Lt. Colonel Carl C. Bruce, Jr., US Army, Retired, 92, passed away June 30, 2006. Survived by his wife, S. Maxine Bruce; daughters-in-law, Mary Rita Cooper of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sandy M. Bruce of Herndon, Virginia; brother-in-law, C. Clyde Zents of Beulah; grandchildren, Carl C. Bruce, IV and Ariane A. Fudge; great-grandson, Bryce M. Fudge, all of Herndon, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one daughter and two sons. Carl was born to Dixie and Carl Bruce, Sr. on February 8, 1914, in Ottowa, Kansas. In addition to being a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, Carl also retired as Superintendent for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, O.E.S, York Rite Masons, Southern Colorado Consistory and Royal Order of Scotland. He was also Past Master of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, A.F. & A.M. and Treasurer Emeritus of Al Kaly Shrine. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at First Baptist Church, 9th and Grand, with Pastor James Harley officiating. Masonic Rites by Pueblo Lodge #17, A.F. & A.M., Military Honors by Fort Carson Mountain Post Honor Guard interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dearest Maxine: I have such wonderful memories of my friendship with you and Carl.You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Love always, Claudia

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