Thursday, December 29, 2011

Theron Bruce and Coral Klaudt celebrate 40th anniversary

Theron Bruce and Coral Klaudt were married on Coral’s parent’s (Ray and June Klaudt) 25th wedding anniversary, May 1, 1971 at the Church of the Nazarene in Orofino.

They first lived in Missoula, MT before moving to Peck in the autumn of 1971. They met at Bruce’s dairy in 1968, the summer Coral moved to Orofino from Missoula.

Theron attended Banner School, graduated from Orofino High School in 1965, from ISU in 1970 and LCSC in 1994. He has been involved in the logging industry, in education, and at present enjoys a long rewarding career in school bus driving. He drives the same Harmony Heights route that he rode as a boy and concurrently tends the home places.

He enjoys visiting and traveling, trains, hobby-logging and woodworking (from sawing it to sawing it up and building it).

Coral attended public schools in Missoula, MT, graduated from Sentinel High School in 1968, and attended Business College there. She worked at State Hospital North, and for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Primarily a homemaker, she also enjoys gardening, especially her flowers, and has studied and become an accredited flower show judge. She enjoys sharing her flowers and floral art, and helping out at flower shows and county fairs around the area.

Family and faith are priorities to Theron and Coral. They are members of the Church of the Nazarene in Orofino, where Theron served as treasurer and board member for many years, and Coral has helped organize and decorate for seasons dinners and special occasions.

They are both music fans, especially Southern Gospel, Gaither and Blue Grass music. They have lived in Peck for 40 years, where they raised their four children Jeremy, Cicely, Jason and Jarel. Their children attended Peck and Orofino schools, all graduating from Orofino High School before moving on to higher education opportunities and attaining degrees at LCSC, U of I, the U.S. Navy, NIC and others.
Family outings and traveling to visit their children and grandchildren in their various unique and interesting locations around the country are highlights.

Their children are: son Jeremy, his wife Krista in AK with their children Taylor, Sydney and Jerron; daughter Cicely and husband Nathan Bernard on the Oregon coast with their son Sawyer; son Jason and wife Trisha in Florida (with the U.S. Navy) and their girls Rachel and Hannah; and their son Jarel and wife Megan in Wyoming with bird dog Ava Hund. Also part of the family are: DesiRae, Tim and Drake Zabel of Clarkston, WA.

With all the Bruce family coming home to Peck in July, a family reunion celebration was held, honoring special birthdays and anniversaries, including a picnic and camping at the Grangemont place.

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