FLORENCE – Ronald Roy Bromley, 73, of Florence, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family and Partners in Home Care Hospice of Missoula. Ron was born in Helena on April 23, 1942, to Katherine Bromley and Bill Lothrope. He was raised in Rosebud by his loving grandparents who taught him the value of hard work and honesty. Ron worked on various farms and ranches while attending Rosebud High school, from which he graduated in 1960.
Ron was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. His lifelong occupation was in law enforcement in Rosebud County for 31 years, where he was well liked and respected.
In March of 1960, Ron Married Sharron Reid of Rosebud and to this union they had two daughters, Jaci (Smiley) Smith and Brenda (Matt) Marden. They were later divorced.
On July 2, 1983, Ron married his high School friend, Claira Fahrenbruck Holmes. This marriage added three more to his family, Debbra Rice, Mark (Patti) Holmes and Sheri (Rod) Stroppel. Ron and Claira also raised two grandsons, Sean and Jackson Rice, whom they adopted in 2014.
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In 2001, Ron and Claira moved to the beautiful Bitterroot Valley to be closer to their grandchildren. They loved their new home, and Ron always took pride in his beautiful yard. Ron’s family was his pride and joy, which included his children, and his many grandchildren, Robert Woelich, Niki Harstad, Alex Child, Chaunci Rowan, Talia Buck, Anthony and Brent Stroppel, Sean and Jackson Rice; his two great-granddaughters, Ariauna Barrus and Kinsley Rownan, and his three step-great-grandchildren, Hunter, Gunner and Tymber Child.
Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, his brother, Gary Morer; and his brother-in-law Dee Cherry.
Ron is survived by his wife, Claira; his two daughters, Jaci and Brenda; his stepdaughters, Sheri and Debra; his stepson, Mark and his only sister, Donna Cherry.
Pastor David Blackwell will be officiating an open house reception for our friends and family at the Bromley home at 183 Courtyard Way, Florence, on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. and a funeral service will be held in Ron’s home town of Forsyth on Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 1 p.m. It will be held at Stevenson’s and Son’s Funeral Home, 245 West Wind Lane, Forsyth. Condolences may be left for the family at dalyleachchapel.com.