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Monte Kay Tingey

01/28/1938 - 09/23/2016
Service Date: 09/30/2016
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Monte Kay Tingey was the 3rd child born to Carmon (Hap) Riddle and Genevieve Turner Tingey in Preston, Idaho on January 28, 1938. The family lived on a cattle ranch in Wayan, Idaho where Monte began his formal education in a one-room school house. Summers were spent at the ranch; during winter months, the family moved to Grace, Idaho for the children to attend school. Monte graduated from Grace High School.

During the 7th grade school year, Monte met Miss Linda Rae Ashbaker; he was smitten by the beautiful, dark-haired girl, with deep dimples and captivating smile. He liked her so much they exchanged Christmas gifts! Linda was more than a high school sweetheart, they were soul mates. They were sealed for time and all eternity on December 18, 1959 in the Logan LDS temple in Logan, Utah.

Monte worked as a carpenter, home builder, master craftsman and cabinet maker in Bountiful and Centerville, Utah. After a wonderful vacation to Hawaii—they couldn’t get enough of the ocean, beach and beauty there, so they sold nearly everything and moved to Kona, Hawaii. After a few short years, love of family—especially the grandkids—brought them back to the mainland—Arizona. An injury caused Monte to retire early which lead him to expand his creative and artistic talents even more. He focused on turning artistic bowls and vases which were featured and sold at Work of Artists in Scottsdale for over 20 years.

Monte passed away at home on September 23, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children Todd Carmon (Annette) Tingey, Kellee (Alan) Howell; Guy Mont (Diana) Tingey; grandchildren, Amanda (Aaron) Cromar, Emilie (Todd) Sallee, Mitchell Todd Tingey, Kaycee Rae Howell, Cody Robert Howell, Elizabeth Diana Tingey, Alexander Guy Tingey, and Gracie Sue Tingey; great-grandchildren, Anna Cromar, Ty Sallee and Tad Sallee; sister Carma Latvala, brother Stephen (Brenda) Tingey and sister-in-law Ruth Tingey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Bonnie Wolf and Gary Tingey; and grandson, Zachary Mont Tingey.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at www.jdrf.org


  • I am sorry to hear of Mont’s passing. We went through grade school together. May God bless you and give you peace.

  • I offer my deep condolences. Brent and I treasured all the Tingey family friendships. I’m sure there are some good reunions going on now. I’d love to hear all the “tall stories” they are telling. I pray for your peace and comfort. Caroline Wakeman.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, brother, father, and grandfather for the Tingey family. May God bless the family.

  • Mike and Carol Czerniski

    So many friends love Mont and Linda. The praises I have heard about the generosity of Mont have been many. He enjoyed his artistic gifts and lovingly shared his knowledge with so many people – enabling them to find their own creative side. He will be sorely missed.

  • Doug & JoAnn Plotz

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Todd’s Father. We didn’t know him, but we know he was a kind, gentle man who had lots of love for his family. May the Lord bring comfort & strength to Todd & all his family at this time, knowing that Monte is at rest & peace now with his Heavenly Father & other family members who have passed on prior to him. Our prayers & sympathy are being sent your way today & in the upcoming weeks.

  • Monte was a very generous man with many gifts he chose to share with others. He will be missed by so many here but welcomed with open arms by those who have gone on before him. Can only imagine what he and Bill are working on for our Lord . Love and prays to Linda and her family

    • Thanks for all your love and support Cindy. You know I have a rough road ahead..Hope the Lord has the new wood lathe he wanted..

  • Judy Turner Beesley

    So sorry to hear about Monte. I have such fond memories of our cousin years and family times together. Thinking of you, Linda, and your family.

    • Mont spent so much of his high school years at your home, Uncle Bryce was always there to help him out. Thanks for the beautiful flowers, hopefully I will be able to keep them alive.Thanks for your love and support.

  • Janene Andreasen Marcum

    We send our love to your family in Monte’s passing. So many good memories flood over me as I think of my childhood with Aunt Gen and Uncle Hap and cousins, especially when you lived at Grays Lake. As a young girl, I thought Linda was so beautiful and that Monte had indeed won a prize. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kellee, Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Gary and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God comfort you all during this time of grief. Nancy

  • I worked with Monte and treasure the memories i have of him. His stories and life experiences still make me smile. He was an artist as a wood turner and That is high praise. Blue skies, Monte!

  • I’m so sorry for the loss and the sadness your whole family feels. My prayers are with you all!

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your sweetheart. May you find comfort and peace in your memories and the love of your family.

  • Monte was more than a friend to me. He was kind of like a big brother who was always willing to listen when I had a problem. I enjoyed working with him. If not for Monte I would not have bought a lathe which I have spent hours working on. His wood working was amazing. He turned some pieces which are works of art! The kitchen cabinets are way beyond anything I could do. Wish I could have spent more time with him. What a great guy! He will be missed. So sorry for your loss Linda.

    • Thanks for your comments and support. You were a favorite of Mont’s, he loved the time you spent together talking about your projects. When things settle down I will have you come over and pick out some bowl blanks.

  • Monty Kay was a lucky man. He had the pleasure of seeing the results of his commitment to excellence.
    This was true in every endeavor he pursued. He was my cousin and a great friend.

  • To the Tingey family, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible. Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 show that there will soon be a time when there will be no more pain, sickness or death, and we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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