Bruce LeRoy Loakes

1955-2014
Bruce Loakes passed away at home on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Bruce was born September 24, 1955 in Pasadena, California. His parents were Ronald William Loakes and Margaret (Peggie) Joan Darr. Together they had 3 children. Peggie later married Gerald Lee Blakley and they had one son. Jerry raised the 3 children as if they were his own. Bruce married Paula Ann Brown May 31, 1980. They just celebrated their 34th anniversary. Bruce was a truck driver by trade, and he enjoyed hauling heavy equipment around Southern California, listening to music while playing his guitar, and spending time with his granddaughter Cassidee. Bruce’s world was his children and grandchildren. He was very much a people person and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, and sister Robin. He is survived by his wife Paula; sons William (Kiera), Wayne, and Paul Darr; daughter Rochelle; granddaughter Cassidee and grandson Kellen; sister Cynthia (Larry) Betterley; brother Kevin (Glynda) Blakley. Also survived by his father and mother-in-law Ray Calvin and Evelyn Brown; sisters-in-law Caleen Brown, Helen (Ron) Stromberg, and Coralee (Ray) Riding; brothers-in-law Rob (Billie) Brown and Ed (Lauri) Brown; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints located at 415 West Apple Street, Grantsville, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Interment at the Grantsville Cemetery. And, as Bruce would say “Ya’all come back now, ya hear!” Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

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