Rev. Emery J. RoyEmery Joseph Roy was born on September 9, 1921, in St. John, ND. He was the younger of two children born to Finley and Agnes Roy.
Emery graduated from high school in St. John in 1938. During World War II he served in Europe as a radio operator in General George Patton's Third Army. Following the war he attended Jamestown College, in Jamestown, ND, and graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1999 Emery was inducted into the Jamestown College Alumni Association Hall of Fame.