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Ron Branca

Profile Updated: October 21, 2018
Residing In
Draper, UT USA
Spouse/Partner
Jeneil
Occupation
PGA Golf Professional
Military Service
Air National Guard  
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Graduated from the ā€œUā€ in 1973. Turned professional in 1973. Was the golf professional at Rose Park for 17 years, then moved to Wingpointe for 4 years. I was the Director of Golf at The Salt Lake Contry Club for 22 years. I coached the U of U Golf Team from ā€˜76 to ā€˜93. Currently working as the General Manager at Glenmoor GC. Where did those 50 years go?

School Story

I remember trying to recover from a late night car club party that Kip Wade and Eric Nelson forced me to go to! My early morning recovery was taking place in Al Cornums math class who just happened to be my golf coach. My mother tried to warn me that Kip was a bad influence on me!

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Mar 22, 2020 at 2:33 PM

I can still see Eric, Brent Hewlett and so many others in the orange jumpsuits at the Highland football games!  There was no one that had more fun in highschool than Eric.  So hard to believe that both Eric and Mindy are gone.  Eric, thanks for all the basketball games, the rounds of golf and the crazy fun we had in highschool.  We all were very lucky to know you both!

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Mar 15, 2020 at 2:33 PM

Roger, I am so sorry to hear about Kristie's passing.  I had a flood of childhood memories of Kristie, her dad Bill, Randy Turner who lived next door and the fun we had living in that neighborhood.  I always remember Kristie as a quite, kind, happy, positive person.  She was smiling everytime I crossed your paths.  The article written about her passing was a wonderful tribute to Kristie, her life as a mother, nurse and wife.  I know you two were inseparable!  You are a great example to all of us for your loyalty, love and dedication.  You and your family are in our prayers.

 

 

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Dec 06, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Randy and I were childhood friends.  We spent many a day playing football, basketball, baseball and golf.  We raced around the neighborhoods in go-carts.  His dad built him the best go-cart around.  He was a good athlete at all sports.  I remember the custom VW's he and Brent Russey built in highschool.  I hadn't crossed his path since highschool until the 50 year reunion.  Very hard to adjust to the fact that so many of our classmates are gone.  Rest in peace old friend.  You will be missed!

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Nov 06, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Eric,  I was so sad to hear of Mindy's passing.  I feel very fortunate to have been able to catch up with you both at the reunion. Mindy was a strong and supportive force in our class. So many years of help and service to others.  You have had a blessed life together!  You and your family are in our prayers!  

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Posted on: Oct 21, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Harold, Liz, Shelly, Mary and all those who put so much effort in the reunion and video, a great job with so many great memories! Thanks so much for taking the time! The video was perfect Harold! Thanks to you also Mike Burns!

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Posted on: Sep 14, 2018 at 11:03 PM

Liz,
Incredible job and very touching "in memory" video. So sorry to see how many of our class mates are gone. Thanks for your hard work. The video is a great reminder how lucky we are to have know them. Ron

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Sep 11, 2018 at 11:17 PM

Eric, truly enjoyed playing golf with you at Glenmoor. We had some great times in high school that I am still making excuses for! Hope that ankle heals ok and that we get another chance to hit the links. You and Mindy take care of each other! We are all pulling for you! Ron

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Sep 11, 2018 at 11:12 PM

Art! It was great seeing and catching up with you at the reunion. I always admire that high arc shot that you were so successful at. Thanks for your friendship over the years. You are truly a great example to all of us! Enjoy retirement! Ron

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Sep 11, 2018 at 11:09 PM

Mindy, it was great to talk to you at the reunion. I'm sorry our paths have not crossed much over the years. I had a great time catching up with Eric. You two have been great for all of us that attended Highland. I wish both you and Eric the very best! Thanks for your efforts for all of us that attended the reunion. Keep focusing on that grand child! Ron

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Sep 10, 2018 at 9:25 PM

It was great to see everyone again! It was also very touching to see how many friends are gone. Thanks to Liz, Mary, Shelley, Marsha, Eric, John, Peggy, Mike and all those that worked so hard on our behalf! You all did a great job! Thanks to those who were able to play golf in the scramble. I think I had the most fun! Thanks classmates for so many great memories! We were all very lucky to attend Highland!

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