Funeral will be here Tuesday for Thomas Bruce Bomboy, 80, retired mortician and resident of Pendleton since May of 1925. Mr. Bomboy died Wednesday night [March 16, 1966] at St. Anthony Hospital.
He was secretary of the Odd Fellows Lodge for many years and he received the Service medal from the Grand Lodge May 19, 1954, the first such medal issued in Oregon.
Mr. Bomboy was born in Columbia County, PA. When he came to Pendleton he purchased the Brown Funeral Home at SW 4th and Dorion, which he operated until he sold to Charles and Joe Burns Jan. 1, 1949, and retired.
He was married to Rova M. [Bowman] Christy July 7, 1955, at the First Christian Church Pendleton. He was very active in the First Christian Church.
Before coming to Pendleton, he had operated a funeral home in Cutbank, Mont. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Eureka Lodge 32 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge, charter member of the Kiwanis Club and a retired member of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association.
Survivors are the widow; a son, Atwood, Pittsburgh, PA; a daughter, Esther Stroble, Pendleton; brothers, Howard and the Rev. Lloyd Bomboy, both of Bloomsburg, PA., two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral notice is in today’s paper. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. [Interment at Olney Cemetery]
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman