Bruce grew up in Olympia, Washington and was raised in a Baptist church. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound, then earned a master’s degree in Pennsylvania. Bruce is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army. After retiring from military service, Bruce was a businessman, owning KMAS Radio Station in Shelton, Washington. He also served as a Commissioner for the Shelton Public Utilities Department for 27 years, retiring in December 2022. Bruse enjoyed pheasant hunting in his younger days.
Sharon was raised in Danville, Illinois. She graduated from Nursing School in 1953 and retired from her career in nursing at the age of 80! Sharon belongs to Entertainment Explosion, a singing group that performs at various senior homes and other locations around Olympia. With this group she sings solos, mostly popular songs like “My Baby Just Cares for Me” and “The Look of Love”. She also performs two-three times a year at concerts as a member of The Olympia Musical Theater Singers.
Bruce has 3 sons and Sharon has 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sharon’s daughter often attends church here at St. Mark with her. Sharon’s other daughter and family are moving here soon from Texas. Then all her family will be close by in Washington.
Bruce and Sharon were former members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia before becoming members of St. Mark. Both feel very comfortable here; “very much at home!”. They describe St. Mark members as friendly and caring and enjoy the wonderful music and our impressive pastoral team. Bruce and Sharon would like to get to know more St. Mark members, so now that you know a bit more about them, the next time you see them in church reach out and have a conversation about the many interesting aspects of their lives.