Beverly Jane Hogarth Bruce, 88 of LaFollette – born May 19, 1932 peacefully passed away on November 28, 2020 surrounded by her family at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of Knoxville.
She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mary Hogarth; brothers, Henry (Hank), Donald (Mac) and Gordon Hogarth; sister, Jeanne MacLeod and beloved son, Kenneth Scott Bruce.
She is survived by husband of 67 years, Clayton (Gene) Bruce; sister, Joyce Valente; son Gregory Bruce and wife, Mary Dee Sharp Bruce; daughter Wendy Bruce Montgomery and husband Mark Montgomery; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Bruce; grandchildren, Christopher (Tiffany), Patrick (Sheryl), Adam (Ashley), Mary Elizabeth Bruce Francia (Nicholas), Conner, Clayton Bruce Montgomery; great-grandchildren; Ainsley, Brynn, William, Kenneth, Sebastian, Tierney, one due January 6, 2021 and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Beverly was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in the area and was of the Catholic faith. After she married Clayton on October 22, 1953, she became a Navy wife, and traveled the globe living in Virginia, California, Japan and Illinois as part of various military assignments before settling in LaFollette in the summer of 1973.
Beverly was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church. She was a licensed practical nurse and practiced in the earlier part of her life. As a first-generation American, she greatly held on to her Scottish heritage through life and was a great cook, especially of traditional Scottish dishes. We cannot begin to say enough about Beverly. Our family has suffered a great loss, but we are at peace knowing that after years of living without her son, Kenneth, she can finally be reunited with him through Christ.
Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help from 11:00- 12:00 PM with Funeral Mass to follow at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The services will be streamed live on Facebook for all those that cannot attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks, American Heart Association or your local animal shelter in Beverly’s memory. We want to thank all of you for your love and support through this time.
The family has entrusted the care of Beverly Jane Bruce to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most”
Beverly’s guest book may be viewed at ww.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com