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Donald M. Chase

Donald M. “Monty” Chase passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020, following a short, but spirited battle with complications that suddenly arose from an aging heart. 

 He was born on July 14, 1936, to Donald Adelbert and Virginia Montgomery Chase in Ogden, Utah where he spent his entire life. 

Monty attended Ogden High School, winning a football championship in 1953, and graduating in 1954.  He briefly attended Weber College but transitioned his focus towards the family business and electrical trade, earning his Journeyman and Master Electrician licenses.

 On August 30, 1961, he married the other rock in our lives, Mona Rachel Bramwell.  Mona is going to miss the cooking Monty prepared for them over the past decade or so.  The family was sealed in the Logan Temple, a moment we will never forget.

Monty spent his entire working career with Chase Electric, Inc., a company founded by his father, and later managed closely and skillfully side-by-side with his sister Beckie Snyder and her husband Robert Snyder.  Monty was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, where he further honed his skills as an excellent marksman. 

Monty was an excellent snow and water skier, carving perfect turns and making it look effortless.  Favorite family home movies include scenes at Snowbasin and waterskiing with friends at Pineview Reservoir behind the spectacular wooden speedboat Monty made by hand from a kit in the garage on Binford Street.  In addition to boating, he loved hunting, snowmobiling, Weber State and Utah Jazz Basketball, Rams Football, the 4th of July, and Christmas—especially the generous giving and receiving of spectacularly wrapped gifts.  He fiercely championed all of his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and family—his love and adoration will be greatly missed.

Due to the current need to protect each other, a small service for family and close friends will be held on Monday, June 22 at Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Please contact his daughter or son, Shelley or Scott for information.

  Monty was preceded in death by his son Kirk and daughter Kathy.

The family would like to give our sincere thanks to all of the amazing people at McKay Dee and Intermountain Healthcare that helped during his brief stay.  He received phenomenal care, and those people are true heroes in our community. 

In lieu of flowers, (we truly appreciate the ones we’ve received so far), please consider a card for Mona or a SMALL donation to Shelley or Scott who will plant some perennial flowers in the family yard. 

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I never met Monty, but have worked with his son Scott for several years at UPS. Based on the integrity of Scott and the type of person he is, Monty was a good father and a fun loving guy. I send my condolences to your family and encourage you to remember the good times and take comfort knowing he's in a better place now.

Todd Frost Jun 22 2020 12:00 AM

To: Monte's wife and Family. Monte & I grew up together. We walked to school together from kindergarten through the 10th grade. Going to Washington Jr. High School. Monte lived on the West side of Washington Blvd between 30th & 31st streets. I lived across Washington Blvd. on the East side. We were the same age. I was born in April 1936. His photo shows that he hasn't changed very much. But - what happened to his hair? The last time I saw him was in 1952 when I was married.

Carlton Robert Henry Paul Schultz Jun 20 2020 12:00 AM

We have been long-time neighbors of Monty and Mona, and we are saddened by Monty's death. We grieve along with Mona, family and friends.

Kathleen Lukken & Michael Vaughan Jun 20 2020 12:00 AM

So sad to read Monte's obit in today's paper. We were schoolmates. We played football together at Ogden High. We joined the Marine Corp Reserve together. His serial number was 1403363. Mine was the same except it ended in 64.
He was a true friend and a wonderful person. I will miss him very much
Al Fleming in Alaska and Texas

Allen Fleming Jun 20 2020 12:00 AM