Charles "David" Monteith (1958 - 2014)

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Charles David Monteith

Charles David Monteith, 56, of Salinas, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 25, 2014. David was born in Salinas on Jan. 11, 1958, attended Salinas High School, and was a life-long resident.

He enjoyed working as a ranch hand in the Gabilan Mountains near his home, as well as caring for his home garden and many pets.

David was a gentle soul who deeply loved his wife, children, and family. He especially enjoyed nature, hunting, biking, and his connection to nature and the land.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Jewell Monteith; son, Sam; daughter, Rachel; parents, Charles and Pauline Monteith; siblings, Paula and Joseph; three nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his sister, Michelle.

David's Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Salinas Valley Community Church, 368 San Juan Grade Road, Salinas, CA 93906.

Reception to follow immediately after at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch, formally known as Salinas Valley Golf and Country Club, 475 San Juan Grade Road, Salinas, CA 93906. Please dress casual and "camo" preferred in honor of Big D.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be contributed to a scholarship fund for his children established at Golden 1 Credit Union, Salinas. Please make checks payable to Pamela Monteith.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. For more information and to share a memory, visit

Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311
Published in The Salinas Californian on May 29, 2014
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