OBITUARY: Thomas James Bronson Sr.

Thomas James Bronson Sr.

July 20, 1936 ~ February 1, 2021

Thomas James Bronson Sr. was born on July 20, 1936, in Ontario, Oregon, to Otto and Loise (Domby) Bronson. He passed away in Boise Idaho due to heart complications on Feb. 1, 2021. 

Tom grew up on the family ranch, northeast of Ironside, Oregon, on Willow Creek. He and his little sister Lavelle attended grade school in Malheur City and Grouse Creek. He graduated high school in Ontario in 1955. In 1958, he joined the US Air National Guard of Idaho as a fuel supply specialist. When en route to basic training in Texas, the charter plane that he was in iced up and crashed. Tom and another Airman were able to get to a nearby ranch to get help. He was honorably discharged in 1964 . . .