Bruce R. Pierce
Bruce Raymond Pierce, 76, of Marietta, Ga., died Aug. 19, 2006, at Metropolitan Hospice in Marietta.
Born in Santa Cruz, he grew up in the Yuba-Sutter area, attending local schools and Yuba College, and was a resident of Marietta, Ga., since 1988.
A speech pathologist, he retired in 1988 after serving as chair of the speech and hearing audiology department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins for 20 years. Previously he taught at the Oklahoma Medical Center speech and hearing clinic for seven years.
After retiring he worked part-time at the Canterbury Golf Club in Marietta, Ga., for nine years.
He received degrees in speech and hearing science, bachelor and master degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles and a doctorate at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
In addition, he was a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a bomber pilot during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty June Lee Pierce of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Jeffery Pierce of Santa Rosa and Bob Pierce of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Kathrine Miller of Oakland and Kristina Jacobs of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Kent Pierce of Stockton and Dean Raymond of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cremation Society of the South in Marietta, Ga.