John F. Montmorency, beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, husband, father and friend, died unexpectedly Feb-ruary 11, 2001 in Deerfield, Illinois.
He was born on February 26, 1961 to Carol Eccles Mont-morency and Fred-erick Montmorency. He attended Uintah Grade School, Clay-ton Junior High and graduated from East High School. He attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He also attended the University of Utah. On June 13, 1992, he graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
He married Sara Black Liss on September 10, 1989 on Puget Sound.
He is survived by his wife, Sara; son, William Conner Montmorency age seven; and daughter Claire Frances 18 months; his yellow lab Matty; and his two cats Peanuts and Bubba. Other survivors include his mother, Carole E. Montmorency; his father, Frederick Montmorency; his mother and father-in-law, Dr. Michael and Viva Black; his grandmother, M. Margaret Eccles; his great aunt, May Lou Jude; his sister, Michelle Montmorency (Patrick Aloia); his brother, Michael E. Montmorency (LeeAnn); nephews, Matthew E. Wallace; Christopher A. Wallace; Samuel D. Montmorency; and niece Lara Michelle Wallace. Preceded in death by his grandfather, William E. (Bill) Eccles; and his paternal grandparents.
John was a sensitive, caring, intelligent human being who was just beginning to realize his full potential. He loved the mountains, snow in the winter, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, tying flies, a roaring fire in the fireplace, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, good books, animals and above all, his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Montmorency Family Fund, 135 So. La Salle Street, dept. 600 Chicago, IL 60674-6000
A memorial mass to celebrate John's life will be held on Monday. Feb. 26, 2001 (John's birthday) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 670 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited. Burial will be in Deerfield, IL.
John, we know you and Papa will be fishing on the Madison once again. "Goodnight sweet Prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!" WE LOVE YOU JOHN.