Kenneth Monroe, 53, of Boise, Idaho, passed away peacefully at St. Alphonsus on November 11 after a difficult battle with cancer.
Ken Monroe was born on October 21, 1969, to Nicolee and Jacob Gier in Boise, Idaho. Later, being adopted by Nicki’s second husband, Walter Monroe. Growing up mainly in the city of trees, graduating from Boise High School class of 88. He then pursued a degree in Project Management from the University of Arizona Global Campus.
He worked in many fields. Starting in the printing industry, which eventually led to owning his own business for a while, which was a family-run affair. He also worked at the Idaho Statesman, starting out on the dock and then moving inside as a district manager over many sections of the city. His last career move was to T-Mobile, where he started out on the phones as a Customer Service Rep where he developed a lot of the good rapport with his customers. The last position he held and took great pride and joy in at the T-Mobile was Facility Coordinator.
While attending high school, he met and started dating Dawn, and eventually, it led to him marrying his high school sweetheart in 1989. This union led to having two children, Jonathan and Joshua.
While pursuing his degree, he became a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, was on the Dean’s list numerous times, and graduated summa cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoyed being a craftsman, an artisan, a gardener, an outdoorsman, and spending time with family and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his mother-in-law LaMoyne Rognlie, brother-in-law Dick Howell, beloved grandmother Roxie Cox, grandmother and grandfather Gier, grandmother and grandfather Monroe, grandmother and grandfather Rognlie, and grandmother and grandfather Ryals. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Dawn, and his loving children, Jonathan (Alexis) Monroe and Joshua Monroe. Father-in-law Paul Rognlie. His parents Nicolee Monroe, Walter Monroe (Linda), and Jacob (Debbie) Gier. Tina Monroe-Behrens (Don) Roell, Katie Monroe, Elizabeth (Brian), Sister-in-law Shauna Records-Howell, Sister-in-law Candace (Darik) Ludwig, Brother-in-law Jeff (Kolleen) Records. He had close relationships with his nieces and nephews Zackarie, Kaleb, Kiara and Steven and Richard. he formed a special bond with Rhett and Phillip and loved Aaron, Christopher, Ruby, and Jennifer (Matthew) Wald, and some he wished he would have gotten to know Kitana and Kobe. He is survived by numerous other special relatives and formed many bonds of friendship.
Services will be held at Bowman Funeral Chapel, 10254 W Carlson Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho. A viewing will take place from 5-7 pm December 1, 2022. On December 2, 2022, a viewing will take place from 12-1pm with services following from 1-2:30pm with graveside at Morris Hill Cemetery, 317 N Latah, Boise, Idaho at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Simply Cats in Ken’s name.
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