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Obituary | Bruce Pedersen

Bruce Pedersen

Bruce Pedersen

Bruce Pedersen, 81, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019. Bruce was born to Howard and Ethel Pedersen on Jan. 17, 1938 in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Bruce graduated from Bisbee High School in 1956. In 1957 his father helped him secure a printing apprenticeship at the Encinitas Coast Dispatch in San Diego County. During a 45-year career, Bruce worked as a printer and later as production director of several newspapers, including the Pacific Beach Sentinel, Casa Grande Dispatch, and the Kingman Daily Miner.

He met his wife, Marie, in San Diego in 1973. They went on to live together in Houston, Texas, Case Grande, Arizona, and finally settled in Kingman, Arizona where he retired in 2003. Bruce and Marie enjoyed an active retirement, spending many miles on the road in their motor home visiting family and friends from coast to coast.

Bruce is survived by his beloved; Marie, brother; Barrie, and three children; Barrie D. Pedersen and wife Dawn, Bruce A. Pedersen and wife Judy, and Dr. Rose C. Pedersen Vargas and husband Dr. Jason Vargas. He is also survived by his nephew; Greg Pedersen, four grandchildren; Barrie, Bruce, Nathan and Tori, and four great-grandchildren; Landon, Jackson, Camden and Dorothy.

Bruce’s family is planning a final farewell and celebration of his life in his childhood hometown of Bisbee, Arizona.