Bruce C. Gage
1957 - 2021
Bruce C. Gage
January 8, 1957 - April 22, 2021
Lakewood, Washington - Bruce Carlson Gage was born January 8, 1957 to Ralph (deceased) and Betty Gage, touching down in the then quaint village known as Seattle, WA. At 64 he packed his spiritual belongings and departed for points unknown on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife Indra Finch, mother Betty, stepmother Dana, brother Tom (Sue), former wife Helen, son Alex (Inessa), daughter Lauren, and a bevy of cousins.
Bruce enjoyed a myriad of sports, hobbies, and adventures, including mountaineering, skiing, kayaking, diving, gardening, creating music, and above all, sailing- a shared love passed down from his father. Given his eclectic interests it is no surprise he traveled the world with Indra from Uzbekistan to the South Seas. From his professional life as a forensic psychiatrist to his spiritual pursuits and lust for adventure, he crossed many folks' paths. Not shy to express his opinions or mince words, Bruce informed, humored, and challenged us; he was never dull.
Bruce believed life should be set at a jogging pace sprinkled with frequent sustained sprints. In recent years, he may have slowed physically, but his quest for knowledge- musical, technical, professional, and spiritual only grew. Perhaps now he has begun his biggest adventure yet- may it be at a jogging pace…
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Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on May 2, 2021.
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Bruce was the ultimate clinician and academician in our work in Forensic Psychiatry at the State Hospital. He was always supportive, assisting colleagues in whatever capacity he can. He was always willing to share his clinical experience with us thereby fostering a collegial atmosphere when he is around. It was just fitting that the Center for Forensic Services at Western State Hospital now bears his name.
Rolando Pasion
May 5, 2021
When you say that Bruce didn't mince words, that is what I loved about him the most! I always learned something from him. He will be missed and I know that Indi will keep his memory alive in all of us.
Colleen Martin
May 5, 2021
Bruce was an inspiring leader at the Center for Forensic Services for a number of years. He will always be held high in my heart as one willing to give selflessly of his time to the clients and staff of our program, doing even extra duties above and beyond his primary responsibilities, which were always very demanding. Until we meet again, rest in peace my friend.
Jerry Carrington
May 2, 2021
May your memory bring joy to all those who had the privilege of knowing you.
Margaret Brammall
May 2, 2021
Cousin Bruce inherited many of the best Carlson family traits, such as intelligence, wide interests, and determination. He used them well during his life. May he and all of those whose lives he touched have peace.
Beth Hunnicutt
April 30, 2021
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