George Cecil Monroe, age 89, went home to Jesus on June 24, 2018. He lived at the Powell Valley Care Center with his wife of 64 years. George was born on April 9, 1929, in Kemp, Texas, to Claude and Sarah Monroe. George married Donna Schock on Dec. 11, 1954.
George’s ambition and ample skill set provided him the opportunity to work in many business arenas. He owned George Monroe Trucking and Hay Service and worked in the oilfield providing winch truck services, followed by several years of oilfield consulting. George owned Monroe Crane Service when he and Donna ventured to California for a time. Upon their return to Powell, George was a successful business owner for many years, owning both the K-Bar and Clyde’s Bar.
George loved bareback riding in his earlier years and met his wife Donna at a rodeo in Bridger, Montana. George enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and later went on to get his pilot’s license and had several planes of his own.
George and Donna raised four children, who all respected and admired his sense of humor and tireless work ethic. George is survived by his daughters, Lynn Johnson of Pocatello, Idaho, Peggy (Rex) Snyder of Riverton, Janet (Darwin) Holte of Grand Junction, Colorado, and his son Casey (Jill) Monroe of Powell; his brother Mike Piret of Billings, Montana; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his wife Donna; his mother and father; and sisters Jane Ramsey and Alene Ketchum.
There will be no services as per George’s wishes. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.thompsonfuneral.net or to P.O. Box 807, Powell WY 82435.