Arthur Lee Monson, 60, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died May 17, 1993.
Born January 5, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to David Leonel Monson and Eloese Christensen Monson. He will be missed by his wife, Sally; children, Daniel Lee and Rebecca; grandchildren, Joshua, Autum, Noelle; sister, June; brother, David. Preceded in death by a son, Kendall Arthur and a sister, LaRue Conlon.Art served as Salt Lake County Treasurer since 1974. During his tenure he lobbied for tax relief for elderly, indigent, veterans and other groups. Through these programs many individuals have been able to maintain themselves in their homes. Others have, through his "Angels" programs, had their taxes paid by anonymous donors.
Included among his many awards, are the Outstanding Treasurer in America Award in 1988 from NACTFO and the Outstanding Elected County Official Award from the Utah Association of Counties (UAC) from 1989. Art's involvement in civic organizations included: Secretary, Treasurer, Camp Kostopulos foundation, Member, Board of Directors Indian Walk-In Center, President, Utah United Cerebral Palsy Association, President, Paiute Economic Development Corporation, Member, Board of Directors, Utah Easter Seals Society and Telethon Chairman, President, Int'l Footprinters Assoc. Chapter 3 (1990-1991), long time member and past president of the Utah Chapter of Toastmasters, Int'l.
Art was a tribal member of the Koosharem Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. Art's advocacy for Native Americans extended beyond concern for his own tribal affiliation as he was actively involved in issues on the Navajo and Ute Indian Reservations.
The Democratic Party was at the heart of this man. His service to his party as an elected official, party treasurer and grassroots worker has left an indelible mark upon Utah politics. In his own words, "It has been my privilege to serve the people of Salt Lake County".
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Indian Walk-In Center, Easter Seals or Camp Kostopulos.
A memorial service and reception will be Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on the grounds, south-east corner of the State Capital, under the direction of Tom Goldsmith, minister, First Unitarian Church. An evening memorial service will be held May 22, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
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