Monty Rigby

Monty Wayment Rigby, 80, of Idaho Falls, formerly of Egin, Idaho, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.

Monty was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Parker, Idaho, to Rulon Remington Rigby and Virgina Wayment Rigby.

He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended school in St. Anthony and, while growing up, he loved to ride horses and attend rodeos. He enjoyed his garden, creating unique fence designs and log and rock landscaping.

He married Shirley Jean Bowman on Sept. 9, 1950; they later divorced. He married Leilani Jeannie Colyar on March 26, 1974; they later divorced. He married Aura-Lee M. Tanguay Prophet on Nov. 2, 2002.

Monty and Aura-Lee owned and managed Desert Oasis RV Park until January 2007. Monty then bought and sold cattle from 2008 until 2011. He and Aura-Lee loved spending their winters in Yuma, Ariz., where they enjoyed dancing, shuffleboard and horse-shoe tournaments with many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Aura-Lee; children, Trisha Dawn (Bill) Smigaj, Diane Laynette (Richard) Winters, Teri Lynn (Gary) Huling, David Bowman (Susan Klahn) Rigby, Mona Larraine (Rey) McCallum and Neal Brett (Lonnie Kennedy) Rigby; siblings, Gene (Zola) Rigby, La Dell Miller and Shirley Yancey; 33 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Brenda Roberts Rigby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry; his son, Monty Rulon; and three infant children, Steven Joshua, Tiffiney Virginia and Timothy Earl.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Egin LDS Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday before services at the church. Interment will be in Parker Cemetery under the direction of Bert Flamm Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Published in Post Register on Oct. 28, 2012