August 11, 1944 ~ September 22, 2000

Born in: Marion, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Dell Morgan Broyhill Bromley, 56, died Friday, September 22, 2000 at her home.

She was born August 11, 1944 in Marion, North Carolina, the daughter of Dell Boulward Broyhill of Asheville and of the late Otis Lutz Broyhill, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Otis L. Broyhill, Jr.

Dell Morgan was a graduate of Marion High School and Mars Hill College. She was the hostess of the Howard Bement Guest House at The Asheville School, a member of the Junior League of Asheville, past president of the Children’s Welfare League of Asheville and past president of the Ladies Golf Association at the Biltmore Forest Country Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Asheville where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a Deacon and was an active participant of the Loyalty Class.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Bromley is survived by her husband of 34 years, Ronald Keith Bromley; her three children, Leslie Bromley Peterson of Charlotte, Ronald Keith Bromley, Jr. of Charlotte and Morgan Deeds Bromley of Asheville; her brother, Thomas Hamilton Broyhill, II of Lenoir and a granddaughter, Jordan Lee Peterson.

A graveside service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, September 24, at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir. Following the service, the family will receive family and friends at the Cedar Rock Country Club in Lenoir. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Monday, September 25 at the First Baptist Church of Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802 or to the First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

Pendry’s Funeral Home in Lenoir is in charge of arrangements and Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family locally.

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  1. Dell Bromley was one of the kindest, dearest people God ever placed on this earth. I count it a great gift to have known her and her wonderful family.

  2. Dell Bromley was one of the kindest, dearest people God ever placed on this earth. I count it a great gift to have known her and her wonderful family.

  3. Ron and family,

    We are so sorry about Dell’s death. She was such a fine person and someone we both admired tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you. Much love,
    Ken and Debbie Klutz

  4. Ron, Cathy and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Dell. Although we were able to know her for only a relatively brief time, we are thankful for that privilege. You will be in our thoughts. Sincerely, Cathy and Tom Byers

  5. Ron & Family
    Dell & Thomas

    David, Shirley and I were sorry to hear of Dell Morgan’s death. The ties that we all shared in Marion are of a much simpler life. I can close my eyes and a smile comes to my face from the nights and days shared between your house and ours. With prayer and love, Tom Ditt

  6. I want to say what an honor it was to know such a wonderful, vibrant woman. I grew up in First Baptist Church and was always greeted by a warm, caring smile and a lot of questions about what was going on in my life at school, in my golf career, in my marriage, in Atlanta. The list goes on and on. Dell will always be with us here. She will always be remembered because of her loving spirit and her joyous outlook on life. My prayers are with you all. May God bless you and keep you all.

  7. Her gift was bringing a cheerful spirit and a happy greeting to everyone she met. Such a beautiful person and an inspiration to all. We are better people for having known her.

  8. Dear Mr. Bromley, Leslie, Keith and Morgan,

    I want to offer my condolence to your family.

    Mrs. Bromley was such a special person. When I think of her, I think of a woman with such class and such style. Her sophistication and warm personality made her such a lovely person to admire.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

  9. Dear Ron,
    We were devastated to hear about Dell. She has always been such a special person in our lives, just as you have been. Please accept our deepest sympathy, and know you,and the children,are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Mr. Bromley, Leslie, Keith and Morgan…
    Dell was one of the kindest ladies I’ve ever known and I thank God for putting her in my life. I’ll never forget her smiling face greeting my family back in the fall of 1970 as we moved into the apartment below you at Asheville School. It just happened to be the day of the Christ School football game and we didn’t know what we had gotten ourselves into! She assured us that this was not the usual daily activity for the school. I’ll not forget her kindness for it carried through her entire life. I love you all.

  11. Dear Mr.Bromley,
    We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Bromley’s passing. The Asheville School has many great memories for both of us.
    Those memories are a result of the people that touched our lives during the time we spent there. We will cherish the fond memory of her smiling
    face and never ending willingness to be there for all that crossed her path. We feel honored to have known her.
    With deepest sympathy,
    David & Chris

  12. The kindness Mrs. Bromely showed me during my years at Asheville School will always
    be special to me. She was truly a special lady and will missed by all that knew her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandy

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and thanks to God for Dell’s life and her beautiful and caring spirit.

  14. I’m so sorry to here about Dell. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. She will be missed by more souls than you can imagine.

  15. To Ron Bromley:
    Dell Morgan was the only Saint on earth I have ever known. I know how very much you love her, Ron; and in our humble ways, we love her as well. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers and love. We were blessed to know Dell Morgan on earth. May she rest peacefully in heaven.
    Gene Legg

  16. Dell was a very special person, always giving of herself. I remember her volunteering at school when Morgan attended Vance School.My sincere sympathies are with the family. May you find comfort in knowing what a special woman Dell was to everyone she met. Sharon Green, Vance School Library

  17. I am so sorry that Dell has left this world. I so enjoyed our long ago acquaintance and am sorry that I have not found
    the time to reestablish our friendship after moving back to NC.

    My prayers are with the family as you grieve your loss of a lovely wife and mother.

    Peggy Gillespie Brown

  18. Coach Bromley,
    I was so sorry to hear from Matt Revis about the passing away of your dear wife. I know words cannot begin to convey my sympathy and prayers for you in this time of sorrow. Please reflect on all the wonderful times you spent together and keep those memories in your heart. I know the entire School community is saddened by your loss and will be praying for you and your family. Take care and God bless.
    Tim Wolff (’74)


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