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Patsy Bruce was a country music songwriter who co-wrote “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” with her then-husband, Ed Bruce.

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Published in The Pioneer News on May 18, 2021.
Memorial service
11:00 AM
At Funeral Home
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May 29, 2021
Deepest condolences to The Bruce Family, she was a musical great songwriter that help write many number one hit songs and dedicated herself to protecting songwriters' rights. That is the legacy Ms. Patsy Bruce left behind memorable songs that will NEVER be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of this legend. May his music keep his memory alive forever.
Darlene - Maryland
May 28, 2021
Patsy was not only a songwriter,but a fierce advocate for the profession. As President of the Nashville Songwriters Assn. (NSAI), Patsy took the fight for fair royalties to Congress. Patsy broke a barrier by being elected to the post by her fellow songwriters during an era when that wasn't common. We will miss her as we treasure her accomplishments.
Bart Herbison, Exec. Director, NSAI
May 27, 2021
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
May 25, 2021
I am truly sorry to hear about Patsy. My condolences go out to all family and friends. That "Dont let your babies" song is phenomenal and makes so much sense! She was a true legend and left behind a legacy within itself!!
May 25, 2021
My condolences goes out to the family of Patsy. She’ll be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.
May 22, 2021
I send sincere condolences for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
May 19, 2021
Sincere sympathies to the Bruce family and friends, so very sorry for your loss. May you all find peace abs strength from God to help you through this very difficult time.
May 19, 2021
Patsy, you were a dynamo and inspired everyone you met. Thank you for having faith in my abilities and including me in your many projects. You were a joy to work with and will be missed!
Terri Merryman
May 19, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May 19, 2021
Godspeed Patsy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful, and unforgettable, music memories...
Harry Simpson
May 19, 2021
I am a fan of Patsy Bruce. What an amazing, creative talent! Her poetry through song brings together an eclectic mix of generations who love the story of lonesome cowboys or who want to feel a love story of the life of any true Texan. Prayers for her family.--Iris Von Meowolf, Corpus Christi, TX
Iris Rodriguez
May 19, 2021
What a great song. It was the type of song that any artist performing it would do it justice. To Patsy’s family I am sorry for your loss and offer my condolences. May God continue to be with the family.
May 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.
May 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. May you all be comforted by cherished memories together and may the God of all comfort be your source of refuge
May 19, 2021
Sympathies to her family. Beautiful contribution to the music world that will continue to be enjoyed. May her family be supported and comforted by the God of tender mercies
May 18, 2021
I am so sorry about mrs.bruces passing, thank you for the great song, mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys, absolutely lovvve that song.
May you r.i.p, and may you make sweet music in heaven.
Much love to your family, GOD BLESS ALL!!!!!
Andrea Kunik
May 18, 2021
I'm glad Patsy Bruce had a couple of professional "second acts" following her divorce- and that she found love again!!!

Patsy's contribution to the country-music community will be her legacy, but she will also be remembered for her devotion to civic duty.
Stacy Harris
May 18, 2021
Patsy’s legacy of hope and determination will live on in the hearts of her many friends and loved ones. Her vibrant energetic personality continued throughout her life. So blessed to have known and worked with her during our days at Tree Publishing Company.
Judy Roberts
May 18, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Bruce family, may God be with all of you at this very difficult time, truly sorry for your loss.
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