Dr. Morris T. "Ted" Bronstad, Jr., passed away on January 20, 2016 at his residence in Clifton with his family by his side.
An inurnment service was held at 2:00 P. M., Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Columbarium, 2700 McPherson Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.
Memorial services were Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., at the Clifton First Presbyterian Church, 211 South Avenue G, Clifton, Texas 76634, with Rev. Clint Schofield officiating. A reception followed the service in the church fellowship hall.
Dr. Bronstad was born on February 25, 1921 in Denison, Texas to Morris Theodore Bronstad, Sr. and Leta Woody Bronstad. His father and twin brother, Conrad Gulbrand, and his ten brothers and sisters were all born and raised in the Clifton and Cranfills Gap area.
Ted was a graduate of Denison High School, Kemper Military Academy, the University of Texas, and Southwestern Medical School.
He served his country in the U. S. Army in Japan at the end of WWII and later in the U. S. Air Force in Victoria, Texas during the Korean conflict.
Ted and Ruth Leane Hunt of Dallas were united in marriage on December 20, 1946 in Dallas. To this marriage three sons were born, Morris Theodore, III (Marty), Christopher Hunt (Chris), and David Karl. Leane died in Fort Worth on July 14, 1969. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Karl, 5 years ago.
On March 18, 1972, Dr. Bronstad and long-time family friend, Betty G. McReynolds, were married in Fort Worth. With the addition of Betty's three sons from her marriage with the late John E. Thomason, the family now included John E. Jr., William Lee (Bill), and David Winn.
Dr. Bronstad was a family physician, practicing medicine in Fort Worth for 50 years. In 2002, Ted and Betty moved to a quiet country home near Cranfills Gap, not far from Ted's grandfather's (C. O. Bronstad) homestead. Ted and Betty moved to Clifton in 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bronstad of Clifton; their children, Marty Bronstad of Houston, Chris Bronstad and wife, Colleen, of Gig Harbor, Washington, John Thomason of Tool, Texas, Bill Thomason and wife, Carolyn, of Cranfills Gap and David Thomason and wife, Donna, of Ft. Worth; three grandchildren, many relatives, and many, many friends.
Words of comfort and peace may be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are being handled by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.