Monte was a free spirit, having lived in 5 different states during his life. He knew no strangers, and he always made friends anywhere his travels carried him. Once someone was in his circle, there was always a warm embrace and a genuine love awaiting them. He loved animals and had a gentleness about him that radiated the space around him. His laughter was infectious and he had a smile that could light up a room. He was always up for an adventure and down to party.
Monte never fancied himself more than a son, a brother and an Uncle, but he was so much more to all that knew him. At heart, he was an artist. Street art, drawing and photography were his media, but he always loved films and all types of music. He played the guitar and was always current on new music, but had his favorites committed to memory, able to recite lyrics like no one else we’ve known.
Like so many great artists, Monte suffered from mental illness. We, his family, are asking if anyone can find it in their hearts to help with his final expenses as there is no life insurance. Every little bit helps! Anything donated above what is needed for final arrangements, will be donated in Monte’s name to The National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- Alex Rollins
- Kaylyn Boss
- Leslie Ashley
- Samantha Hippe (Powell)
- Ashlee Walsh
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