BRUCE FLOYD IVERS ~ Class of 1957
May, 21, 1938 - November 19, 2014
Bruce, 76, of Tacoma, WA, passed away peacefully on
November 19, 2014, surrounded by family, at St. Joseph's
Hospital in Tacoma. He was born May 21, 1938, in Peru, NE
to Floyd and Irene Ivers.
He moved to Hanford in August of 1943, then to Richland in
May of 1945.
He went to school at Marcus Whitman Elementary, Carmichael
Jr. High, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1957.
While in high school he played in the Bomber Band. He moved
to the Seattle/Tacoma area in the mid 1960s, where he spent
the remainder of his life.
Bruce was a talented jeweler and loved to create beautiful
pieces. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gold panning, and
anything to do with nature. He would love to have lived in
a different era. He loved watching western movies and
hosted Western Movie Night at his Assisted Living Home in
Puyallup. He had a passion for old cars and hot rods and
was happy any time he ran across a car show that he could
get to. He loved hydroplanes, owning one called the Golden
Lady, that he raced. He loved going to the hydroplane races
in the Tri-Cities and Seattle. Although he was no longer
able to attend races, he still watched them on TV and
enjoyed reading about the boats and how they were made.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children: Keith Ivers, Janet (Steve)
Schoel, and Susan (Mark) Harris; his grandchildren: Katie Schoel,
Alex Harris, Ryan Harris, and Scott Harris, his siblings: Luana
('52)(Bill) Portch, Russell ('55)(JoAnn) Ivers, and Kaye Ivers
('60); and numerous nieces and nephews.
No funeral services are planned. A memorial service will be
held at a later date.