Harold R. “Hal” Monroe, 88, who with his wife founded the McEwen Bible Fellowship in the 1950s, died June 6, 2005, surrounded by family and his faithful dog, Ginger.
His memorial service was June 17 at the Roseburg Christian Fellowship.
He was born on July 28, 1916, at Orland, Calif. He was raised on a nursery in California and loved fruit.
He worked for Douglas Aircraft for 26 years, retiring on June 6, 1976, as branch manager of telemetry and radio communications. He developed seven patented inventions while working for Douglas, including the air/sea rescue unit still being used by military and airlines today.
His hobbies included gold mining, fishing and traveling. He loved serving the Lord. He and his wife continued to live in the McEwen area off an on until about five years ago.
Memorial contributions may be made to McEwen Bible Fellowship in care of Marie P. Monroe, 236 N.W. Bree St., Winston, OR 97496.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 29, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor