Mary “Joan” Bruce

Mary “Joan” Bruce, age 83, passed away on December 19 in Colorado Springs. Bruce lived the last several years at Broadmoor Court where she enjoyed reading, bingo, puzzles and socializing. According to her family, the love, compassion and dignity that the staff from Broadmoor Court and Suncrest Hospice provided to Bruce and her family were wonderful.

Bruce was born in Leadville on April 10, 1937 to Louis and Loretta Hren, who predeceased her. She was also preceeded in death by her former husband, James Bruce, and older brother Louis Hren. She is survived by her sons Neil and Jim; grandchildren Benjamin, Matthew, Samantha and Hayden; great-grandchildren Ashlyn, Connor, Evan and Reid.

Bruce loved spending time with her family, Elvis, firecrackers, fishing, poker and the Broncos. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she has touched, her family said.

A mass will be said in her name at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville. A private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate her life.