Obituaries & Tributes
date of birth June 12 1950
date of death May 6 2020
Bruce Hepburn of Beaverton, Oregon passed away peacefully May 6, 2020 at the age of 69 from complications of his Parkinson’s Disease.
Bruce was born in Portland, Oregon on June 12, 1950 to Don and Ruby Hepburn. The family moved to La Grande in the fall of 1954. He attended Ackerman Elementary School, graduated from La Grande High School in 1968 and Eastern Oregon College in 1973.
For many years Bruce worked as a railroad engineer for Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 2003.
Bruce enjoyed sports cars and owned several of his own over the years.He also enjoyed electric trains and for the last few years of his life always set up and ran the Christmas train at his assisted living facility.
Surviving Bruce are his sister Mary Prescott, niece Emily Braman, nephews Brad Schatzel and Tom Prescott. He is also survived by several cousins and many good friends.
At this time we are unable to have a memorial service remembering Bruce because of the Covid crisis. Something will be planned in the future.
3 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Mary Prescott I will miss you big brother, we were quite the pair these last few years.
Candle lit by Paige Plumlee I cared for Bruce at Hearthstone. We all called him our Uncle Bruce. I will always treasure my time spent with him over the last year and a half. He was always so funny, always cracking jokes and picking on me. He knew one of my favorite shows was matlock and he would always remind me that it was on at 10 am. We loved watching wanted dead or alive together too. On behalf of hearthstone I send love and warm wishes to the family.