Monika's Life's Story

     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.



Services will be held (Date and Location is To Be Determined)
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colorado Midwives Association can be made in Monika’s name.


Born May 20th, 1966

Graduated South Park Senior High School, 1984

1984-1985 - Studied Graphic design at The Art Institute of Colorado

Married- Bruce Davis,  Sep 6th, 1986

First Son Born- Ryan Davis, 1987

First Daughters Born- Natasha & Mikayla Davis, 1988

Second Son Born- Houston Davis, 1990

Third Daughter Born- Grace-Marie Davis, 1992

Third Son Born- Jesse Davis, 1997

Fourth Son Born- Dustin Davis, 1999

Studied (Culinary Arts/Aesthetic Presentation) - Gourmet Food at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle, 2009-2011

Graduated June 14th 2011 from The Art Institute of Seattle 

Married Mike Ellis 2018

Monika was born in Denver Colorado, to Sharon Gedack and Franz Gedack

Monika was known for being an amazing academic. Not only was she an athlete, but she excelled in all areas of academics, especially in the creative arts such as History, writing, music, calligraphy, and theater.

Monika studied at the Art Institute of Colorado to major in graphic design, before she made a life changing decision to move to CA during 1985, and continue to pursue her dreams near Laguna Beach. Which is a small coastal city in Orange County, California.

Through working part time at Herman Miller, Inc., Monika met Bruce Davis through his mother, who invited her to a football game one weekend. After which, Bruce and Monika went on their first date which was a classic dinner and movie. The twist being that Monika chose the scariest movies in the theaters for them to watch "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1994). And from there, the rest was history! Which led to their eventual marriage on September 6th in 1986.

Monika gave birth to Ryan Davis February 20th, 1987, at home, in Grand Junction Colorado. Monika was also helping Bruce jump start and launch his chiropractic business during this year.

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Monika's Favorite Quote:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."

Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens 1835-1910]