Genevieve Loeffler Bruce passed away Thursday June 12, 2008, at her home in Austin.
Genevieve was born June 20, 1925 in Mason, Texas, to Edwin A. and Ida E. Brandenberger Loeffler. She graduated from Mason High School and then moved to San Antonio where she worked. She met and married fighter pilot Forrest D. Bruce, Lt., USAF. They were married in the Methodist Church, Mason, September 7, 1946. They were stationed in many different places, including Texas, New Jersey, Washington, Illinois, and Germany. They were separated when he served on various tours of duty after World War II and the family lived in Mason. The family moved to Germany during the occupation. Forrest and Genevieve were apart for long periods of time and when he was discharged and moved to Austin she said that they would never be separated again, and they weren’t.
Genevieve is survived by her three daughters; Brenda Bruce, Austin; Bonnie Schroeder, Austin; and Leslie Wentworth, Roseville (Sacramento), Calif.; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters Grace Brys of Cleveland, OH; Blan Zesch of Mason; her only surviving aunt, Viola Balzen of San Antonio TX, and many nieces, nephews and close friends, especially Remington Webster. She was preceded in death by parents and brothers Lee Roy Sr. and Melvin Loeffler.
A celebration of Genevieve’s life was held at her home on Monday June 16th. Lee Roy Loeffler Jr. officiated. Many family members and friends witnessed their love, admiration and joy of knowing Genevieve Bruce. Her and her husband’s remains are laid to rest in Onion Creek Memorial Gardens, Austin, Texas.