VIrigil Dale Bronson

Born: Tue., Nov. 17, 1953
Died: Sat., Oct. 2, 2010

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Virgil D. Bronson - a resident of Gibbon died on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He was 56 years old. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Virgil was born on November 17, 1953 in Pendleton, Oregon to Tillman "Ted" and Dixie Simpson Bronson. He attended Thornhollow Grade School, Athena Grade School, and McEwen High School. In 1970 he enlisted into the U.S. Navy, where he served his country during the Vietnam War as a Boiler Technician. Following his honorable discharge from the service he worked for a time in construction. He then worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a welder for 26 years, and finally he was employed by the Tribal Transfer Station until 2007, when injuries sustained in an automobile accident forced his early retirement. He married Jody Lammey, the couple had a son and that marriage later ended. He married Sue Phelps, they had a daughter, and that marriage later ended. On December 31, 2001 he married Randee Exferd in Gibbon, Oregon. Virgil loved spending time in the mountains; fishing and hunting, looking mushrooms as well as arrowheads and antiques. He loved animals and power wagons. His favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends. Virgil is survived by his wife Randee Bronson at the home in Gibbon, OR, his mother Dixie Bronson of Gibbon, OR, his children; Aaron Bronson of Pilot Rock, OR, and Justine Bronson of Pendleton, OR, his sisters; Sara Haskett of Echo, OR, Teddi Bronson of Gibbon, OR, and Patty Hall of Athena, OR, his grandchildren; Kegan, Kyler, Sean and Stephanie, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his loving companions Jake, Kittymouse and Thomasina. He was preceded in death by his father Ted Bronson.

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Keo Ros & Keera Gray
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
Virgil you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bronson Family.

Cindy Anderson
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Virgil but I feel like I know him through Randee. Randee and I work for Community Bank, she in Pendleton and I in Joseph. She would keep me informed on Virgils progress - the good and the bad. Randee, you know to call me when ever you need to talk. I'm thinking of you and the family. Cindy

Meghan Snow
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ashleigh Rauch
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
I am so sorry for this family. I am thinking of Aaron and especially Justine. I was close to this whole family and my heart is with them

Melinda Alexander
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
I am glad that I got the privilege to know Virgil. His smile and his laugh will be apart of my good memories of him. God Bless you all

Tana Cossitt Boyer
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
Virgil u will be missed my dad and him were good friends.

Marla Charlton
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
For the entire Bronson family- I am so sorry for your loss. Virgil was a kind hearted, gentle soul whose passion for the outdoors I always admired. May he rest in peace. I know he will be forever missed by those who loved him. My deepest condolences, Marla

Laura Gaines
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Debra Eggebrecht
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
hi there sorry to hear about this!! God bless u all

Jennifer Exferd Wickman
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Aunt Randee, I am so sorry for the loss of Virgil. You are in my thoughts and prayers. All my Love, Jennifer

Stephanie Heyrman
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Hi Aunt Randee....So very sorry for you loss of Virigil. Thinking of you and sending you my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Wish I could have met him. Sending you big hugs all the way from WI....Hope you can feel them. Love and miss you very much Stephanie Heyrman

Tammy tlbpta@yahoo.com
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
My condolences to Virgil's Dear Family, During this time of great sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. I too know the pain of losing someone dear. Even though our hearts are broken, rest assure that our Grand Creator cares about you personally 1Peter5:7 and can help you though this difficult time. Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time soon when God will do away with death forever. There will be no more sorrow, heartache, or pain. May your happy memories and sure scriptural hope comfort your hearts during this painful time.

Jackie Roskom
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Aunt Randee im so sorry to here about your husband. My thoughts and prayer are with you. May the love you shared sustain yuo through this time of sorrow. May your memories soothe you, your friends comfort yu, and your family's strengh help your heart begin to heal. Thinking of you with warmth and caring. All our love Scott Jackie Abby Riley & Brady Roskom. Lots of hugs from me to you Love Jackie

Greg Blanc
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
My prayers are with the Bronson Family

Candy
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Dearest Aunt Randee & family, The Brassfield clan is thinking of you during this time and wishing we could be there to support you! Christ is the desire of nations, the joy of angels, the delight of the Father. What solace then must that soul be filled with, that has the possession of Him to all eternity! John Bunyan May Virgil be at peace in his eternal home! All our love, Candy & family

Beverly Phelps
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Virgil fought a courageous battle for several years. When I visited with him at Bi Mart, I just marveled at his positive attitude. You can be very proud of him and cherish the memories you have of Virgil.

Polly & Ken Exferd
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Dearest Randee and Bronson Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss. Virgil sounded like a great man and sure do wish we could have met one another. Sounds like he loved life and most of all, nature. What a gift. He touched our hearts thru your emails. We never know why things happen the way they do, but do know that we are thinking of you and send our love, hugs and continued prayers for comfort, understanding, healing of broken hearts, and everlasting peace. God be with you during this difficult time. All our Love, Polly and Ken

Ron &Jodie Montigue
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
To the Bronson family we were very sorry to hear about Vlrigil He was a great friend and will be greatley miss Ron& Jodie

Butch and Colleen Clark
   Posted Wed October 06, 2010
Aunt Dixie,Randee and family, I am so sorry to hear about Virgil.My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.Please know Butch would have liked to have been there.He is having a hard time w/this...My heart is hurting for all...my condolences to all. Love, Butch and Colleen Clark

Mr. Bobby J. Benton
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
My condolences to the family and friends of Virgil. He will surely be missed.

Beverly Qualls
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
My deepest condolences.

Penny Qualls
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Dear Dixie and family, I will really miss Virgil, he was always a good friend and a great member of the family. We shared alot of good and bad times. My heart gose out to all of you! Love,Penny

Keena Qualls
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Virgil was a great guy.

Staci & Andy Roberts
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Virgil will be missed so much we always enjoyed his presents when we crossed eachothers path, he was a fun guy to hang out with! our prayers go out the family and friends he has left behind, peace and love Staci and Andy Roberts

Jess and Marissa at Keystone
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.

Phyllis Hardtke Logan
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Randee, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May it comfort you to know that there is support with you in the thoughts and prayers of so many people right now, even those of us from a distance.

Jerry & Sharon Weathers
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
To the Virgil Bronson Family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Virgil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry & Sharon Weathers

Joyce Hardtke Smies
   Posted Fri October 08, 2010
Randee, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Know that you are thought of and prayed for often. Love to you, Joyce Hardtke Smies

Lynne Mildenberger Lindberg
   Posted Fri October 08, 2010
Dear Dixie and family. I think of you often and was sadden to hear of Virgil's death. Brian had told he was ill. I hope his love for you and memories will comfort and support you as you celebrate his life and mourn his absence- Love Lynne Lindberg

Dwight & Pixi
   Posted Fri October 08, 2010
May God carry you on his wings, in a joyful flight. You will be greatly missed.

Judy Hardtke Block
   Posted Fri October 08, 2010
Randee, Buddy and I want you to know that we were very sorry to hear of your loss. You are being held in our hearts and in our prayers. May God bless you with many, many wonderful memories. Judy & Buddy

Tawni Holtzman Clark
   Posted Fri October 15, 2010
You will be deeply missed and never forgotten! I have so many great memories from when I was a little girl and how much fun you were. My dadButchmisses his best friend too!

Shana Simpsom
   Posted Wed November 17, 2010
Sorry We Could Not Be there!!!!!! You Will BE Greatly Missed Virgil!!! We Love And Miss You !!! Angie & Shana and Children!!!

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