Monte was born in Banner, IL on July 23, 1939 and passed away in the same bed he was born in on June 3, 2009.  Monte was an accomplished wild life artist and proficient in many art mediums.

He married Sharyl D. Strode on June 3, 1961 and the two of them had two children, Kathy Angela Ellis, March 8, 1962, and  Eric La Mont Ellis, September 14, 1964.  Their daughter Kathy passed away on December 21st, 2005 and Monte’s wife Sharyl passed away on June 11, 2007.

This blog has been created to mainly publicize the artwork of Monte, but to also add flavor to his life and those that have left this world and are now along side of him.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. twogalsandabook said

    Stacy here from Goodreads. Wonderful blog Eric! Gorgeous artwork, and it was nice to read your writing as well! : )

  2. twogalsandabook said

    P.S. I just saw you had a link to Peoria, Il on here…. do you live there? That is my hometown; I live there until I was 30 and all my family except for my kids are still there. : )

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