RIP Monte Merrick
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2015
October 6, 1949 - March 24, 2015 Beloved brother, uncle and friend Monte L. Merrick died peacefully on March 24, 2015 in Santa Monica, California, following a courageous battle with cancer. He will be missed greatly by so many who knew him as a caring and genuine man with many interests and creative talents. Monte was born October 6, 1949 in Portland, Oregon to his parents, Arthur P. and Pearl Merrick, who predeceased him. He is survived by four siblings: Art (Velva) Merrick of Santa Fe, NM; Blake (Kimberly) Merrick of Phoenix, AZ; MarKay Merrick (Steve Spaulding) of Gresham, OR; and Lori Merrick Silkwood of Tucker, GA, and her children, Hanna and Aaron Silkwood. A creative genius, Monte was an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter. His first novel, "Shelter," was published in many languages. His screen credits include writing such hit films as "Memphis Belle," "8 Seconds," and "Mr. Baseball." His plays were produced off-Broadway and in theaters across the country; they include "Open Heart" and "A Hell of a Town." He traveled the world widely for many years. He was devoted to opera and symphony music, reading, movies and theater. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College in Portland and holds a master's degree in theater from the University of Colorado in Boulder. No memorial service has been planned, but donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org .
MERRICK, Monte (Monte Lynn Merrick)
Born: 10/6/1949, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Died: 3/24/2015, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
Monte Merrick’s western – writer:
8 Seconds - 1994