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Wanda Darlene Monroe


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Wanda Darlene Monroe

Wanda Darlene Monroe, 83, of Rock Springs passed away at her home Aug. 8, 2015.  A long time resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Hanna and Mulberry, Kan. Monroe had been in ill health the past several years.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1932 in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of the late Francis Gaston and Katie Greer Gaston.

Monroe attended schools in Mulberry and Hanna and was a 1949 graduate of Hanna High School. She also attended Western Wyoming Community College.

She married Harold R. Monroe on July 22, 1950 in Hanna.

Monroe was employed as an administrative assistant for many years at the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 education building and Western Wyoming Community College.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church and a long time member of P.E.O

Her interests included reading, gardening, playing bridge, writing and cooking.  She was an artist, loved the mountains and the desert. She enjoyed genealogy.

Survivors include her husband Harold R. Monroe of Rock Springs; son Andy Monroe and wife Debi of Rock Springs; two daughters, Greer Ferrero and husband John of Rock Springs and Gayle Monroe Crough and husband Timothy of Auburn, Calif .; sister Alta Bratton and husband Don of Ceres, Calif .; eight grandchildren, Nunzio Ferrero, Geno Ferrero, Kelly Crough, Catherine Crough, Andrew Monroe, Chris Tyler, Kara Merritt and Sean Egan; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Katie Gaston; son Jimmy Monroe; two sisters, Fern and Betty; and three brothers Leon, Joe and Willard.

Following cremation, memorial services were conducted Wednesday morning.

The family of Wanda Darlene Monroe respectfully suggest that donations in her memory be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway Street, Suite 220, Rock Springs or Rock Springs Library, 400 "C" Street, Rock Springs.

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