James (Jim) Avery Monahan, Sr
James Avery Monahan, Sr.
June 02, 1940 – November 25, 2020
James (Jim) Avery Monahan, Sr., a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on November 25, 2020 with members of his family at his side. Jim was born to Frank Charles Monahan and Chloe Cosma Stevens on June 02, 1940, at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, now known as University Medical Center.
Jim attended Rancho High School, and shortly thereafter met and married his wife, Michelene Joyce Carron, on March 14, 1961, celebrating nearly 60 years of marriage. Together they were blessed with four devoted and loving children: Rose Anne, Jim Jr., Timothy and William.
Jim’s career spanned many years and included several, reputable positions: he worked for a brief period for the Nevada Highway Department of Transportation, the Las Vegas Sun from 1967 through 1990, Sharp Plumbing, and finally for a security firm until 2019 at which time, Jim chose to retire due to a back injury. Jim exemplified a man who believed and practiced a strong work ethic for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim was an avid sportsman who loved to fish, hunt and be in the outdoors with his family and friends. Shortly before Jim passed away, he was able to go on one last hunting trip with two of his sons, family members, and close friends; this meant the world to him, as being in the mountains and outdoors was where Jim wanted to be. Not only did Jim enjoy and appreciate the mountains and outdoors in general, but wherever Jim was, he had the uncanny ability to tell you anything you wanted to know about the various plants, birds, or animals.
Jim was a kind, strong and proud man who, while not always sharing his feelings, loved his immediate and extended family without reservation or hesitation; he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and those who knew him.
Jim is survived by his wife, Michelene Joyce Monahan; his three sons, James Avery Monahan Jr., Timothy Patrick Monahan and William Sherwood Monahan; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; his brothers Frank Charles Monahan and Richard Lee Monahan, and Theresa Ann Monahan as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Chloe, sister Irene, and his beloved daughter Rose Anne Monahan.