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Myrle Irene White Bruce
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1896
Crawford County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1971
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Myrle Irene Bruce, daughter of Eugene Murry and May Manora (Day) White was born August 31, 1896, at Seneca, Crawford County, Wisconsin. She was their only child.

Myrle graduated from Whitewater Normal School (now college) with a degree in business. She excelled at penmanship and filled in the diplomas for Whitewater College in Spencerian Script from 1916 until 1946.

Myrle taught at Park Falls High School until her marriage to John C. Bruce on June 23, 1921, at her parent's home in Medford, Taylor County, Wisconsin.

John was manager of the Ford Agency in Phillips from 1921 until the couple purchased the business in 1936 and renamed it Bruce Motor Sales. During WW II, they relocated to California where both worked in the shipyards.

Myrle was a Past Worthy Grand Matron for Wisconsin as well as a Past Worthy Matron for Chapter 154 Eastern Star, Phillips, Wisconsin. In California, she was active in White Shrine.

Date of Death: 02 Feb 1971 San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.
Funeral: Friday, Feb 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Flowers, (Deneari-Geoffroy-Orilgia) 900 S Second Street, followed by interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, California.

Contributions preferred to the American Heart Association.

Survivors: Her loving husband, John C Bruce, daughter: Beverly J (George) Isenberg of Gilroy, Calif.; son: Robert J (Marilyn) Bruce of Colfax, Calif; son: Kenneth R (Blodwyn) Bruce of Los Altos, Calif and daughter
Janet M (Robert) Hanley of Pescadero, Calif; and twelve grandchildren.
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  John Casper Bruce (1893 - 1985)
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
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Record added: Jan 13, 2011
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Myrle Irene <i>White</i> Bruce
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 Added: Jan. 13, 2011

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