OBITUARY

Bill Brice

February 28, 1937September 8, 2018
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William Bonner Brice III, age 81, passed quietly at Denver Hospice on September 8, 2018 at 2:22 A.M. from Congestive Heart Failure. Born February 28, 1937 to William Bonner Brice II and La Cleta Shoemaker Brice at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Marriages – Shirley Rider 1962, divorced. Trulane (Trudy) Hendershot January 11, 2002. Education – Graduated from South High School in Denver, Colorado. Studied at Denver University, graduating in 1960 with a BA degree in Business. He was in the Fraternal Group of Alpha Kappa Psi and member of the Beta Chapter. Bill joined the Naval Reserves while in college. During the Cuban crisis he was in the Atlantic on a carrier. He ran and worked with the family business, including early Denver restaurants, motels, apartment buildings on Poet’s Row by the State Capital, oil exploration, running a 1,000 mile gas pipeline and real estate. While at South High School and Denver University, he sang in the schools choirs that did much travel, concerts, and recordings. He belonged to the Scottish Rites Masons, Civil Air Patrol, Shriners, Little Britches and was a licensed instrument rated pilot. He owned 5 different planes - Beech Sport, Tripacer, Barron and two Mooneys. He lived in Denver, Parker, Roxborough and Aurora. Bill was strong willed, cultured, multi-gifted, task oriented with a sense of humor. Trulane (Trudy) was his spouse for 16 years until his death. Family includes: Heather Bryce – daughter, Melissa and Luke – grandchildren Kristie Schwartz, Brenda Brice and Becky Brice – daughters Stepfamily includes: Kelly Hendershot, Jen, Joey and Lauren Angie Zerr, Steve, Sydney and Allie Chris Hendershot, Reece and Grayce Sister: Anita Purtle older – deceased. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in William's name to The Denver Hospice (8299 East Lowry Boulevard, Denver, CO 80230).

  • FAMILY

  • William Bonner and La Cleta (Shoemaker) Brice II, Parents
  • Trulane (Trudy) Brice, Wife
  • Heather Bryce, Daughter
  • Melissa Yarbrough, Grandchild
  • Luke Yarbrough, Grandchild
  • Kristie Schwartz, Daughter
  • Brenda Brice, Daughter
  • Becky Brice, Daughter
  • Kelly (Jen Paris) Hendershot, Stepson
  • Joey Hendershot, Step Grandchild
  • Lauren Hendershot, Step Grandchild
  • Angie (Steve) Zerr, Stepdaughter
  • Sydney Zerr, Step Grandchild
  • Allie Zerr, StepGrandchild
  • Chris Hendershot, Stepson
  • Reece Hendershot, Step Grandson
  • Grayce Hendershot, Step Grandchild
  • Anita Purtle, Sister

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bill Brice

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Bill - 5th Grade

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Anita (Sister) - 10th grade

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Bill & Trudy - 23 Years Together

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Bill & Trudy - 23 Years Together

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Bill & Trudy - 23 Years Together

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Bill & Trudy - 23 Years Together

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Mia & Brittney - Last 2 Special Dogs

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Steamboat Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Just one of 5 planes Bill owned. Beech Sport Tripacer 2 Mooneys Baron