|Birth: ||1949, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2000|
Walla Walla County
William BRUCE Anderson always went by his middle name BRUCE.
I know of no one who ever knew him by his first name.
Bruce was professionally one way or another involved with printing for most of his life. He founded the BUYLINE weekly advertiser / classified ads newspaper in Walla Walla and subsequently sold it.
The final ten or twenty years of his life he worked for Coffee Communications on the outskirts of College Place towards Walla Walla. Bruce maintained a small printshop in his basement in College Place and his house always had the smell of printing chemicals about it. He had many customers over the years, some of whom were not particularly quick in making payment once the job was finished and delivered.
This may have been part of the reason that Bruce always had some scheme or another going whereby he hoped to earn a lot of money. Unfortunately, none of them ever managed to do so.
Bruce carried a fair amount of excess weight the last half or so of his brief life. This was doubtless a major contributing factor to his death by heart failure in bed at his home in College Place in the early morning of Saturday, December 2 2000.
Bruce was not tall, perhaps around five foot four, but he stood tall in the estimation of his many friends. Bruce had a wit about him and was always able to poke a bit of fun at his friends. There was nothing pretentious about Bruce. He was an honest, hard-working, generous, kindhearted person, in short a very decent human being. He died much too soon, but on the other hand, those who knew him will long retain many good memories of him.
Bruce was a Seventh-day Adventist all his life, and received his education in Adventist schools.
Bruce was survived by his parents, a sibling or two, his wife Kae (who died three or four years later), and two sons.
THIS MEMORIAL IS STILL IN PROGRESS. MORE INFO WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Walla Walla County
Created by: NEIL CAMERON / 6443
Record added: Oct 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78360110
Added: Mar. 27, 2013
I THINK IT A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COUNT BRUCE ANDERSON AMONG MY FRIENDS. THOUGH HE HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR SOME YEARS, HE IS STILL ABLE TO BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE WHEN I THINK BACK ON SOME OF MY EXPERIENCES WITH HIM|
NEIL CAMERON / 6443
Added: Oct. 14, 2011