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GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Celebration of Life for Bruce Morrison will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 2, 2014, at the AVA Community Art Center, 509 W. Second St., Gillette, WY.

Bruce was born March 22, 1927, in Wauneta, Neb. His parents were Howard Leroy and Helen Elizabeth Morrison. He was the eldest of five children. His siblings were Lee, Bill, Eleanor, Janice and Rodney. All have preceded Bruce in death, with the exception of Rodney who resides in Oregon.

Bruce married Gloria Maxine Rucker on Aug. 30, 1947. They were married just short of 67 years. They have one daughter, Rebecca Vance Morrison. Both Gloria and Rebecca reside in Gillette.

Bruce lived in Gillette for over 30 years. He enjoyed a long career in construction working for Campbell County Concrete, Cundy Asphalt, MGM Enterprises, and Powder River Sand and Gravel, as well as others. He also served on the Gillette Chamber of Commerce. He never “retired” and worked on various projects up until the end of his life.

Those who knew him will remember his rambunctious laugh and his love of life. His interests included gardening, rebuilding furniture, woodworking, photography, rock collecting, antiquing and the visual arts.

Bruce died peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 22. He was 87 years old. He will be missed by family and friends and his beloved dog, Poppy.

A memorial has been established in Bruce’s name. Memorials and Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be sent via our website at

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