Bruce Gordon Salveson
11/06/1944 - 02/06/2021
Mesa, AZ
Bruce Gordon Salveson
11/06/1944 - 02/26/2021
Mesa, AZ

Bruce Gordon Salveson 76 of Mesa, Arizona passed away February 26th, 2021.

Bruce was born to Jessie and Obert Salveson on November 6th, 1944 at Providence Hospital in Oakland, California.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife: Lois Ann Hodges and his son Andy (Debbi) Salveson,
His 2 grandkids Kalina and Christopher.
Sister Kymm Terlau, niece Michelle (Joseph) Butlig, nephew Billy Terlau.
His step kid's Jim (Theresa) Engelhardt, Jerry (Lorie) Engelhardt, Jason (Shannan) Engelhardt, Donna Engelhardt and Debbie Williams.

Bruce loved to watch Football, Shipping Wars and Jeopardy - while eating his freshly popped popcorn (That he loved making) and peanuts.

"I give you permission to let me go and i will let you go"



"What a fighter this man was! And he was also loved by one of the strongest woman I know. I've seen that Kymm calls Lois his Angel, but I believe they are each others Angels! I love how Bruce would take such good care of Lois, and the last few years Lois took such great care of Bruce. Love is give and take, in sickness and in health. We will miss you Bruce, please watch over our Lois from up there, and we will from down here. I know you are pain and struggle free now! RIP Bruce"


"I’m sorry for your loss and just remember he will always looking down at you and the family and he with all the family and friends that have passed away and they are all have a great time and watching over everyone "

Penny baker

"Mom Lois, I am hoping the angels above are holding Bruce and your brother now with their protective wings. Bruce will have one heck of a competitor with my Mom LaVerne for Jeopardy! Our angels are watching over us now! Love you always!"

Maggie Rosier

"Lois, we are so sorry to hear about Bruce .. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers ... God Bless you .. Donna we are so sorry for your families loss .. hugs ??"

Neil and Sylvia Burkhart and Kennedy Forman

"Lois so sorry for your lost, Bruce can now RIP pain free "

Gloria Rigney

"So very hard to say goodbye, my sweet sweet brother... We were blessed to have such wonderful parents and now I find peace in knowing you are with them which is exactly what you prayed for. You were such a trooper over the past 3 years and was hard to believe what a fighter you were - never giving up no matter what you faced. I LOVE you with ALL my heart and will miss you so much but I do take comfort in knowing we will be reunited one day in heaven - where there will be no more tears or pain..only love and rejoicing! As I said before I left you...Thank you for being the BEST brother EVER, Bruce... XXXOOO"

"Prayers to you Lois Me & Laurie are so sorry for your loss. We didnt know him But we are sure he is watching over you."

Tom & laurie Engelhardt



"May wings carry you far from the pain you suffered here to a place you may walk in peace. Thank you for being a part of my distant family. We will all meet again in the place that was built for angels. Our deepest heart felt sympathy to Lois and family. With all our love god bless!"

Kevin and Jenny

"Sending love and prayers"

Debra and Tony

"I’m so sorry grandma :( Bruce was such a fighter! I know Bruce is pain free and no longer suffering. And know that he’ll be watching over you. Rest In Peace Bruce, we will miss you!! "


"Lois, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Bruce. Sending love and praying that you will feel peace and comfort at this time. Much love to you."

Katie Hughes

" Good morning Bruce I am sitting on the deck looking up at the stars Knowing that you are pain-free rest in peace my love I miss you so so much "


"A Farewell Poem To Bruce: As we look back on your life, we will remember your joy and wit, The tough battles you faced, and your strength that wouldn’t quit, You’ve reached the end of your journey, and there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, and so hard to live without, When we look to the heavens, as the sun paints the sky in the west, We will reflect fondly on your life, and remember your best, The angels gathered near your bedside, so very close to you, For they knew the pain and suffering, that you were going through, Your eyes were looking upward, to that place in the sky, When God held His outstretched arms, it was time to say goodbye, We struggle with our selfish thoughts, because we wanted you to stay, So we could talk and share our love with you, like we did yesterday. Bruce, You will always be in our hearts, because in there you are still alive."

With Love, Kevin, Debbie, Garrett & The Entire Fam

"Bruce, you are so missed already. Mom and I were always so happy that you were there during our conversations when we would get “ Stumped” on a question we had, how to correctly pronounce a word when it was not sounding right to us, when we had to know who sang a certain song, etc... “ Let’s ask Brucie” for years and years and yes you always had the correct answers for us. Don’t worry we will still be looking up to you asking all those questions and I’m sure somehow we will receive your answers ! I’m going to miss you tons Rest In Peace I love you XOXO"

Love, Debbie

"Sending our condolences to you, Lois and your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Psalm 34:18- The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. May you find peace and comfort in God. "

Kevin and Kimberlee Gibson (Jim and Theresa’s frie

"Lois and family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. May he Rest In Peace and may your memories comfort you. Sending love ??"

Penni and LaMont Mann

"Uncle Bruce you will be missed so greatly. You are So strong. I admired your strength all my childhood and remember with fondness our visits together. Your love and commitment to Lois encouraged and inspired me - you have been there for each other through everything. Your strength these past few years and all you have been through -I have so much respect and love for your perseverance and strength. I will miss you and rejoice that you are now in heaven with no more pain and in peace. Love you!"

Michelle Butlig

"Bruce was such a fighter with such an amazing soul! We all love him and will hold all of our memories close to our heart. It makes it easier knowing he is pain free and keeping mom company up there. We have some amazing angels watching over us. We love you so much Grandma. Stay strong. "

Love, Jerry and kids

"Im am so sad for loss of my favorite uncle. I am also happy at the same time because I know he is now in a better place. He was quite the fighter! I know he is looking down smiling at all of us now, and that gives me peace. My condolences to all who loved Bruce! "

William Terlau

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