Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming – Mr. Bruce Arthur Knowlton, 69, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the husband of Delphine (Ciafardone) Rossi Knowlton, and the father of Amy Knowlton Roberts of Medina, Washington and Sara Knowlton Deason of Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Bruce was born March 13, 1952 in Waterbury, Connecticut, son of Robert L. Knowlton, Sr. and the late Joyce H. (Wood) Knowlton. Raised in Thomaston, Connecticut, Bruce graduated from Thomaston High School in June 1970. In May of 1971, Bruce married Janet Marie Long, also from Thomaston, where they had two girls, Amy and Sara. In 1976, he moved with his young family to be close to his parents who had relocated from Thomaston to Jackson, Wyoming. Re-married in 1998 to Kathy (Kate) Lynn Grant, Bruce moved to Arizona to take a break from the Wyoming winters. He cared for Kathy during her two-year illness where Kathy preceded Bruce in death. He then remained in Arizona with family and friends.
Several years later, Bruce re-connected with his wife Delphine, a childhood friend from Thomaston, and re-married in 2015. They relocated to Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming and enjoyed hiking and x-country skiing with their dogs, Abby and Demi.
Bruce spent his career employed in the construction trade in the greater Jackson area and also as an ICC Building Inspector in both Arizona and most recently, for the town of Star Valley Ranch. Bruce enjoyed the outdoors immensely and spent many years of his life downhill skiing, hunting, fishing, camping, rafting, golfing, kayaking, and playing softball.
Besides his wife and daughters, Bruce is survived by stepson, Richard Rossi of Missoula, Montana; granddaughters, McKenzie and Marlee Roberts of Medina, Washington; Lauren and Taylor Deason of Wesley Chapel, Florida; father, Robert L. Knowlton, Sr. of Yuma, Arizona; siblings Rebecca Knowlton of Yuma, Arizona; John (Jay) Knowlton of Thomaston, Connecticut; Robert (Robbie) L. Knowlton, Jr., of Thayne, Wyoming; Karen Knowlton Schneider of Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews.
Bruce loved spending time with family and friends. He was creative, funny and loved to laugh. His kind demeanor and caring spirit will be dearly missed and remembered.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming Town Hall Community Room from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.