Monro (Mini) Ware

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Munro Proctor Ware In loving memory of Munro (Mini) Ware, 84, of Olympia, WA who passed away July 25, 2013, in the home he loved on Butler Cove from Parkinson's disease. A resident of Olympia since 1953, he was born in Appleton, WI on May 2, 1929 to Merrill Proctor Ware and Esther Amanda (Munro) Ware. The family moved to Shorewood, WI, Park Ridge, IL, and then to Wauwatosa, WI, where he graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1947. He was Vice President of his senior class. He enjoyed sports, turning out for whatever was in season, earning letters in football, tennis, and volleyball. They were WI state champions in tennis and volleyball. The summer after graduating from high school he lost his leg in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. He recuperated with the help of his family and friends, accepting his loss with courage and determination, and always a sense of humor. He graduated from Beloit College in Beloit, WI, in 1951 with a BA in economics. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. No longer able to compete in sports, he became the manager of the Beloit football team. On June 11, 1952, he married Sally Carlson at the Delta Gamma house with the Beloit College chaplain officiating. They were married 61 years. In June 1956, Munro earned his MA in U.S. History and a teaching certificate at the Colorado State College in Greeley (now Northern Colorado University). He taught in the Olympia School District for 25 years, at old Wash. Jr. High, Reeves, and McLane. He always enjoyed sports, playing golf at Olympia Country Club, Pebble Beach with Sally, the Olympic Club, and many others. He loved sailing in Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands with his family. He enjoyed all kinds of music, theater, and travel. He loved Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Shostakovich, Brahms, Beethoven, La Boh me, Nat King Cole, Sarah, Ella, and Louie, and the Green Bay Packers; also the Seahawks and Mariners. Munro is survived by his wife Sally; daughter, Sarah (Steve) Burgess; son, Tom (Catie); and 2 grandchildren. The family is forever indebted to Celia Wilson and her team of caregivers for their skilled and loving care, and to son Tom's extraordinary care and involvement, which enabled Munro to remain at home throughout his illness. A life well lived. He is loved and missed. A full obituary is available at www.funeralalternatives.org under the archives section and to leave memories.
Published in The Olympian on July 27, 2014
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