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Thursday, August 3, 2023
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Bruce F. Morgan, Veteran and Hobbyist
SGT Bruce F. Morgan, a retired military police veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard, passed away at the age of 75. He had been suffering from years of seizures and injuries due to resulting falls.
Bruce was born at the former Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif. As a child of the late Lt. Col. Wayne D. Morgan and Edna “Teddy” Morgan (née Astill), Bruce was able to see wide swaths of the U.S. and Europe due to his family’s postings to many military bases. He graduated in 1967 from Lakenheath American High School in the U.K.
Bruce earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Bruce also received a drafting degree from what is now Utah Valley University. The bulk of Bruce’s professional career was tied to the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a union member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Bruce’s National Guard service with the former 625th M.P. Company included postings to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Storm, and to Panama in 1995.
Bruce was devoted to multiple hobbies. Motorcycles were a passion, and Bruce proudly restored two military vehicles: a 1941 M3A1 armored scout car and a 1943 WC-52 cargo truck. Bruce also enjoyed historical reenacting as a World War II British soldier and a 19th century mountain man. Bruce was also very active with the Utah Scottish Association and Clan Mackay Society of the USA.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Karen (marriage solemnized in the Manti Temple), and two sons, Frank and Scott. Bruce was also father-in-law to Frank’s wife, Julie, and grandfather to Courteney (married to Brian Rice) and Marlena. Bruce’s surviving siblings are Keith (father of Katie Morgan Hatch), Hillary (mother of Yvonne Parham and David Kaplan) and Ray (father of Joshua Morgan, Chris Morgan, Briana Glanzer, Jessi Peterson and McKayla Morgan). Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and an elder brother, Paul (father of Wayne, Hannah and Miranda).
Family and friends can attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road (Redwood Road), Bluffdale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Utah Food Bank. Represented by Goff Mortuary of Midvale.