2010-05-05 / Obituaries

Roger Addison Monroe

Roger Addison Monroe, 81, passed away April 30, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville, CO.

Roger was born April 22, 1929, in Nelsonville to Clara Tompkins and Royal Monroe. On June 5, 1950, Roger married Alice Elizabeth Atkinson in Beacon.

Roger was drafted in 1950 and served in the United States Army for two years. He joined IBM in 1952 as an assembler. He later became a logic designer for IBM and, in 1965, Roger and Alice and their five children moved to Longmont, CO.

In 1969, Roger went to work as manager of mechanical and quality assurance for storage technology. He became the manager of manufacturing for NBI in 1976.

Roger and Alice moved to their farm outside of Mead, CO, in 1982.

Roger had a life-long interest in playing pool and once played against professional pool player, Willie Mosconi.

In retirement, Roger enjoyed traveling, golfing, reading, and playing with his grandchildren. Later, he began painting and decorated his home with his art.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Rodney, Russell, Raymond, and his daughter, Judith Trevethick.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice, and his children, Deborah (Gordon) Adamson, Susan (Kevin) Vendegna, Roger (Terri) Monroe Jr., and David Monroe.

Roger is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Joshua (Melissa) Corwin, Nicole (Mac) McQueen, Beth (Nathan) Lee, Jenni (Damon) Parrish, Danielle (Alvin) Sellmer, Andrea Vendegna, Michelle Vendegna, April (Andrew) Frick, Meredith Monroe, Patrick Monroe, and Emilia Monroe. He had seven great-grandchildren,with two more on the way.

Roger has 5 surviving siblings, Royal Monroe Jr., Marie Nott, Ronald Monroe, Sally D’Onofrio, and Richard Monroe.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held on Wedneday, May 5, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Mead, CO, with cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO, 80501. Visit ahlbergfuneralchapel. com to share condolences.

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