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Bruce A. Rudd

RONAN — Bruce A. Rudd, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18 at his home in Ronan.

Bruce was born in Contact on Jan. 11, 1936. He joined the Navy at a young age where he became a Navy Seal, traveled the world and fought for our country in the Korean War. He honorably served our country from May 1953 to January of 1957.

He married the love of his life, Juanita Marie in 1979 and together they raised their two sons and later had a daughter, Mary Frances.

Bruce liked to travel and he always kept himself busy. He was a professional painter, and a skilled mechanic. He enjoyed working on his own cars and sharing his knowledge with his two boys.

Bruce had many friends of all ages. He was a very friendly, giving person. He loved to cruise the back roads, enjoyed the scenery, conversation, wildlife and freedom.

He was also an excellent cribbage player, who loved the game and rarely lost a game. He enjoyed drinking his coffee in the morning and watching "The Price is Right" with family and friends. He had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile that was contagious. He will be missed dearly.

Surviving family includes his brother, Randy Rudd of Gresham, Ore.; cousins Stan Kinny and Patty Ennis of Laurel; daughter, Mary F. Rudd and her four children Daniel Lee, Samual Alexander, Justice Marie and Jason Jay-Allen of Ronan; sons, Dennis Pierce of Ronan and James Pierce and his children Lil’ James and Jason of Butte.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and life long friend, Juanita Marie Matt; mother, Francis Rudd of Gresham, Ore.; father, Stub Rudd; sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Eddy Tefft of Portland, Ore.; brother, Otis Rudd of Gresham, Ore.; and aunt, Edith Kinny of Laurel.

Wake services were held at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius on Feb. 20. Rosary was held Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. with mass at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Monday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. with military honors presented.

 

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