Passing peacefully in his favorite chair at home, Donald Gordon Monroe departed this world on February 15, 2023. Born June 12, 1949 to a loving family, Don lived the majority of his life in Nampa, graduating from Nampa High School in 1968 and working variously at Sport King Campers, Restline, and Crook’s Industries. Of all things in life, Don loved the outdoors and his dogs most, camping and fishing as much as he could. He felt most at home when camping at Sage Hen and regularly could be found on the Snake River and C.J. Strike Reservoir. He and Paula spent many an evening driving around Lake Lowell with the various dogs that found their way into their lives. As his health began to fail, Don staunchly indicated his desire to pass quietly at home with Paula and Teddy.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Monroe, and mother, Viola Monroe, of Nampa. He is survived by his wife, friend, and partner-in-crime of 47 years, Paula Cameron, and his constant companion, Teddy, a Labrador Retriever. Don leaves behind two sons, Jeff Monroe and his family of Middleton and Aaron Monroe and his family of Olympia, Washington, as well as grandson Matt and his family of West Jordan, Utah. Also surviving Don are his sister, Diane Shea of Boise, brother Danny Monroe and spouse Jan of Nampa, sister Debbie Fuhriman and spouse Rich of Boise, and brother David Monroe and spouse Brenda of Caldwell.
The family thanks Harrison’s Hope Hospice—particularly Nurse Ben Jenkins—for the wonderful care and support provided to Don over the last two years. Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Don is a permanent fixture in our hearts and greatly missed. At Don’s preference, his remains were cremated after a private family viewing at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel in Nampa, Idaho.
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