Alan Ray “Joe” Bruce

Alan Ray “Joe” Bruce, age 56, passed away in his home the night of Sept. 30, in Big Piney.

He was born Sept. 17, 1963 in Evanston, to Wright “Koski” and Lenore Bruce. Joe was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

He had a passion to be a cowboy and a rancher. In his lifetime, he worked on ranches in Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Colorado. 

At the time of his passing, he drove a truck in the oil field. He enjoyed being a cowboy, going hunting and being with his family and friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Charli’s mother, Vicky; the mother of his sons Hayden and Blake, Shannon; and 4 nieces.

Joe is survived by a daughter, Charli Bruce of Evanston; two sons, Hayden and Blake Bruce of Big Piney; two brothers, Bill (Karen) Bruce of Tooele, Utah, and Ken (Colleen) Bruce of Evanston; a sister, Susan Brueckmann of Pablo, Montana; multiple nieces and nephews and a multitude of lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Elm Street LDS church in Evanston. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in Evanston City Cemetery.

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