Elwyn Friend Ardourel
1926 - 1997
Elwyn Ardourel joined the Voice of Prophecy King's Herald's quartet as first tenor in 1949, while still a pre-dental student. Bob Edwards, a member of the quartet, would later observe that Ardourel had "a great voice and was a fine musician." Although he sang briefly in the VOP quartet, leaving when he became aware of the turmoil that was occurring in the music program at that time, he later participated in the King's Herald's fortieth anniversary concerts in 1978.
He completed his studies in dentistry and established a practice in Denver, Colorado, where he was a dentist for 34 years (1954 -1988).
Born in Boulder, Colorado, he was raised by his mother, Bernice Ethel Friend Ardourel (Johnson). He married Evelyn M. Poppe in 1946 and they would have two daughters and a son. Ardourel was living in Denver at the time of his death at age 71.
Sources: 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Family Search International Genealogical Index v5.0; Obituary, Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO, 3 August 1997; Program listing of King's Heralds members provided at the time of the 40th Anniversary concerts in November 1978; Robert E. Edwards, H.M.S. Richards, Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1998, 226,227.