Gordon Bronleewe
Gordon Bronleewe

February 7, 1926November 22, 2005 (79 years old)
February 7, 1926November 22, 2005


Gordon H. Bronleewe

Born in Portland, Oregon on February 7, 1926 departed on November 22, 2005 and resided in Camp Verde, Arizona.

Gordon H. Bronleewe, 79 years old, was born February 7, 1926 to Thomas G. and Martha (Boehi) Bronleewe in Portland, Oregon. He died November 22, 2005 at his home in Camp Verde, Arizona.

Gordon was married to Fern Mulder in 1949 who preceded him in death in 1965, and he married Jean Jacoby in 1966.

He was an Eagle Scout and Scout leader in the BSA and loved the outdoors. Gordon graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1944 and served in the US Army from 1945 to 1946. He attended Oregon State University in the fall of 1946.

With the help of his father, he purchased Standard Monument Company in Hillsboro, Oregon, at which time he founded Oregon Memorials. In 1959 he purchased Fir Lawn Cemetery, along with inventing and founding Permavase. He, along with his children, founded Bronleewe-Bass Funeral Home in 1985 and Elite Granite and Marble in 1986. All are located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

He owned and operated Oregon Memorials, Fir Lawn Cemetery, Bronleewe- Bass Funeral Home, Elite Granite and Marble and Permavase until his retirement.

He served as President of the Pacific Northwest Monument Dealers and was involved with the Cemetery Association of Oregon.

He was actively involved in Horse 4H, Boys Brigade, and The Baptist Church.

He moved to Arizona in 2001.

He is survived by his wife Jean Bronleewe, sons and daughters, Sam and Bonnie Bronleewe, Jennie Bronleewe, Dan and Julie Bronleewe, Tim and Paula Bronleewe, daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Kent Sturgeon, and foster daughter Vicki Olds.  He also had 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Thomas and Loren, and son Thomas L. Bronleewe.

Services will be held at 3 pm, Friday, December 2, 2005, at Sonrise Church in Hillsboro, Oregon. A private service was held in Camp Verde, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Thomas L. Bronleewe Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Bronleewe Inc., 1299 NE 25th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon, 97124 or to the Vernonia Community Church 957 State Avenue, Vernonia, Oregon, 97064.