Douglas Lamont Monson
Douglas Lamont Monson passed away suddenly into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Saturday January 19, 2019. He was born on November 4, 1970 to James & Patricia Monson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doug graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1989. He served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Houston, Texas area. Following his mission he attended the University of Utah where he received his bachelors degree in history. He pursued a law degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating with his Juris Doctor degree in 2001. During his schooling he met and married the love of his life, Carol Lingwall, on May 22, 1993. Together they had 4 beautiful children: Nathan, Kristen, Samantha & Jack. He loved his family more than anything and was so proud of them. Doug was a kind and gentle soul. As an Eagle Scout he was a friend to everyone, always the first to volunteer and willing to help out anyone. He was smart and witty and loved to laugh. His passions in life included cooking, camping, biking & hiking. He was a huge movie and music buff. In high school he was a member of The Better Way where he played the bass guitar. Doug faced many challenges in his life but he never lost faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ, with whom he now rests.
Doug is survived by his wife, Carol, their 4 children and his beloved dog Napoleon. His mother Patricia McLeod Monson, siblings Micheal (Stephanie), Robert, Jason (Cammie) along with lots of nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, James Osborne Monson.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 6051 Dorrell Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89131. Friday, January 25, 2019 will be a viewing from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Saturday, January 26 will be a viewing from 2:00 – 3:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 3:15.
I remember speaking to Brother Doug Monson as he worked with us as our daughters lawyer. He was kind and I could tell he felt our personal loss with dignity represented well our family. He was our neighbor along with his family and I appreciated having friends who had a special place in their hearts for Hawaii and BYUHI. I’m grateful for him and Carol and pray she will feel her husband’s love always. God be with you’re eternal family.
Doug was my childhood friend growing up in West Valley, Utah. We hung out all the time, even getting into trouble from time to time. I knew his family well and I was always welcome at the Monson home. My family moved to Oregon my freshman year of high school. I never felt I had as good a friends as I had in Utah. Having recently moved back to Utah after almost forty year, I looked to reconnect with my friend only to find he had passed away. God be with your family, Doug. You are missed.