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 Bron Alistair Dueñas

Bron Alistair Dueñas

Duarte, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 16 Oct 2004 (aged 20)
Christian County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 9699341 · View Source
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Bron was the oldest son of my dear friend Nelsyn. This is his obituary from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune 10/22/2004:

Dueñas-Bron Alistair, 20 of Glendora, died in an accident outside Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on October 16th, 2004. Born February 26, 1984 in Duarte, U.S. Army SPC Dueñas, 101st Airborne, Co, C, 3-502nd, is survived by his mother, Pamela Shields-Dueñas of Glendora, brother PFC Brett N. Dueñas of 77th Maintenance Co., Automotive Platoon, Babenhausen, Germany, father Nelsyn Dueñas, step mother Linda Dueñas, brother Matthew Dueñas of Bainbridge Island, Washington, brother Joey Barela, and sister Jennifer Barela; grandmothers Sarah (Irene) Shields of Glendora, and Maria Magdelena Dueñas of Spain; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and legions of friends where ever he went. SPC Dueñas spent one year serving his country in Iraq and was currently in Ranger training at Fort Campbell. Services are pending at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills.

This poem by W.H. Auden was chosen by Bron's father to be read at his services:

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Only God knows why. Rest in Sweet Peace Bron.

In his memory, his family would like to let people know about the site where you can donate care packages to soldiers overseas

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  • Added: 24 Oct 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bron Alistair Dueñas (26 Feb 1984–16 Oct 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9699341, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by All for my Dita (contributor 46597811) .