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Bruce Irving Wall
July 28, 1933-January 11, 2011
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Bruce Irving Wall peacefully passed away at his home with spouse and family at his bedside on January 11, 2011. He was born on July 28, 1933 to Willard and Alvena (Smith) Wall in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 In his younger years he lived in California, Oregon, and Washington. He graduated from RA Long High School in Longview, Washington, and continued his education at University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  After his graduation from college, he moved with his family to Modesto, California, and was employed by FMC plant for 30-plus years as a chemical engineer.

Bruce married Donna Mayclin and lived in the Escalon-Modesto area. The marriage was blessed with five children. Later in life he married Rosalie Den Hoed.  

Bruce is survived by his spouse, Rosalie Den Hoed, and five children. Richard Keith Wall (Patty) from Castle Rock, Washington,  Bruce Allen Wall (Barb)  from Escalon, CA, Susan Morgan from Oakdale, Sheryl Ann Wolfkamp (Ed) from Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Paul Anthony Wall (Sandy) from Waterford, California. He is also survived by three step-children, Karla Memmott (Kyle)- Fair Oaks, CA, Aart DenHoed III- Dayton, Ohio, and Debra Khachadourian (Aram)- Linden CA. Bruce is also survived by three brothers, Robert (Betty) Castle Rock, Washington, Larry (Arlene) Ripon, CA, and Steve(Sandi) Longview, Washington, plus 27 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson Kevin Morgan, sister-in-law Helen Wall, and nephew Joel DeKam,

During his life, Bruce’s hobbies and interests included bicycle riding, canoeing, “frogging”, back packing, water skiing, snow skiing, snow mobiling, hiking and back packing,  camping, gardening, and square dancing. Later in life he enjoyed golfing, traveling in motor home, playing Sudoku, attending the men’s Bible study at Church of the Cross of which he thoroughly enjoyed.  He always enjoyed helping others especially the less privileged, involved on three mission trips which included Honduras, and Brooklyn, New York. Recreational travels included touring Germany, and the Middle East countries.

Bruce will be greatly missed by many. Celebration of Life will be held Monday, January 17, at Church of the Cross in Modesto. Viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to services at 3 p.m.  Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon; please visit our website at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011