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Steve A. Brondhaver
November 19, 1950  -  January 23, 2013


Steve A. Brondhaver
Steve A. Brondhaver, 62, and former Chief of Police in Mountain View, died on January 23, 2013 at Stone County Medical Center.
He was born November 19, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Francis and Dorothea (Poth) Brondhaver.
He attended and graduated from Salem High School in 1968 and retired as Mountain View Chief of Police on January 1, 2013, after a law enforcement career spanning over thirty years. Chief Brondhaver began his career as a radio dispatcher for the Salem Police Department in 1971. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1973 and took a job as a deputy for the Izard County Sheriff’s Department where he worked from 1973 until 1978. He then left Izard County and moved to Nebraska where he worked for the Nebraska State Patrol and later for the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Omaha, Nebraska. He returned to Arkansas in 1983 and worked as a deputy for the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. From 1993 until 2003, he was a self-employed trucker. In 2003 he began working as a patrolman for the Mountain View Police Department, and later became Chief of Police. On his retirement, Chief Brondhaver was presented a plaque of appreciation from the City of Mountain View citing his “years of dedicated and outstanding service to the citizens of Mountain View.”
Survivors include his devoted wife, Mary Beth (Cowell) Brondhaver, mother-in-law, Ernestine Cowell, and brother-in-law, Eddie Cowell, all of Mountain View; son, Jeff Brondhaver of Springdale, Arkansas; daughter, Christy (Brondhaver) Richie and husband, Haskell, of Mountain View, step-son, Shane Avey and wife, Alicia, of Mountain View; grandchildren, Seth Ritchie, Shawn Richie, Rhett Avey, and Harley Avey all of Mountain View; brothers, Gene Brondhaver and wife, Kay, Les Brondhaver, and Larry Brondhaver and wife, Christine, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Coy Cowell, sister-in-law, Teresa Cowell, and sister-in-law, Etta Brondhaver.
Visitation will be Friday evening, January 25, 2013, at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home on Peabody Street from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, where Steve and his wife were faith members, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 with Brother Ray Brown and Brother Kenny Kendrick officiating. Interment will follow at the Historic Cemetery of Mountain View.
Pallbearers are Gary Williams, Danny Simmons, Ronnie Risner, Jay Jones, John Stevens, and Fred Ward. Honorary Pallbearers are the Mountain View Police Department, Gene Kendrick, Bee Hall, and Dr. James Zini.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Stone County Humane Society.

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