Letters home from Cpl. Monroe Beach, of Rayville, during WWII 1943 | 1945

Letter home from Cpl. Monroe BeachLetter home from Cpl. Monroe Beach Sat, Oct 2, 1943 – 4 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

Another letter was written by Cpl. Beach in 1945.

Letter home from Sgt. Monroe Beach from European theater.Letter home from Sgt. Monroe Beach from European theater. Sat, Aug 11, 1945 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

I also came across Mr. Beach’s obituary from many years later. 


Monroe “Monte” Beach, 91, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls from complications of surgery. 

Mr. Beach was born in Rayville, Louisiana. He moved to Idaho in 1958. He was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. He was a member many years of the Idaho Old Time Fiddlers. 

Monte and his first wife, Willie, married August 1, 1942. He later married Nancy Taylor on June 30, 1984. 

He is survived by his sons, Shelton (Beverly) Beach and Phil Beach both of Blackfoot; daughters, Stella (Milford) Chase of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ellen (Jeff) May of Richland, Washington; stepdaughter, Toni Faurote of Blackfoot; brother, Mose Beach; two sisters, Betty Wilcox and Fannie (Tinker) Farmer; and many grand children, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren left behind who love their grandpa. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; first wife, Willie; son, Delton; and grandson, Monte. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

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