|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1998|
He was born in 1920 in Provo, Utah. He was the 2nd of 13 children born to Alma Henry Pedersen and Jennie Wheeler. His parents lived in Park City all their life except a short period in 1919 thru 1921 which is when Monroe was born. His father had worked in the Lumber business in Provo.
Monroe lost his hearing about age 6 suffering from spinal meningitis. He attended school in Ogden, Utah at the School for the deaf and blind. He could speak words and sentences at times but of course could not hear. He could read lips and always could communicate with his paper pad and pen which he always carried in his breast pocket. After school graduation he learned a trade and worked for many years at the Utah General Distribution Depot as a mechanic. He was very skilled.
Monroe could dance feeling the vibrations of sound. He maintained a fairly normal life in spite of this handicap.
He was very friendly and well liked by everyone.
He married Wilma Lefler July 4, 1942 Evanston, Wyo,
Their children were:
Gerald Ray (Gary) Lefler
Shari Pedersen McDonald
Later divorced on Mar 30, 1949
He married Rosella Hargrove Aug 15, 1952,
They had twin girls in 1953
Wilma Pedersen McDonald. (Twin)
Wilda Pedersen Street. (Twin)
Monroe Karl Pedersen passed away Dec 31, 1998 from a long illness in the Wasatch County Hospital.
Born April 21, 1920, in Provo, to Alma Sr. and Jennie Wheeler Pedersen. Member of the LDS Church. Retired June 6, 1975, from Hill Air Force after 30 years of service as a mechanic. Member of the Midway FOE #3777 where he was treasurer for 14 years. Received an award from Utah State Hall of Fame for his dedication and outstanding for the Heber Aeries Club. He lived his family very much and he will be missed so much. We Love you Daddy.
Survived by daughters: Wilma McDonald and Wilda Street, both of Heber City. Brother, Clarence Pedersen, Park City. Sisters: Ruth (Ted) Staker, Park City; Norma Cowin and Donna (Del) Alvey, Salt Lake City; Carol (Ken) Colovich, Midway; Ethel (Tom) Dudley, Heber City. Preceded in death by brothers: Alma Jr., Ray and Rex; sisters: Betty, Ellen, and Lola; son Richard, daughter Shari; two great-grandsons, Bryan and Tyler.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan 4 at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Hime in Heber City. interment was in the Heber City Cemeter
Siblings and Self:
Alma Henry Pedersen,Jr (1919-1996)
Monroe Karl Pedersen (1920-1998)
Ray Leroy Pedersen (1922-1954)
Rex Melvin Pedersen (1923-1994)
Clarence Norman Pedersen (1924-2004)
Erma Ruth Pedersen Staker (1926-2009)
Norma Pedersen Cowin (1928- )
Betty Jean Pedersen Nyman (1930-1954)
Lola Maxine Pedersen Averson (1932-1982)
Jennie Ellen Pedersen (1934-1934)
Donna Pedersen Alvey (1936- )
Carol Pedersen Colovich (1941-2013)
Ethel Pedersen Dudley (19xx- )
Alma Henry Pedersen (1895 - 1960)
Jennie Wheeler Pedersen (1901 - 1979)
Rosella Marie Hargrove Pedersen (1915 - 1967)*
Wilma Leola Lefler Martinez (1921 - 1989)*
Richard Monroe Pedersen (1943 - 1968)*
Shari Marlene Pedersen McDonald (1947 - 1992)*
Alma Henry Pedersen (1919 - 1996)*
Monroe Karl Pedersen (1920 - 1998)
Ray Leroy Pedersen (1921 - 1954)*
Rex Melvin Pedersen (1923 - 1994)*
Clarence Norman Pedersen (1924 - 2004)*
Erma Ruth Pedersen Staker (1926 - 2009)*
Betty Jean Pedersen Nyman (1930 - 1954)*
Lola Maxine Pedersen Averson (1932 - 1982)*
Jennie Ellen Pedersen (1934 - 1935)*
Carol Marie Pedersen Colovich (1941 - 2013)*
Heber City Cemetery
Created by: Clifford Harold Pedersen
Record added: Jan 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83919700