Monday , February 25, 2013 - 10:39 AM
Mildred Anderson Bruce will celebrate her 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house hosted in her honor by her family from 2 to 4 p.m. March 2 at the South Ogden 4th Ward, 4075 Orchard Ave. A program will be held at 3 p.m.
The youngest of four children, she was born to John A. and Ethel Bingham Anderson on Feb. 28, 1923. She has lived in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. On Dec. 8, 1945, she married Chester Bruce. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He died Feb. 18, 2004.
Their children and spouses are Carl Bruce (deceased) and Kay Bruce Pierce, Paul and Becky Bruce, Kay and LeRoy Powell, Max and Suzan Bruce, and Beverly and Jim Murray. They have 22 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren with four on the way.
During World War II, she worked at the Ogden Union Railway & Depot Company as secretary for the chief clerk. After marriage, she was a full-time homemaker. When her children were grown, she worked for T.H. Bell Junior High School as a secretary for five years.
Active in the LDS Church, she served as president of the Relief Society and Primary. She was a charter member of Camp Paradise of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She served in many positions and says that she was honored to be DUP royalty for the Ogden Pioneer Days in 2008. She enjoys volunteering, especially when she tutored second graders at North Ogden Elementary School, shopping, crocheting, sewing, baking, reading and spending time with her