Janice Bruce Obituary, Death – After a brief battle with sickness, Janice Kay Bruce, age 65, from Red Oak, Iowa, passed away at her home on April 12, 2023. Janice was born on May 10, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska. Her parents, Jay and Bonnie (Abramson) Tye, welcomed their daughter into the world. She received her high school diploma and was wed to Randy Bruce on June 1, 1974, while he was stationed in San Diego, California, serving in the military.
Both of these events occurred simultaneously. Before going to Elliott, Iowa, they spent a brief period of time residing in the state of Washington. They settled in Red Oak in 1977 and had their first child the following year. Over the course of her career, Janice has held positions at Red Lion, Medicap Pharmacy, and Red Oak Community High School. She also began working for Fareway in Red Oak when that location’s doors first opened.
Janice had a lot of creative energy, and she enjoyed a variety of creative pursuits such as refinishing carpentry projects, decorating her home, making art, sewing, baking, and canning. Her time with her family was the thing that brought her the most happiness. Her parents and three of her siblings, including Patrick Tye, Teresa Daniels, and James Tye, passed away before she did. Survivors include her husband Randy Bruce of Red Oak, IA; sons: Lewis Bruce and wife Keesha of Atlantic, IA and Dana Bruce and wife Vanessa Griffin of Littleton, CO; grandchildren: Melissa Budinger of Billings, MT; Mikayla Bruce of Littleton, CO; Cohen Bruce of Atlantic, IA; and Adler Bruce of Atlantic, IA; sister: Linda Tye of Denver, CO; sister-in-law: Cathy Barnes and husband Bill of Englewood, CO; and many other relatives and friends.
On Monday, April 17, 2023, at 11 AM, a memorial service honoring the life of the deceased will take place at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. In lieu of traditional floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Estabrook Cancer Center at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. Before the public memorial service and celebration of life, the deceased person will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in a private family ceremony. The arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel.