Monte Lee Johnston

Johnston, Monte obit(September 30, 1968 – February 10, 2014)

Monte Lee Johnston passed away February 10, 2014. He was born September 30, 1968 in Salt Lake City. He was married and later sealed to the love of his life Laurette Larkin on October 11, 2008 in St. George, Utah.

Monte loved life and everyone he came in contact with. He was a friend to everyone, especially those in need. Monte loved his family and the gospel of Jesus Christ so very much and his life was centered around them.

Monte enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending his time in Kolob, exploring the canyons, hunting, fishing and anything else that would keep him outside. He grew up loving baseball and took State in 1980. Monte loved to garden and kept a beautiful yard. He kept his neighbors supplied with fresh veggies from the garden.

Monte loved sharing the gospel and his testimony with everyone. Monte had the ability to talk and befriend everyone, regardless of their walk of life. Everyone who knew Monte loved him. He was a man who was willing to help all those who needed, even the smallest thing.

Monte’s number one love was his wife, Lauretts, his boys, Bryant, Anthony, and Mickey and his girls, Ashley and Lexi. He loved his grandkids, Gavin, Ayden, and Alexis. His parents, siblings, nieces and nephews meant the world to him. He loved everyone and they loved him right back.

He is survived by his wife, Laurette of St. George; children, Bryant (Erica), MN, Anthony, IA,  Mickey (Christina), IA, Ashley, and Lexi St. George; three grandchildren, Gavin, Ayden, Alexis; parents, Jack and Laura Johnston, Washington, UT; siblings, Jed (MarDee), Clarisa (Adam), Natalie (Richard), Melanie (Heath), Jacob (Kami); grandmother, Ruth Chan, Spanish Fork, UT; mother and father-in-law, Gray and Marlene Larkin, St. George, UT. He is preceded in death by a nephew, Zachary Johnston.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Red Cliffs 5th Ward Chapel, 1285 N. Bluff, St. George, UT.
  • There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, and also on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will take place in the Washington City Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Monte’s guestbook at

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1 Comment

  • Sherron Callister February 17, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Monte, you have been such a joy in my life along with David and Angelique. We all love you very much. It’s going to be difficult without you here.

    I pray that your family, including Laura and Jack and siblings, will be able to stay close as a family. My prayers will be with them. They are a great family.

    And to Laurette, you and Monte are partners for Eternity, and how wonderful that is and such a beautiful blessing. May Heavenly Father wrap His arms around you, and bless you all with His comforting peace, in this difficult time.
    Love, Sherron Callister.

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