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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kenneth Robert Bruce, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at the Summerwood Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Moses Lake, Wash.

He was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Prescott, Kansas, the son of Otto and Ella Bruce of Prescott. He lived in Kansas from 1919 to 1957; in Quincy, Wash., from 1957 to 1964; in Redmond, Ore., from 1967 to 1980, in Crooked River Ranch, Ore., from 1980 to 2003, in Ephrata, Wash., from 2004-2005, and in Moses Lake, Wash., from 2005 until his death.

He married Margaret Maxine Benedict, his wife of 66 years. He attended Fort Scott Junior College, and served in World War II as an Army sergeant stationed in England.

He worked as the manager for Cenex in Othello, Wash. He also worked for Interior Elevator in Madras, Ore., and Deschutes Farmers Co-op, Redmond, Ore. He retired in 1981.

His hobbies included golf, and some of his past memberships included Juniper Golf Club, Redmond, Ore., and the Crooked River Ranch Golf Club, Crooked River Ranch, Ore. He was also involved in the Kiwanis in Redmond, Ore., the Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond, Ore., and the Community Church of Ephrata, Ephrata, Wash.

Survivors includes his wife, Margaret; daughters, Kathy Turnbull and Melodee Bluhm; sons Gary Bruce and Garwin Bruce; sister Marie Krull, Mound City, Kansas; brother Jack Bruce, 29 Palms, Calif., eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.