Monty Joe Hadley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all, passed away October 9, 2013 on his and his bride's 49th Wedding Anniversary. He was surrounded by all 40 of his immediate family members with only one grandson absent as he is serving an LDS Mission in South Carolina. His brave battle with cancer is over and he has returned to his Heavenly Father.
Monty was born on July 30, 1943 to Lorenzo A. Hadley and Letha Manning in Ogden, Utah. He grew up in Taylor and he married his sweetheart and best friend, Kay Sederholm Hadley, on October 9, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple for all eternity.
He attended Taylor and West Weber Elementary, Wahlquist Jr. High, and graduated from Weber High School. He served an LDS Mission in the Western States Mission. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served throughout his life and held many callings including being in the Bishopric and on the High Council. One of his most loved experiences was serving an LDS Mission with his sweet wife at the Heber Valley Camp. They served and loved with all their might, mind, and strength with other amazing missionaries and it was a joy to them both.
He worked at Massey Ferguson for 18 years, was a bus driver, and was the Director of Transportation for 28 years for Weber School District, which he retired from in 2011. Shoeing horses was a part of his life for more than 35 years.
He was a cowboy at heart and his love for horses led him to be a jockey, race chariot teams, and rodeo for the PRCA. He was a judge for high school, college, and PRCA rodeos for years. He served on the Ogden Pioneer Days Committee for several years as well. He loved being involved in and helping his children in all their high school and college rodeos. Family was everything to Monty. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved coaching, watching and cheering them on in all their sports and games. He was their biggest FAN! He loved camping and riding in his Ranger in the mountains with his wife by his side. He had a special gift of loving people. He was so friendly and kind to all with a smile to share with everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; his 6 children, Bret (Kris) Hadley, Lori (Darin) Lay, Jodi (Dan) Stenberg, Broc (Stacey) Hadley, Bary (Katie) Hadley, Beau (Ashley) Hadley; 27 grandchildren, with one on the way; one great-grandchild; one brother, Blaine A. Hadley; one brother-in-law; four sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; brothers, Albert, Dean, Harold and Jay Hadley and his sister Gloria Favero.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Ogden West Stake Center, 2200 S. 4300 W. in Taylor, UT. Friends may call at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT., on Sunday, October 13th , from 5:30-8:30 P.M. and at the Stake Center on Monday from 9-10:30 A.M. Interment, West Weber Cemetery.
Monty, your influence and example were felt by all who knew you. You have left an impression on so many lives and are loved by all. Your legacy will live on through your posterity. We will follow your counsel and example so one day we will be with you again. We love you!
The family wishes to thank Hearts for Hospice for their love and care.