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Bruce L. Hamilton
March 12, 1931 August 14, 2011

Jefferson Bruce, 80, died August 14 in Corvallis. He was born in Clatskanie, living in Jefferson since 1987. Bruce worked as a truck driver for 45 years. He was a member of the Eagles in Albany, American Legion post #51 in Lebanon, the Morning Star Grange, and the Jefferson Jammers, which he organized the weekly jam session. Bruce enjoyed playing music on his bass guitar, fishing and hunting. He married Joann Sears on December 28, 1979 in Corvallis.

Bruce is survived by his wife: Joann of Jefferson; daughters: Peggy (David) of Jefferson,Vicky (Karl) of Jefferson, Bonnie of Colorado, Nena of Idaho, Twila of Georgia, Lori of Portland, Michelle of Hawaii and Jodi of Bend; sons: Steve (Mary) of Jefferson, Charles of Salem, and Monte of Idaho; sister: Wahkeena (Vance) of West Port; 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Ralph.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 6: 00 pm at Morning Star Grange in Millersburg. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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