Bruce Pascoe Moncrieff
Bruce P. Moncrieff, 81, died Nov. 13, 2008, in Mesa, Ari., after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1926, and grew up in Detroit. He attended Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for six years, and then continued to Yale, graduating in 1953. During this time he served two separate two-year terms in the military service (Army and National Guard).
He went to Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in 1956 with a master of divinity degree. Later in life he earned a master of sacred theology degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass.
He was ordained deacon in 1956 and priest in 1957, and served 19 parishes throughout his 51-year ministry (Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts). He was an interim specialist in a number of these parishes. His longest ministry was rector at Calvary Church in Golden, for 21 years. He retired five times, he just couldn’t stop! He finally entered the “velvet years” of permanent retirement in 2007 after celebrating the completion of a new church building with the congregation of All Saints’ in Parachute.
Bruce’s brief retirement was spent in Tucson and Mesa, Ariz., which he enjoyed immensely.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son Kenneth Moncrieff; daughter Kathleen Moncrieff; sister Norah (Jack) Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother Frederick Moncrieff.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to LIFT-UP, P.O. Box 1213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
Two memorial services will be held. The first at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden; and the second at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Parachute.
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