Elaine Delores (Halle) Monroe|
Elaine Delores (Halle) Monroe passed away on July 4, 2013 surrounded by family. She was born in Seattle on March 19, 1931 to Chris and Elma Halle. She attended Ballard High School '48 and then attended Washington State College and graduated in 1952. At WSC, Elaine was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Following college she returned to Seattle and taught grade school at Olympic View Elementary. On August 7, 1954, she married Bruce Monroe in Seattle and settled in Bridgeport, WA to work the family orchard and began a family with both Kristi and Lenny being raised in Bridgeport.
In July of 1962, Elaine and Bruce moved to Wenatchee where her youngest son Michael was born. She enjoyed being involved with a variety of groups: Dance Club, The Follies, and Bridge Club were just a few. She was also part of the Apple Blossom Festival and was a chaperone for two years. She traveled to Norway for two family reunions and enjoyed various cruises to different parts of the world. But, her favorite spot was the cabin at Warm Beach where each August Elaine would entertain and cook for everyone. Celebrating their wedding anniversary at Warm Beach each August was their special treat to each other for 55 years of marriage.
Elaine loved going to WSU Cougars football games every fall with Bruce. With all three kids attending WSU, she loved going back to campus and built lasting friendships with fellow Cougars. In 1978 she was honored by WSU by being selected as Mom of the Year.
Elaine is survived by her two sons, Lenny (Susy) of Woodinville, WA and Michael (Tracie) of Boise, ID; one sister, Ruth Ejde and one brother, Roland Halle, both of Seattle; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in her death by her parents; husband, Bruce; daughter, Kristine and sister, Doris.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 13th at Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee at 10:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's (www.michaeljfox.org).
Arrangements are by
Telfords, Chapel of the Valley.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 11, 2013