Bruce Andrew Given, 74, passed away on Nov. 29, 2019, in Carson City, Nevada, with his wife, Nancy, of 18 years by his side. He died of complications of a short-term medical condition.
Bruce was born on Aug. 20, 1945, to Andrew James Given and Doris Louise (Schweiker) Given in Palm Springs, California.
Bruce graduated high school in McAlester, Oklahoma. He received his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Oklahoma, where he was fortunate enough to get a full scholarship to play baseball. Later, in the coming decades, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees.
Over the last decade, with countless hours of research, he wrote a few novels but was not fortunate to have them published. Bruce was very proud of his writing. Bruce was an avid hiker/runner. He participated in the Pikes Peak, Colorado, marathon for several years. Bruce was very proud of his accomplishments as a runner. Besides his love of baseball, golf and playing pool were an immense joy in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Newton; his sons, Andrew (Megan) Given of Olympia, Washington, and Greg (Niki) Given of Fishers, Indiana; his grandchildren, Rose and Max of Fishers, Indiana; his sister Connie (Tom) Clark of Foster City, California; and extended family and friends.
Bruce requested there be no services. Bruce’s remains and final destination will be in Wyoming at a later date.