Ted Curtis Bronson [Courtesy photo]

Ted Curtis Bronson, age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, at the Canyonlands Care Center in Moab.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Bluff, Utah, to Julius C. and Mary J. Bronson. He grew up in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School in 1943. Directly he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as part of the CBs (Construction Battalion) on Manus Island, which is part of the Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea, and is the largest of the Admiralty Islands.

Upon returning home, he married Margaret Robson on September 20, 1946. Settling in Monticello, they raised two boys, Michael and David.

Bronson got a job with the U.S. Department of Energy, which required the family to move for a few years to a trailer camp near White Canyon where he ran the uranium sampling plant. Upon returning to Monticello, Bronson worked for the San Juan County Road Department, where he was a heavy equipment operator running a Motor Grader. He retired after 28 years.

Bronson, along with his beloved wife Margaret, enjoyed an active life that included spending time with good friends skiing, golfing, hiking, Jeeping and camping. He was a private person who had a great sense of humor, and a friendly greeting for all he met.

He is survived by his youngest son, David; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and his oldest son, Michael. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Monticello Cemetery, and casual wear is encouraged. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.