Feb 22, 2024

LaMont ( Monty ) E. Godsey

Posted Feb 22, 2024 3:07 PM

LaMont (Monty) E. Godsey, born on May 31, 1939, in Holton, Kansas, peacefully passed away February 16, 2024, in Pearland, Texas. He was the beloved son of DeVere E. Godsey and Eunice L. (Stowell) Godsey.

LaMont is survived by his devoted wife, Brenda Kay (Stutsman), and their loving children:

DeLome D. Fair (husband John) of Pearland, TX; LaMont G. Godsey of Seattle, WA; and Brett T. Godsey (husband James) of St. Paul, MN. He was a cherished grandfather to Evan Fair (wife Kayleigh) of Houston, TX, and leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

LaMont and Brenda's love story began at a young age, dating from the time they were 14 and 13, respectively. They were united in marriage on September 4, 1960, and their enduring love became an inspiration to many.

LaMont dedicated an impressive 46 years of his life to the field of education. His career began as a teacher in 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning to Kansas to teach drafting in Junction City, KS. He played a vital role as the assistant and head wrestling coach for 15 years, contributing to the success of the JCHS wrestling team, which secured State Championships in 1979, 1980, and 1982. In 1988, he transitioned to the role of Associate Principal at Junction City High School, where he served until his retirement in 2000.

Post-retirement, LaMont continued his commitment to education by serving on the Board of Education for Geary County Unified School District. During his second term, he held the position of President of the Board of Education, demonstrating his unwavering dedication to the betterment of the education system in Junction City and Ft. Riley.

LaMont celebrated 39 years in recovery this January and spent those years helping countless others with their own recoveries through his fellowship in AA.

LaMont was well known for his humor, particularly the jokes that he sometimes told more than once. An avid sports enthusiast, LaMont took great joy in supporting multiple teams, including the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, and the Cleveland Browns.

In 2008, LaMont and Brenda made Pearland, Texas, their home to be closer to family. LaMont will be remembered for his kindness, dedication, and the positive impact he made on the lives of those he touched.

A celebration of his life will be held on June 29, 2024, in Junction City, KS, at the Courtyard By Marriot. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinerschildrens.org).

May LaMont rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and memories he created during his remarkable journey