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Monck honored for service
The Orland City Council honored the late Steven Monck on Monday for his years of service to the area.
"... The Orland City Council and all our citizens, do hereby express sincere appreciation posthumously to Steven S. Monck for his many generous and courageous contributions of his time, energy, skills and devotion, which will forever stand as an enduring legacy for his family and for our community," states a proclamation read at the ceremony.
Mayor Wade Elliott presented Monck's widow, Kristine, and children, Kelly and Nathan, with the proclamation and a certificate of appreciation for all of Monck's contributions.
Monck died unexpectedly Aug. 8 at his Orland home. He was 46 years old.
Monck was a member of the city's Economic Development Commission after being appointed in February.
He also was planning to run for the City Council in November.
"Nothing we are going to say will alleviate your loss," Elliott said to the Monck family. "But I think it is appropriate we acknowledge your husband's and father's service."
The proclamation noted Monck served the nation as a member and paratrooper in the US National Guard for 15 years.
Monck served as a Glenn County sheriff's deputy from 1997 — 2010, and was a volunteer with the Orland Fire Department for 15 years.
Monck and his wife co-owned Alta Marie's Bakery on Fourth Street, which opened in 2007 and continues to operate today. He also operated an Internet newsletter.
"Steven Monck's many community service accomplishments are matched by his exemplary commitment at home to building a successful marriage and family, and in his faith community as an active and constructive participant," Elliott said.
Elliott also noted how impressed he was with the Monck family.
"I was struck by the poise of the whole family," said Elliott, noting the memorial service.
They were strong for his friends even as people tried to comfort them, Elliott said.