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Cotton, Bruce John

Cotton, Bruce John Bruce was born Sept 26, 1941 in Brainerd MN, and passed away on June 21, 2011 in Palm Dessert, CA. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, sons, Chad and Jason, his brother, Arnie Cotton (Barbara), his sisters Colleen Backman (Rick) and Mary Lee (Mike), and nine nieces and nephews. Bruce grew up in Albert Lea MN. He graduated from High Schiool in 1959, and the Detroit School of Business in 1963. After college he moved to CA, where he served in the US Marine Corp Reserves, and began his successful business career. He married Bonnie in1971, and moved to Huntington Beach. In 1998, he moved to Palm Desert, where he pursued his passion for golf. He also loved spending time at his cabin in Big Bear. He has worked for OMYA for the last 32 years as Regional Sales Manager. Funeral services will be held on July 1 at 11 am at St John Vianney Chapel, 314 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, with a reception to follow. Please direct memorials to the American Cancer Society , Pancreatic Cancer Research. Bruce will be forever remembered by his ability to bring smiles to everyone around him. His favorite phrase is a gift to us all -- Stay Happy!