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Bruce Lee Gunderson
Bruce Lee Gunderson, 80, our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and special friend passed away in North Ogden on December 30, 2021 after a two- year battle with cancer.
He was born March 21, 1941 to Roland E. Gunderson and Ellen Faun Tuttle in Ogden. The family lived in Washington Terrace, Utah at the time of his birth and later they moved to Sunset, Utah. Bruce was the third child of his parents' nine children.
Bruce attended Davis High School, and there he met his future wife, Doris Heaps. They were married in Sunset in 1960 and raised their three children: Laurie, Steven and Connie in Sunset. Bruce and Doris divorced in 1984 but remained close friends. He then married Sheryl Trimble in 1985, they later divorced.
Bruce started his own business, Bruce’s Sunset 66 Service Station, in Sunset in 1963. He was a fire and police volunteer for Sunset City and was Huntsville’s part time police chief for six years. After attending the Police Academy in 1975 he became a full time police officer for Sunset City and rose to the rank of police chief before retiring in 1991. He then worked for several years as head of security for Associated Foods. He also enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with his son.
He is survived by his daughters Laurie (Brad) Peterson, and Connie (Craig) Jensen, a daughter-in-law Denice (Steven, deceased) Gunderson; eight grandchildren: Nicole (Rob) Nixon, Cody (Nicole) Jensen, Chase (Morgan) Jensen, Brittney (Bryton) Smith, Chantel (Clint) Redd, Samantha (Arthur) Merrison, Steven J. Gunderson and Sydney Gunderson; 16 great-grandchildren; and the following siblings: Don (Pat, deceased) Gunderson, Robert (Phyllis) Gunderson, Ellen (James) Thomson, Debbie (Lynn) Johnson, Roland Brett (Heidi) Gunderson, and his former wives.
Bruce was preceded in death by his son Steven B. Gunderson, grandson Jason B. Peterson, his parents, and the following sisters: Kaye Halsey, Carol (LeRoy) Brown, and Vickie (James) Thomson.
The family expresses their thanks to Dr. Belisario Arango, Dr. Brandon Fisher, the staff of The Lodge of North Ogden, and his Hospice nurses Tammy and MaryAnn for their care and comfort of Dad.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
We will forever cherish the time and memories we have had with our dad.
A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Gunderson
Donald Larson Jan 10 2022 9:50 PM
You will be missed Bruce and I 'll have fond memories of us working, camping together and just talking. I will miss our friendship. Tim Whitaker
Tim WHITAKER Jan 9 2022 7:08 PM
Bruce, I have so many fond memories of you. You were so generous and kind to me and to my family over the years. You will be forever in my heart. I love and miss you big brother. ❤️
Debbie Johnson Jan 5 2022 1:49 PM
So many fun times we had togather. Acting like kids at the cabin doing things we knew we shouldn't but it sure was fun. You will always hold a special place in my heart Bruce. Tell everyone hello up there.
Jeff Higgs Jan 5 2022 6:49 AM
Brother, as I sit here with tears in my eyes I too remember and cherish all the great times you and your family created and shared with me. the camping trips and dear hunting trips fishing the sleep overs etc. oh how I wish I was young again. But then I got older and grew apart from you and I'll regret that the rest of my life. I wish I was telling you this in person but I blew it so now it comes to this note. It tore me apart when I finally got the courage to come see you, laying in that bed, there was so much I wanted to say to you but couldn't find the words. But there is one thing out of all the great things you did for me and that I hold closest to my heart and that was when you told me you were proud of me and what I had done with my life. Just know that I love you and will miss you dearly, your baby brother.
Brett Gunderson Jan 4 2022 4:41 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Gunderson
Hope Gunderson Jan 4 2022 4:06 PM
I am so proud of the family we created together and the wonderful people they turned out to be. We shared some fun times together. He will always have a place in my heart. Rest in peace.I
Doris M Linford Jan 4 2022 1:52 PM
I will always treasure his friendship! I knew him from Associated Foods where he was security and I was maintenance. We shared many a laugh over the years! He will be missed!!
Michael Perry Jan 4 2022 1:18 PM
Uncle Bruce, I will forever be grateful for all the adventures you took myself, my brothers and Steve on. They are memories I will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Please give Steve a big hug for me. Love Mark and Sheila Mitchell ❤️
Mark Mitchell Jan 4 2022 1:02 PM
In a week already very full of loss... This was a shock I was not expecting. Rest in peace officer. Your time here is through. Now go straighten out those knuckleheads on the other side. And tell Steve "hi" for me and that I miss him. Thank you for the breaks you gave me. (Our little secret😜) #NeverForgotten
Randy Bowden Jan 4 2022 3:28 AM