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Ronald Brenton

Ronald Leon Brenton

Saturday, May 28th, 1949 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Obituary

Ronald Leon Brenton
May 28, 1949 - September 5, 2019

Ronald L. "Ronnie" Brenton, Technical Sergeant (Retired), USAF passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at 11:45 a.m., on September 05, 2019 in Loma, CO.

Ronnie was born on May 28, 1949 in Rangely, Colorado to Dean and Lavada Brenton. He graduated from Rangely High School in 1967. After school Ronnie worked in oil fields until he joined the United States Air Force on August 21st, 1968. He served in the Vietnam War, Upon returning to U.S. soil he was married and had three children. Ronnie was stationed in California, Wyoming, Texas, Alaska, and Arizona. Ronnie retired Honorably September 01, 1988 as a highly skilled and decorated C-130 Hercules Flight Engineer who flew missions throughout the world. After retiring from the Air Force, Ronnie relocated to Grand Junction, CO and started a second career as a Mail Handler with the US Postal Service. Ronnie married his beloved wife Lodema "Dee" and traveled in their RV spending time with family and friends. They relocated to Quartzsite, Arizona in 2014 and spent many summers Camp Hosting in Oregon at Timothy Lake.

Ronnie had many professional accomplishments but he is best known for his outstanding character. He was a gentleman of great integrity, wisdom, caring, and generosity. Ronnie was known for his caring nature and great sense of humor. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandpa, Son and Brother; and loving man who cared deeply for his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and attended car shows with "Daddy's Lil' Sweetheart". His presence and his enormous sense of humor will be profoundly missed by his family and friends and all those he touched over the course of his incredible life. You are our hero, Ronnie. We will miss you and love you always and forever!

Ronnie is survived by his beloved wife Lodema "Dee" Brenton; sons Paul Brenton (Laura), Curtis Brenton (Jeannie); daughter DeAnna Crabb (Brett), Step-sons Benjamin Burket, (Esmeralda) and Shawn Burket (Selena). Brother Richard Brenton (Liz). 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Lavada Brenton, brother William "Bill" Brenton, sister Janet Brenton, and granddaughter Sierra Brenton.

Visitation and Funeral Service are scheduled for Friday, September 20th, 2019 at Victory Life Church, 2066 Highway 6&50. Fruita, CO.
Visitation from 10-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at The Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 2830 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junction, CO. Reception at Victory Life Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Ronald Brenton Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Victory Life Church
    Address
    2066 Hwy 6&50
    FRUITA, CO 81521
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  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Victory Life Church
    Address
    2066 Hwy 6&50
    FRUITA, CO 81521
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado
    Address
    2830 Riverside Parkway
    GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
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  • Reception

    Location
    Victory Life Church
    Address
    2066 Highway 6&50
    FRUITA, CO 81521
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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