Bruce died Nov. 30, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from Ordway High School. At Princeton he became a member of Prospect Club and majored in Public and International Affairs. He wrote his thesis on “Agricultural Credit in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado since 1932.” He entered Harvard Law School, then did a stint in the Navy as a naval intelligence officer stationed at the Pentagon. He was able to study at George Washington Law School at night, and went on to graduate from Denver Law School in 1958.

He then joined Holland & Hart of Denver and eventually became managing partner. Retiring in 1995, he created the Buell law firm with his wife, Joan, as his legal assistant, and formed Buell & Ezell with Steven Ezell in 2001; they worked together until Bruce retired in May 2019. He also served as legal counsel of the Colorado Bankers Association for 25 years. He was deeply involved in his church as an elder/trustee, a choir member, and in prison ministry.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Joan, whom he married four days after graduating from Princeton; three children; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1953