Former Kenai resident Bruce A. Nevitt died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in his home in Bellingham, Wash., after battling leukemia. He was 69.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were made.
Mr. Nevitt was born May 6, 1933, in Winfield, Kan., to Oak and Helene (Morill) Nevitt.
He was a 1951 graduate of Burlington-Edison High School in Washington. He continued his education at Washington State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the football team. He was a proud alumni. He continued his football career with the Los Angeles Rams.
Mr. Nevitt kept his trade as a ironworker in Alaska's Local No. 751 and Seattle's Local No. 86.
On Dec. 21, 1970, he married Rochelle Lersten in Vancouver, Wash.
Alaska held a special place in his heart, as he raised his family, worked and enjoyed the finer things Alaska had to offer for 25 years. In 1992, he moved to Bellingham, Wash.
His memberships included the Elks and Eagles clubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill, Don, Neil and Robert; and his sister, Helen.
Mr. Nevitt is survived by his wife, Rochelle; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Tracy of Whidbey Island, Wash., Robert and Debbie of Bellingham, and Daniel and Ariel of Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Tamara and Richard of Maui, Hawaii, Pamela and Rob of Sidney, Australia; stepdaughters and husbands, Renee and Gene of Tampa Bay, Fla., and Michelle and Steve of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and sisters, Gayle Nordlund of Poulsbo, Wash., and Ann Rankin of Darrington, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances are suggested to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 600 E. Birchwood Ave., Suite 200, Bellingham, WA 98226, or the National Leukemia Association, P.O. Box 900, Elmira, NY 14902.
Arrangements were made by Hulbush Funeral Home in Burlington, Wash.
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