Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 3, 2019
Georgia R. Monroe

Obit Georgia R. MonroeGeorgia R. Monroe, 87 of Ophir, Utah, passed away Aug. 28, 2019 in Levan, Utah. She was born Feb. 18, 1932, to George A. and Rose Johnson Jorgensen in Ophir, Utah. She married Mervin J. Russell on Jan. 17, 1972; he passed away Oct. 29, 1985. She then married Dix L. Monroe of Scipio, Utah on Feb. 15, 1992. Their marriage was solemnized Sept. 3, 1993 in the Manti Utah Temple. Dix passed away June 17, 2007. 

Georgia graduated from Tooele High School. She worked as a secretary at the Deseret Chemical Depot for 30 years. She served as mayor for the town of Ophir for 12 years. She worked very hard her whole life and was a lifetime rancher on her J Bar Ranch near Ophir, and helped Dix with Monroe Bros. Ranch in Scipio. 

Georgia loved animals, the mountains and all of God’s simple creations. She especially loved a newborn calf, the color of autumn leaves, the smell of sage brush, and a Hereford bull, the most handsome thing on earth. She preferred being outside tending to her land and animals over being in the house any day. Her favorite pastimes were holding her pet, decorating for holidays, and building fires, if not for warmth for the company and smell. 

Georgia had a very magnetic and colorful personality and made friends out of nearly everyone she met. She was a very generous person to those closest to her. She was a very strong-willed person, determined to survive under any circumstance and truly endured to the end. 

Georgia is very grateful to all those who have helped her in any way over the years. She is especially thankful to all those who have taken care of her animals and her ranch in Ophir, where her heart will always be.

The family wishes to thank all of Georgia’s healthcare providers, especially the staff at the Victorian House for making her home away from home a special experience. 

Georgia is survived by many who considered her their grandmother, mother, sister, and aunt but most of all a very dear friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Mervin and Dix. 

Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at noon, in the Scipio Town Cemetery. There will be a viewing Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from 6–8 p.m. in the Stockton LDS Ward Building, and Friday from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Scipio LDS Ward Building. Online condolence may be posted at

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