Carolyn A. "Nan" Montavon
Mihm-Jones Funeral Home
303 E Main St
Amboy, IL
Carolyn A. 'Nan' Montavon

Born: December 1, 1948; Amboy

Died: June 9, 2021; Dixon

DIXON – Carolyn A. "Nan" Montavon, age 72, of Dixon, died Wednesday June 9, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 1, 1948 in Amboy, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Oester) Friel. Nan worked at numerous local restaurants over the years, most recently at the Walton Tap. She married David L. Montavon on April 19, 1969 at St Mary Catholic Church in Tiskilwa.

Nan was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Kathleen Moats; and four brothers, Bernard, John, Richard and Delmar Friel.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, David; two children, Brandi (Jim Pierce) Montavon of Amboy and Dominic Montavon of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; one granddaughter, Riley Pierce of Amboy; sisters , Elizabeth Potts of Dixon, Margarite Kuchenbecker of Benton, KY, Rose Woodyatt of Fulton, Karen O'Neill of Tiskilwa, Regina Kunde of Dixon, and Barbara (Jay) Perry of Tiskilwa; brothers, Donald (Sandra) Friel Jr. of Tiskilwa, Gerald Friel of Tiskilwa, Robert (Susan) Friel of Tiskilwa, David Friel of Tiskilwa and Stephen (Deb Kirly) Friel of Princeton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Walton, IL with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walton, IL. Cremation will follow, with a burial of cremains at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon to be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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Published by Bureau County Republican on Jun. 16, 2021.
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