Bron Forrest Day was born a poor black child in Caldwell, Idaho on January 14th, 1949. After a long-fought battle, he passed away on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from complications related to the Wuhan China Virus.
As a young man he was employed in the logging industry, fought fires around Valley County, worked on ranches and farms, worked at Cascade Auto, and became a law enforcement officer. He worked for Valley County Sheriff, Cascade Police Department, and ultimately retired from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office with a combined thirty years in law enforcement.
After retirement, he moved back to Cascade where he always considered his home, regardless of where he resided. He thoroughly enjoyed being retired and enjoyed taking advantage of being in the mountain environment. A respectful Christian man, Bron always did the right thing, for the right reasons.
Bron adored his family and is survived by his daughter Darlin’, son Festus, three grandchildren, and brother Larry. Bron always said, “we’re burnin’ daylight”, “...but can she cook?”, and “we’re not lost, we’re on a Day trip!” Another one of his favorite sayings was “Just trying to help!” and always loved ‘U-turns’!
He had a great sense of adventure and loved the roadtrips that he took with his family. Going to Guam for a month and his two-week vacation in Alaska were trips he always cherished. He was always up for adventure and soaked in every new place he visited.
Bron was very well liked by all who encountered him; even inmates in the jail had the utmost respect for him when situations arose that Bron handled with aplomb. He had a sense of humor that was unlike many others, based on real-world knowledge and understanding.
He was the smartest man we knew, a poet and scholar, he was always reading and studying philosophy, theology, and history. He taught his children and grandchildren many lessons that they will never forget, all with patience and grace.
Seriously, Bron was short in stature, but conducted himself in a larger-than-life boldness of character that leaves us all envious and desirous to lead a similar life.
Bron will be sorrowfully missed, and never replaced. We love you now and forever until we meet again.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to head out into the great Idaho outdoors and have a picnic under a Ponderosa tree.
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