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.