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Diana Annette Bruce


October 11, 2017

Diana Annette (Moore) Bruce passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 2017, at the age of 92.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in North Dakota, a daughter of Grant and Edla Moore. Her family moved to Glasgow, Mont., where her father was the Methodist minister. She attended college at Montana State University. She met Kenneth Bruce when he returned from his service in the Army Air Corps during WWII. She said it was love at first sight. Her father officiated their marriage ceremony on Sept. 14, 1947. They raised three children in Glasgow: Barbara McGuire, Sharon Williams and Duane "Dewey" Bruce.

She was active in the Glasgow community, loved family and was a wonderful friend to all she met. She worked at Mountain Bell Telephone in Glasgow until they moved to Santa Maria, Calif., in 1969. There she continued her work as a dispatcher and retired from General Telephone. She was a beautiful quilter and longtime member of the Quilters Guild. She and Ken enjoyed their retirement in California; riding bicycles on the beach, flying and taking Montana friends on sightseeing trips.

She and Ken relocated to Vancouver, Wash., to live by their daughter, Barbara McGuire, and son-in-law Ray Collins in 2002.

Diana's husband of 62 years preceded her in death in 2008, at which time she moved to Denver, Colo., to live with her daughter, Sharon Williams, and son-in-law Stan. In 2011, she moved to Helena to live by her son, Duane Bruce, daughter-in-law Nancy, family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Kenneth; parents Grant and Edla Moore; one brother, Dale Moore; one sister, Doris Carlson; two brothers-in-law, Clifford Culver and James Wilson; and a son-in-law, Keith McGuire.

Survivors include three children, Barbara and her husband, Ray Collins, Sharon Williams and her husband, Stan, and Duane "Dewey" Bruce and his wife, Nancy. Five grandchildren, Shawn McGuire and his wife, Ellika; Holly Shride and her husband, Derek; Stephanie Higgins and her husband, Geoff; Matt Peterson and his wife, Julie; and Matthew (Becca Baily) Mahlum; and nine great-grandchildren, Emelia, Jack, Hailey, Carson, Belle, Lily, Krystian, Kennedy and Mirra.

Diana was kind, compassionate, taught us love and gave us strength. Her smiles and hugs would light up the world and her love will be in our hearts forever.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the people at Rosetta Assisted Living, St. Peter's Hospice for their wonderful care of our Mother. We would also like to thank Paulette Etchart-Satre for being such an incredible friend to us and Mom's "third Daughter."

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Glasgow High School Scholarship Fund, St. Peter's Hospice for the Alzheimer Association. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Diana.


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