1936 — 2022
Donald (Don) Monforton passed away on April 30, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Gallatin Gateway, Montana, to Earnest and Nan Monforton in 1936. He married Patricia Maroney of Bozeman, Montana in 1958, and then attended the United States Army flight school where he became a helicopter pilot and flight instructor. He retired from the service in 1976 as a Major, but continued to fly part-time for several years, obtaining close to 10,000 flight hours. He owned and operated an apple and pear orchard in Leavenworth, Washington for a few years before settling with his family in Oakesdale, Washington, where he worked with a number of farmers in the area for over 35 years. He...