OBITUARY

Bruce Grannemann

October 8, 1955January 9, 2019
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Bruce Grannemann, 63, passed away on January 9, 2019, at his home in Dallas, Texas.

On Tuesday, January 15, visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Ln., Dallas, Texas, 75220. Dr. Dean Posey, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church of Arlington, will officiate.

Bruce was born in Orange, California, on October 8, 1955, to Wayne and Marge Grannemann. He was a graduate of Sandia High School and the University of New Mexico (BA), in Albuquerque, NM, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (MA). Additional post-graduate studies were completed at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a Faculty Associate at the UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in Dallas, beginning his career there in 1988. He authored and co-authored numerous academic papers on treatment of depression. He was a valued statistics mentor to the many researchers who passed through the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinic.

Bruce grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a Boy Scout in Troop 165, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and developed a love for New Mexico and the outdoors. In later years, he became a passionate studio potter, winning a variety of ceramics awards. He was a life-long United Methodist with a devout and quiet faith, having participated in and served as president of intra-church youth organizations.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his three brothers, with whom he remained close throughout his life: Thomas (Alice Mann) of Haverhill, MA, Richard (Ruth) of Ft. Worth, TX, and Gary (Teresa) of Edgewood, NM; as well as nephew Scott (Erin) Grannemann of Cambridge, MA, and nieces Cara (Sean) Rice of Upton, MA, and Kate Grannemann of Falmouth, MA.

Memorials may be directed to Ducks Unlimited, an organization which restores and preserves waterfowl wetland habitat in North America. Checks may be written to “Ducks Unlimited” with “In memory of Bruce Grannemann” on the memo line. Mail checks to Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN, 38120-2350, or donate online at www.ducks.org.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Crystal Cooper Cortes

January 16, 2019

I could say so many things about Bruce, but words truly fail. He was so very very special. A great man who lived life so well. He touched the lives of many he worked with. He was central to our center, and to many of us, he was central in our work-lives. He was our go-to guy. He was willing to argue with you (and you never felt attacked) or edify your agrument (and make you feel like gold). In fact, he undoubtably molded many young investigators to make them who they are today (including me!).

But I count myself fortunate to have gotten to know him as more than a colleague over the past 7+ years. We bonded quickly over being from similar programs and living in the same city. We shared about life and hobbies. We made things for each other. I am sure I made out like a bandit more than he did. He brought me so much joy at work, which people cannot always say about everyone they work with. He really made my heart happy. His glow was gravitating and infectious.

Bruce, the void of your presence is unmeasruable and will never be filled.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and countless others who loved him.

Picture attached is of him helping a colleague and I by being a test-subject for a brain scan. He was never above anything and always willing to give his time, his mind, and any form of help, and give us a smile and a laugh along the way.

Crystal Cooper Cortes

January 16, 2019

Bruce with His Award Winning Pottery
Stoneware Tea Set
On My Own Time Art Show
Ceramics, Wood, & Glass
First Place

Elizabeth Whitcomb

January 15, 2019

Wishing you peace and prayers during this difficult time.

Liz

Jennifer Schroeder

January 14, 2019

I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work with Bruce.
He was a great friend. I will miss his visits to New Mexico.
My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Wendy Heath

January 14, 2019

Bruce and I were friends and colleagues for 35 years. I will miss him very much.

Wilsons & Fowlers

January 13, 2019

To: The Grannemann Family
From: Kathy Shores-Wilson & Frank Wilson
Julie Fowler & Brian Fowler

We are so sorry for your loss and wanted to share some of our fond memories of Bruce through the years (back to the early 90s).

Bruce started working at UTSW first, then Julie joined him in the data center, followed by Kathy. The three of us became close friends over time, and eventually the husbands joined in. We went to dinner together every Thursday night for years. And it was a friend of Bruce’s who married the Fowlers in the Wilson’s home.

Julie and Brian moved to Seattle, but we all kept in touch and saw each other in person pretty frequently. When the Fowlers came back for visits over the subsequent years, the five of us would reconvene for a dinner or birthday celebration. We also sometimes spent the holidays together, and enjoyed some pretty big spreads while watching the games on New Year’s Day.

Kathy and Bruce continued to work in the same group at UTSW. They had some weekly lunch adventures on Thursdays, and never missed treating each other to a special lunch on their respective birthdays. They particularly enjoyed dining on crawfish po’ boys and soft-shell crabs. We all always liked trying new restaurants and discussing all the topics of the day.

Bruce was both intelligent and witty. He was direct and did not mince words, so it was always interesting to get his take on things. We also enjoyed hearing stories about his family (what all the brothers were up to) and tales of his times growing up in New Mexico tossing hay bales and rebuilding cars.

Bruce was not only brilliant in his professional statistical work but also a creative artist. We will always cherish the pottery pieces he made for us.

Our sincerest sympathies on your loss.

We will miss our friend.

Nancy Whitcomb

January 12, 2019

Dearest Tom, Alice, Scott, Erin, Kara, Sean, Kate, Rick, Ruth, Gary (Puppy), Teresa. We extend deep sympathy to each of you with the death of Bruce. God is our ultimate healer. Thank you for the family photos you shared on line. We were able to reminisce and remember conversations, laughter, teasing, and great visits to our Albuquerque family. Our love and prayers surround each of you.
Nancy Whitcomb
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