Clark Everice Bronson

3/10/1939 ~ 5/21/2020

Clark Everice Bronson, 81, born March 10, 1939 in Kamas, Utah, passed away at his home in Fairview, UT on May 21, 2020. His parents, Guy Everice Bronson and Lerean Fitzgerald Bronson preceded him in death. He married Pauline Joyce Turnbow on September 18, 1958 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Clark studied art at Art Instruction Schools and the University of Utah. Arnold Friberg was his finest teacher. Clark was a member of the National Sculpture Society, Society of Animal Artists, Northwest Rendezvous Group, Cowboy Hall of Fame and National Academy of Western Art. During his career, Clark received many recognitions and awards. His watercolor, oil and charcoal illustrations appeared on advertisements, magazine covers, Christmas cards, calendars, etc. In addition, he illustrated three books for Rand McNally, but perhaps Clark is best known for his bronze sculptures of birds and animals. For many years they have been purchased by numerous collectors throughout the United States. Clark was a gentleman. He will be remembered for his wisdom, integrity, kindness, faith, and his love of family, animals and beautiful places. He and Pauline filmed wildlife while living on their boat, the Sea Runner, in Alaska for about 30 summers. Clark made several videos from the footage they took. He will be missed by his wife of nearly 62 years, Pauline, and his three children, Jeffrey (Brooke) Bronson, Heidi (Leon Dorscher) Bronson, and Perry (Leslie) Bronson. Two sisters, Dixie Gibbons and Peggy (Don) Butcher survive him, as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday May 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m in Fairview City Cemetery in Fairview, Utah. We thank family members and Hospice workers for their outstanding service in caring for Clark.

8 Responses to “Clark Everice Bronson”

  1. Terry & Blake Madsen says:

    Dear Pauline–we arrived home from camping & this morning was the first we heard of Clark’s passing–we’re so sorry for you–you two made the most magnificent team, both in marriage as well as professionally. When I first met you, I thought “that is one of the most darling, exciting, and cheerful person I’ve met! ” Then finding out all the accomplishments of Clark just was astounding! Here I had used his nature books as a teacher, and discovered how charming, talented, and FEARLESS he was (and is, since we believe life goes on in Heaven). But the most amazing thing about his life to me was how you tagged along through Alaska back country, helping carry oodles of photography equipment to capture the touching and even dangerous photos that were part of his great Art legacy. His was a life well lived.

    • Hi Terry and Blake, Just a note to thank you for your email and remembrances about Clark and me. I know Clark loved both of you and appreciated everything you did for him at the museum. He was hoping to go riding with you on one of your horses, Blake. Darn, time flies by and throws all kinds of surprises at us. Sad that he didn’t get to do so many of the things he had hoped to enjoy. I’m sure he’s in a better place. I look forward to seeing both of you. Thanks again for your wonderful message to me.
      Pauline

  2. Allen Nelson says:

    Pauline, I am sorry to find that you have lost Clark. I want to express my dearest condolences to you and your family. Clark was a friend and I appreciated the time that both of you allowed me to come and visit. I have thought of you both often in the last few months but didn’t want to intrude with the health risks that has been a concern. Clark will be dearly missed by me and the staff at the Museum. I really appreciated the time spent in redoing the area where his art is exhibited at our Museum, especially getting to know you.

    • Hi Allen, Just want to thank you for your email and condolences to me and our family. You have been wonderful to Clark and me. We have always appreciated everything you have done for us and for the museum. Hope to see you soon–hope you can come to Clark’s service at the cemetery tomorrow at 11 a.m. Love from me (and from Clark),
      Pauline
      P.S. Hope you are feeling your best.

  3. Ron and Kathie Giles says:

    Pauline and family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Clark. Clark was such a good man and a dear friend. I appreciate the advice Clark would give me with my paintings. We will miss him, but we will always remember him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love you Pauline,

  4. Donald Lyster says:

    Pauline
    Ever since we met you and Clark have inspired me
    The world has lost a gentle giant
    A very talented giant
    Clark was an “animal whisperer”
    The animals sensed his goodness As well as yours
    He will be missed
    We may have lost him in this life but not in the life to come
    You will be his partner again
    Unfortunately the whole world may not experience a Clark Bronson but those that have and yet will cannot help but be blessed
    Clark has left his mark thanks to you
    Please know your loved along with Clark
    Reach out if you need anything at all
    Love you

  5. From the Lowell W Walker and his wife Helena in Woodland, these past twenty five years, we send our love and condolence. We love the Bronson and Turnbow families.

  6. Louise Barrett Kingston says:

    Hi Pauline,

    I just found out about Clark’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. You both have been such a huge influence and blessing in my life! I would not be who I am today without both of your examples and willingness to reach out to me while in those teen and young adult years. I hope you will be blessed with the Savior’s peace and comfort. Please let Jeff, Heidi, and Perry know how sorry I am for their loss, too! Take care and prayers your way:). Love, Louise

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