Bruce W. Burrows

Bruce W. BurrowsBruce Warren Burrows, born Sept. 24, 1968, in Ridgecrest, departed this life March 24, 2020, in Victorville at the age of 51.

Born and raised in Ridgecrest, Bruce lived in numerous places in his adult life, returning to Ridgecrest in 2007 before moving to Victorville in 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Earl Burrows, and survived by his mother, Mary Louise Burrows, brother Keith Burrows and sister-in-law Dawn, sister Katherine VanderSluis and brother-in-law Rolland, and nephews Benjamin & Isaac VanderSluis.

Bruce graduated Burroughs High School in 1986 and then graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English from CSU Stanislaus honors program in 1990. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Writing & Poetics from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO in 1993. In his career, he worked in technical positions for SEGA, Entertainment Arts, Netigy, Webhire, and most recently Cemex from 2007-2018.

Bruce will be dearly remembered as a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, with a brilliant mind, dazzling wit, and compassionate heart. Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA. Remembrance to be scheduled at a later date.

— Submitted by the family of Bruce Burrows

Story First Published: 2020-05-08