Bruce Arveseth

January 24, 1949January 11, 2021

Bruce Young Arveseth, age 71, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 11, 2021 in West Valley City, Utah.

He was born January 24, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ruben and Mary Arveseth. He graduated from South High School. Bruce married Sue Carsey on March 2, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bruce was a great pioneer for his family. His grandkids were the light of his life and brought him much joy. He worked at Kennecott for 38 years, for many of those years, he was a Supervisor and he was well respected. He also served his country in the Vietnam War. Bruce will be missed by his family.

Surviving relatives include his Wife: Sue Arveseth; Sons: Brent (Hollie) Arveseth and Ryan Arveseth; Siblings: Dea Housley, Jim (Renae) Arveseth, Mary Ongley, Pat Micblaugh; Grandchildren: 2. Preceded in death by his Parents: Ruben and Mary Arveseth; Brothers: Jace Arveseth, Brent Arveseth; Son: Brent Arveseth.

A small Tribute Cremation Service for family only will be held January 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Valley View Funeral Home 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120.


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Corey Backus-Wagner

January 21, 2021

Sue, Brent and Ryan, sending you hugs and love in this time of sorrow. The first memory that popped in my head about Bruce was when he was teaching me karate in my Dad’s garage. He kept telling me to kick and make him stop getting closer..... so I KICKED and dropped him to the floor. I thought I was going to get in trouble, but I didn’t. He said that’s EXACTLY what I should do if someone approaches me. Then I had soooo many memories come flooding back. Our family’s going camping together. Bruce and my Dad in the garage hanging out. Bruce being up in the middle of the night to watch my sister sneak out of the house (he did eventually tell my Dad she was sneaking out).

Bruce, you were a GREAT man and will be missed by more people than you know. Thank you for some of the best memories in my childhood! We all love you!

mark backus

January 19, 2021

Bruce my friend we had many good times together. i wish we had stayed in touch. me and my family will miss you.

Patricia Middaugh

January 19, 2021

This is hard to write but I will do it anyway, I miss you and I am sorry that you have suffered the last couple of years, I wish I could have been there for you, I know you are with those that passed before you I know it must bring you much happiness. Soon I will see all of you again. You had a wonderful family that loves and misses you so much. Pease be with you forever and always. My sons are named after you and Brent and it will always be a good memory of our growing up together, Hope you are with them, Love you to the moon and back!!!!!!

Dave Middaugh, Jr

January 16, 2021

When I was born nearly 50 years ago, my parents named me David Bruce. It’s been a blessing to be named after Uncle Bruce and to carry on his legacy. I will always remember him at family gatherings and at Grandma Mary’s home on Christmas Day. Our sincerest condolences to the Arveseth family.

Middaugh family
Riverton, Utah

Hollie Arveseth

January 16, 2021

I will always remember by father in law for the way he welcomed me into the family with open arms. He was always good to me, and would do anything for any of us. His grandson thought he hung the moon, and Bruce sure adored him. His life wasn't easy, but like Brent said, I believe he did his best. I will always be grateful to him for giving me my husband. I am at peace knowing he is not sick anymore, and will hold my memories close.

Jeff Ongley

January 15, 2021

Some of my best childhood memories were with Bruce on the Weber river fishing . We had some good times


January 15, 2021

RIP Dad! He had a rough go at times, but did his best... He would do anything for my brother and I. One of my best memories is when I decide to hang up my cleats because I wanted to be with Hollie. He drove all night to Oregon, 16 hours straight to get to me and bring me home.... We had great talks and great laughs all the way home!
He will be missed!

Brent Jaeger

January 13, 2021

Hello artists with family this is Brett Jagger I was just going through the obituaries for the Valley View Funeral thing in South Bruce is named my God I am so shocked I can't believe it he was such a good friend all my life I have never forgotten him. We came to Salt Lake go to My Brother's funeral he passed away the same day as Bruce. Again I am so sorry I wish I could have kept up more with Bruce but I didn't and I'm ashamed of myself. God bless you and your family. I just drove past Pat's house on my way to on my way to my sister's house which just lives up the street from her and was wondering if she was still there.