She Will Be Forever Missed & Loved


Born in Denver, Colorado

May 20th, 1966

     Monika Kayte Gedack-Ellis, age 55, was born in Denver Colorado May 20th, 1966 to Sharon Gedack and Franz Gedack.  Lover of Yahweh, Midwife, Childbirth Educator, Artist, Video Editor, Home School Teacher, Violist, Chef, Schutzhund Dog Trainer, Home Medic, Interior Designer, Adventurer, Sailor, Writer, and Singer. Loved music, her Cobra Mustang, motorcycling, travelling, fishing, campfires, her dogs, the valley of South Park, and her children “chillens”. Monika graduated 1984 from South Park High School, Studied Graphic design (The Art Institute of Colorado), and went on to obtain her Associates degree (Culinary Arts/Aesthetic Presentation) - GOURMET FOOD at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle.


     Monika peacefully passed away October 21st, 2021 at 2:45 a.m. in Minnesota, after bravely struggling with her health. Even in the end, Monika was a fighter, lover, friend, and admirable mother who always adored and looked out for her chillens.  


     Monika is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Ellis (Minnesota); her chillens, who made up the entirety of her world: Ryan (Indiana), Natasha (Washington), Mikayla (Washington), Houston (Indiana), Grace-Marie (Washington), Jesse (Vermont), and Dustin (Washington); other loved ones include her children’s father, Bruce Davis (Washington); her mother, Sharon Gedack (Colorado); her step-mother, Mary Gedack (Colorado); her older brother, Franz Gedack (Colorado); and her younger brother, Troy Gedack (Colorado). Preceded in death by her father Franz Gedack.


     She lived her life to the fullest and was always the ultimate hostess as she made sure everyone around her was loved and happy. Monika always put others before herself and never failed to connect with everyone who was blessed to be a part of her beautiful world.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colorado Midwives Association can be made in Monika’s name.

Remembering Monika Kayte

This site was created in memory of our beautiful Monika. Our loving Mother, sister, daughter, friend, and wife.

Her Amazing Life

Monika's Life Through Pictures

Early Childhood 1966-1984

Beginning Adulthood 1985-1996

Mama Mia 1996-2011

Our Honey (Mye) 2011-2021