Obituary for Kathleen Ann Bruce


Kathleen Ann Bruce

October 25, 1946 - November 25, 2019

Kathleen Ann Bruce, née Bragdon, passed peacefully on November 25, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Kathy, as she was known to her loved ones, was born in Greenville, Maine on October 25, 1946. She is the eldest child of Sarah and Earle Bragdon.

After graduating from Horace Mann high school in Missouri, Kathy studied art and sculpture in South Dakota under First Nations artist Oscar Howe and Herman Red Elk moving to Indiana to continue to study art. This is also where she was married and had her two children, Daniel and Jocelyn.

Throughout her life, Kathy showed a creative passion and love for her art, gardens, children, and grandchildren. She was immensely proud of her grandson, David.

Kathy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David A. Bruce; mother, Sarah; father, Earle; sister, Nicky; and grandson, Austin. She is survived by her children, Daniel Hreno  and Jocelyn  Hreno; grandson, David  Hreno; and sisters, Joanne, Jocelyn, Susan, Lisa, and Jean.

Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

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