Mary M. Bruce was born on June 5, 1921, in Pueblo, the night of the great Pueblo flood, and passed away on February 6, 2005, in Dallas, Texas. She was the daughter of Ed and Nell Hausman. Her husband of nearly 40 years, Bill, preceded her in death. She is survived by sons, John (Margy) Veatch and Dan (Lorene) Veatch and daughter, Lynette Brewer; grandchildren, Katie Dziminski, Mike Veatch, Roberta McCarty, Stephanie Veatch, Tom Veatch, Kristi DeWitt, Jack, Chris, Andy and Marc Brewer; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Clem (Marge) Hausman; sister, Justine (Harvey) Laughead; and numerous nephews and nieces. Three brothers, Edward, George and Tom Hausman also preceded her in death. Mary was employed at Triplex for over 20 years as a tool and gage setter and served as secretary of the local chapter of the United Steelworkers of America. She began working to support her children after her husband, Jack Veatch, was killed in an accident in 1943. She had a wonderful sense of humor that her friends and family enjoyed and will remember. Viewing at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb.11, 2005, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses or contributions to Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview, Pueblo, 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Clem, John & Family:
    We want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We so enjoyed having Mary & Bill as part of our family at the Chateau at Sharmar. Thank you for the opportunity to serve them. God bless you all. Sincerely, Janella Dickey and staff

  2. Mary was a dear and wonderful friend to our Mother Maxine Richardson. They had many wonderful years together and we appreciate and love Mary for those years. Our sympathy goes out to all the family.
    The family of Maxine.
    Wanda, Glenda, Janice, Kathy, Paula and Robert.

  3. Johnny, Lynette & Danny,
    I was so sorry to learn of Mary’s death. Aunt Dorothie Estep called me when she saw the obituary. I would love to get in touch with you as I have great family pictures to send you. Address: 2685 Jentry Ct., Grand Junction, CO 81506, phone:970-245-6756 Again, my sympathy. Love, Dotsie

  4. Lynette, Johnny and Danny; Please accept my heart felt condolences for the death of your mother. She was a wonderful person and always treated me with the utmost respect. You all should be very proud to have had her as your mother. Tom McKenna

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