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Cecil Edwin Bruce

1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Cecil Edwin Bruce Obituary

Cecil was born October 17, 1928 to Gilbert Paul and Nancy Isabelle Bruce in Carnegie, Oklahoma and entered into rest on December 6, 2016.

He is survived by his wife and companion of 24 years, Mary O'Bryan; sisters, Muriel Towne and Linda Forsythe; children, Stephen Bruce and Juliana Fugate; stepdaughters, Shirley Hunsperger and Debbie O'Bryan; grandchildren, Amanda Bruce, Dustin Bruce, Chelsee Ann Gunderson, Scott Edwin James Gunderson, Walter Balczewski, Amber Corona, Kelvin Buschman, Hayden Lee, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Nancy Bruce; brothers Kenneth Bruce, Wendell Bruce and Roger Bruce and sisters Jackie McCandless and Janie Bruce.

Cecil grew up in the Yuba-Sutter area and graduated from Marysville High School and has been a long time resident of Yuba City. He was a veteran of Foreign Wars and served in both the Navy from 1946-1947 and the Army from 1950-1952 and was honorably discharged in 1952.

Cecil worked hard all his life in various occupations including, retail shoe store manager, card dealer, welder and in his later years he had his own computer repair and sales business.

Cecil was a collector of all things. He enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets, fishing, hunting and country music. He had a tender, caring heart and a smile for everyone. He was strong and courageous keeping his great sense of humor up till the end, never complaining. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Valley View Gospel Assembly Church located at 2106 Pepper Street, Sutter, California with a gathering of family and friends to follow at the hall.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2016
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