Bruce Norman Eggleston, aged seventy, passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on May 20, 2022. He was at home and surrounded by his family when he exited this world after a long struggle with liver disease. He was a computer programmer / computer network automator, a career from which he retired several years ago.
Bruce was born on November 15, 1951 in Durango, Colorado to Charles and Maxine (Linberger) Eggleston. However, he grew up in Telluride, Colorado where he worked, when he was quite young, as an assistant to a chemist in the Pandora Mill as well as other assorted jobs. As a kid Bruce loved baseball and basketball and played both through high school. He attended Deep Springs College in California, and after two years, he transferred to CSU. Shortly after, he lived on Mercy Farm for 5 years as a member of a missionary group. Following that, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he studied computer programming, and got a job working for various companies as a programmer. After six months, one job offered him the opportunity to move to Lima, Peru to help install an oil exploration computer center. After another six months, Bruce was off to Bogotá, Colombia to set up a similar processing center. It was here that Bruce met his first wife, Martha Calderón, and had his two boys, David and Christopher. He then moved back to Colorado working in various capacities as a programmer until he ended up at Colorado Springs School District 11, where he got the opportunity to help install a computer network, which was one of the first of its kind. It was at this organization a coworker introduced him to his second wife, Marilyn, and they were married on August 24, 2002.
Bruce was fond of watching his favorite Colorado sports teams. He loved attending movies and going out to restaurants. He cultivated his skill and love of woodworking later in life, and also would humor Marilyn by accompanying her on fishing trips. He very much enjoyed spending time with his family, from attending his sons’ band and school events and heading to the gun range with his boys, to hanging with his grandchildren and enjoying scenic Colorado drives with his wife.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn; their children: David and Christopher (Siobhan) Eggleston, Cherie, and Kris Lane; and his siblings: Jaxine Anstine, and Edward Eggleston; as well as his grandchildren: Sean and Anna Ward; and his great grandson, Silas Bauer-Ward. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maxine Eggleston; and a number of brothers and sisters: Carl, Bob, Patsy and Steve Eggleston, and Betty Hoover.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Fellowship of the Rockies at 11:00 a.m., located at 1625 S. 8th Street. A reception will follow at the family home, located at 398 Hilltop Circle. Memorials in Bruce’s name may be made to Colorado Palliative and Hospice Care, at 5445 Mark Dabling Blvd., #205, Colorado Springs, Colorado 90918.
This Obituary Has 10 Condolences
Desty Dyer3 Jun 2022
I know many family members and friends have fond memories of Bruce. I could tell of many of mine. Suffice it to say that enjoying his friendship has been one of the delights of my life. Now he is enjoying delight beyond description in the very presence of Jesus!
Anonymous3 Jun 2022
Anthony Vigil I remember Bruce in school… great guy..prayers for his family 🙏🏻
Gene Wunderlich3 Jun 2022
Always remember Bruce from our early days playing baseball in Telluride. Bruce always had a huge grin on his face and an encouraging word. I’ve got a great picture of our team that I’ll have to dig out. My condolences to the family.
Gay Impson Jacobson4 Jun 2022
I’m sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Bruce was such a really nice person and was always kind to me. I remember watching him play baseball and basketball. What an interesting life he led. Thoughts for his wife, sons, and their families. Bruce is now enjoying time with our Lord.
Anonymous4 Jun 2022
Such a beautiful tribute…! I cheer your union and your many years together, Marilyn. Love, Beth Martin
Karen Knabe4 Jun 2022
Bruce was one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and working alongside at North Middle School, with Marilyn, for the holiday food basket distributions.
He was a warrior of compassion and care.
Peace in Heaven Bruce✌️
Anonymous5 Jun 2022
My Dear Uncle Bruce was always so caring and giving. I have many memories of him. He was a great man. He is at peace now. May he Rest In Peace.
Sheryl Mcmanus11 Jun 2022
In heaven. A beautiful soul, caring, giving and LOVING.
Cindy BLACKNEY g15 Jun 2022
Bruce was definitely one of the kindest, most caring man I have known. Working in District #11 meant trying to solve computer access issues, often. Hence many phone calls to Bruce. Later I was fortunate enough to join the Ivywild team and celebrate Bruce and Marilyn’s marriage. It has been an honor to have known such a beautiful man. Bless you Marilyn, with love.
Cindy and Gene BLACKNEY
Susan Farr13 Jul 2022
So sorry to hear of his passing. Bruce welcomed me with open arms when I joined the D11 team. I will always remember his kind words, love of wood working and those pens he made. The kindness he showed when I was adopting my son helped me get through the red tape and the ups and downs of adopting through the foster system. He is missed. Please PM me on Facebook of where he is buried so that I can stop by and visit.