Richard D. Bronson 63, of Pendleton died Monday July 26, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. He was born April 8, 1958 in Pendleton, Oregon. Viewing will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Washat Service to be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 7:00 pm at The Ranch 49750 River Road. Final Seven will be Friday July 30, 2021 - 7:00 am at The Ranch 49750 River Road. Followed by Burial at Agency Cemetery.
Richard David Bronson 4/8/58 – 7/26/21 Richard Bronson weighed 11lb 15oz when he was born April 8, 1958 to Virgil Bronson and L. Videll (Burke) Bronson of Pendleton, OR. He was raised at Cayuse on the families horse ranch. Richard won his first horse race at the age of 9 in Boise, Id. He won many races following until he couldn’t make the required weight anymore at age 12. In 1981 he married Karlene J. Brehm, they later divorced. Together they had three children Jesse, Kylie, and Billy. He shared his love for horses with them, as well as sports and the outdoors. In 1987, Richard and his family moved to Thorne Bay, Alaska. He worked at the sorting yard stacking logs ready for export. He later worked in southern Alaska running a loader. In 1992 they moved back to Cayuse and he worked for CTUIR in Maintenance. Richard worked as a logger, heavy equipment operator, and built grain bins. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, racing horses, team roping, and chasing wild horses. He was a horseman. One of his favorite horses he bought from the killer pen. She was a beautiful paint horse, and would only allow Richard to ride her. He named her Laurie Darlin. Survivors include: Ex wife: Karlene Hatley. Children: Byron Sam of Omak, Jesse, Kylie, and Billy Bronson of Pendleton and grandchildren Tyler, Blake, Cohen, Winn, Jessa, Laykin, Baylor, Taitym, and Maclyn. Sisters: Verna Patrick, and Lawanda Bronson as well as nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his father Virgil Bronson, mother L. Videll (Burke) Bronson, sister Violet Burke McGuire, & brothers Ronald Bronson, Wendell Bronson, Vern Bronson, and Bryson (Bub) Bronson.
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