The Woodward News


May 1, 2013

Rhonda Sue “Susie” Bruce

Woodward, Okla. — Rhonda Sue “Susie” Bruce, 53 year old Sharon resident, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at her home in Sharon.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 in the South Persimmon Baptist Church with the Reverend Jay Custar officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Persimmon Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.


Rhonda Sue (McVicker) Bruce was born on March 13, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ronald Earl and Deloria “June” Henning McVicker.  The family moved to this area when Susie was five years of age.  She graduated from Sharon-Mutual High School with the class of 1978.  Susie was united in marriage to Buck Bruce on April 4, 1980 in the South Persimmon Baptist Church.  Susie worked at Marlatt Auto Supply, Good Well Service, James McMurphy and Ron McVicker  OTI until her illness.  Susie loved that she was a woman who could make things happen in the oilfield.


Susie was a member of the South Persimmon Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School.  She enjoyed watching OSU sports with her family, watching paranormal shows, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, Ariona, Tayten and Liam.  She could play with them for hours.  Susie also loved her fur babies Hannah, Holly and Gabe and the trips she took to Las Vegas with her mom.


She is survived by her husband Raymond Buck Bruce of the home; one son, Cory Bruce and wife Amanda of Vici; her father, Ron McVicker of Woodward; three grandchildren, Ariona Vaughan, Tayten Ray Bruce and Liam Scott Bruce; two brothers, John McVicker and wife Kris of Woodward, Pat McVicker of Woodward, Dane Bergeron of DeRidder, Louisiana who was like a brother to Susie; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Bruce Jr and wife Ranae of Sharon, Regina Steadman and husband Tom of Sharon, Vicki Brady and husband Leon of Broken Arrow; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her mother June Judkins.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis or the South Persimmon Baptist Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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