching his sons various sports activities. He enjoyed bantering with the other teams and a little harassment of the referees. He had many favorite teams, but his all-time favorite team was the American Fork Cavemen. He enjoyed card games with the family and was an avid reader and journal keeper. Many people enjoyed his dry wit and sense of humor.

Monty was employed for over 8 years with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an accountant and cherished his association with his team members.

He loved and adored his favorite person in this world, his wife, Janice. They loved raising their family together and have many sweet memories.

Monty was loved by so many and will be missed immensely.

Monty was preceded in death by his father William D. Wells. He is survived by the love of his life Janice Later Wells and 6 children: Britt (Brittany), Whitney (Joseph) Cronin, Michael, Christian, Chase, Braden 7 grandchildren; Landon, Chance, Chloe, Connor, Aiden, Stella, William and 2 on the way; his mothers Nancy McKinney and Janis Wells; 4 siblings; Jana (David) Borgholthaus, Jade (Lisa) Wells, Ron Wells, and Tim McKinney; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am held in the Hillcrest 2nd Ward Chapel located at 1120 North 150 West American Fork, UT 84003. A viewing will be held on Friday October 21st from 6 - 8 pm held in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel located at 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, and Saturday morning from 9:45 - 10:45 am prior to the services. Internment will be in the American Fork city cemetery. Please share a memory on Monroe's tribute wall.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Friday, October 21, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel

6141 W 11000 N, Highland, UT 84003

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Public Viewing

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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