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Robert E. (Bob) Monroe Robert E. (Bob) Monroe passed away on July 29, 2013 in Austin. He was born on March 31, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to Robert McLain Monroe and Dorothy Hill Monroe. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frankie. He is also survived by four children and nine grandchildren. The children are Marsha Halso and her husband Alton, Terry McKetta and her husband Randy, Mark Monroe and his wife Glenda and Matt Monroe and his wife, Janet, and grandchildren --Brian, Kristen, Robby and wife Lauren, Jeannie, Gillian, Michelle, Garrett, Dillon, Elise, and great-grandson --Emmett. He loved his family. After graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Bob attended the University of Texas in Austin and joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. His schooling was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army in World War II. Following military service he resumed studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, graduating in 1949. He pursued graduate courses and began employment with the San Antonio Health Department until 1954. At that time, he joined the Texas Department of Health in Austin and worked there until his retirement in 1985. His responsibilities included work in Health Education which included lectures and film production for movies and television, Cancer and Heart and Tuberculosis Control. In 1983 he was the first individual to receive the James E. Peavy Award for his outstanding work in Public Health in Texas. At the time of his retirement he was Director of the Tuberculosis Division. His active career included twenty years as Editor of the Texas Public Health Association Journal, ten years as Executive Director of TPHA, and later Executive Director of the Texas Health Foundation. He was a member of the American Public Health Association and served as the Texas delegate to the APHA Governing Council for ten years. He enjoyed the opportunity to work with health departments, large and small, in all parts of the State. He loved Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th Street in Austin. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Trail Foundation, P.O. Box 2382, San Antonio, Texas 78298-2382 or All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 W. 27th Street, Austin, TX 78705. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2013
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