1948 - 2009

Vicki Norene (Deruy) Bronson was born November 5, 1948, in Oakland, Calif.†

Three weeks later she was adopted by Norvelle R. and Darlene E. Deruy of Pittsburg, Kansas.†

She left this earthly existence on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, after a ten-year long battle against breast cancer.†

Vicki was a 1966 graduate of College High School at Pittsburg, Kan., attended Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg, Kan., and Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Okla.

It was during her time at Crawford County Sheriff Department that she met and married Rick Bronson.†† They were married on October 2, 1981, at Arma, Kan.,† The couple later made their home in Grove, where they have remained for over 25 years.

Vickiís desire to help others is† evidenced by the donation of her body to the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. Her corneas were donated to the Lions Eye and Tissue Donation program.† In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Oklahoma Kennel Club, PO Box 7212, Grove, OK 74344 or the Grand Lake Baptist Assembly Capital Improvement Campaign, 1428 W 63 St, Grove, OK 74344.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Delaware Baptist Church, at 7 p.m.Tuesday, December 8, 2009, with Rev. Gary Bishop officiating.

The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.