Obituary: Earline Alice Bronn, May 1, 1937, to Aug. 20, 2018
She was tiny and fierce. She was loving and loyal and lively. She was an amazing daughter, wife, sister, mom, aunt, grandma, great-grandma and friend to the end. She lived life on her own terms until her very last day.
Earline Alice Bronn died peacefully in her tiny home that her loving family had built for her on Monday, Aug. 20. She lost a 30-year-long battle with melanoma.
Earline Alice Robinson was born on May 1, 1937, in Long Beach, California, to parents John and Verdie. She grew up in Long Beach, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, John Bronn. They moved to Colorado in 1981 with their daughter Stacey, their third and youngest child, in tow. In the next few years, their boys Steven and David would follow to Colorado to raise their families and be near their mom and dad.
Earline always considered herself the “oldest wallpaper hanger in the valley,” and her wallpaper business was very successful as the valley grew. She and John built their first home in Lake Creek in 1981 and then moved to Homestead in the late ’90s to be near the tennis courts and finally to Eagle in 2002 to be close to their kids and grandkids.
Family meant everything to John and Earline, and they were incredibly devoted parents and grandparents, not only to their own, but also to every single one of their kids’ and grandkids’ friends. So many people in the valley knew Earline as grandma, and equally as many considered her their second mother. She loved and worried about all of her kids and grandkids, biological or not, equally and unequivocally.
John and Earline resided in Eagle until John died in February 2017, shortly after celebrating 60 years of marriage with his beloved wife. After John died, Earline’s children built a tiny home for her in the backyard of she and John’s home, where she resided for the last year of her life. She designed and decorated it herself, and every one of her kids and grandkids had a part in helping to build it.
She loved it so very much and it brought her so much joy to be close to her family and get to see them as much as she liked. She loved all of the activity that went on around her home, as kids and grandkids came and went, and was always ready to offer a visitor a meal, a story and her company in her beautiful home.
Earline will be missed more than words can say. Her spirit and her guidance will forever be in the hearts of her loved ones.
Earline is survived by her sister Mary Lu (Mike) Hole, her children Steven (Dede) Bronn, David (Pam) Bronn and Stacey (Ed) Coulter, all of Eagle; her grandchildren Jenny (Jason) Vargas, Rich (Jenn) Osborn, Michelle (Nate) Kaspar, Kathryn Bronn, Cody, Tanner and Sara Coulter (fiance Jordan Mastalerz), Olivia (fiance Greg Bosley), Adam and Andrew Asavei; and great-grandchildren Lane Bronn, Brooklyn and Justin Vargas, Jacob, Wyatt and Owen Osborn and Chloe Kaspar. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as cousins and friends who will miss her vibrant and lovable ways.
Earline’s family would like to thank all of her family and friends who have been so incredibly kind during this difficult time. They would also like to extend a special thanks to HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley and especially Earline’s nurse, Tammy, and aide, Sierra, who were amazing to both Earline and the entire family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Earline’s name to Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1977, Avon, CO 81620. Swift Eagle meant a lot to Earline, as many of her dear friends of this valley were instrumental in the organization and Earline was always a big supporter.