Quentin Dale “Red” Brosious


(Mar. 6, 2009)

Quentin Dale “Red” Brosious died March 6, 2009 at Powell Valley Care Center.          

Quentin was born Feb.13, 1925 at Kane, Wyo, the eldest son of Joseph Frederick and Bertha Pearl (Roberts) Brosious. His elementary education was in Kane, with high school at Lovell. During his high school years he worked part-time at Great Western Sugar Co. and for C.B. & Q. Railroad.

He enlisted in the Navy, and he served in the Asiatic-Pacific area. Most of his service time was spent with the U.S. Fleet Hospital on Guam and Samara. In 1946, Quentin went to work as a lineman with Big Horn R.E.A. Then, in 1948, he accepted the job of line superintendent for Garland Light and Power, retiring in 1991 after 43 years.

He married Wilma Jennie Strite in Cody on June 14, 1948. They had four children Bob (Pam) Brosious of Wenatchee, Wash., Dean (Marianne) Brosious of Craig, Colo., Barb (Steve) Knopp of Cody, and Dusty (Terri) Brosious of Powell. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Over the years Quentin held memberships in the American Legion, V.F.W. and the Good Sam Club, among others, and served as a Boy Scout leader. He helped organize the Powell Elks Lodge, acting as its first Exalted Ruler in 1964. He was also instrumental in organizing and participating in the Honor Guard. Though he enjoyed various hobbies, time spent with family was the most precious.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Spencer and sister-in-law, Gloria.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at United Methodist Church in Powell. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, followed by an Elks memorial service and reception at the Powell Elks Lodge. Memorials to Powell Valley Care Center or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.