Carolyn A. Montavon

Posted 6/14/21

DIXON - Carolyn A. “Nan” Montavon, 72, of Dixon died June 9, 2021 at her home.

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Carolyn A. Montavon


DIXON - Carolyn A. “Nan” Montavon, 72, of Dixon died June 9, 2021 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at St. Mary Church in Walton with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17 at the church. Cremation will follow with burial of cremains at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon to be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

Carolyn was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Amboy to Donald and Dorothy (Oester) Friel. She married David L. Montavon on April 19, 1969 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiskilwa.

Survivors include her husband; two children, Brandi (Jim Pierce) Montavon of Amboy and Dominic Montavon of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; one granddaughter, Riley Pierce of Amboy; six 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; five 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.

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

Nan worked at numerous local restaurants over the years most recently at the Walton Tap.

A memorial has been established. Online condolences can be left at