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Bruce Ramm Andresen

Bruce Ramm Andresen

1928 – 2023

Bruce Ramm Andresen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 94 years old.  He was born to Norwegian immigrant parents,  Axel and Asta Andresen,  on November 4, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bruce met his future bride, Marjorie Burton, when both were in the Sunday school nursery and they remained by each other’s side for the next 90 years. Bruce enjoyed a happy childhood with his beloved sister Mildred and Marjorie and her many cousins.  In school, Bruce was a fun, popular boy with many friends.  He was a cheerleader at Granite High School in Salt Lake City where he and Marjorie attended.  He would keep many of his school friends throughout his life

Bruce and Marjorie married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 17, 1948 and shortly thereafter were each called to serve separate missions;  Bruce in Norway, and Marjorie in the Eastern States Mission. After their 2 years of missionary service, they returned to Salt Lake City and began their life together.

As a young man, Bruce worked at Deseret Book Company with his father Axel, and there began his life’s career in book selling and publishing. A prolific reader, lifelong learner and lover of books, Bruce would go on to work with some of the biggest names in publishing. His work with Simon & Schuster and Golden Press took Bruce and his growing family to New York and beyond. Bruce traveled the world in his career, acquiring more frequent flier miles than most. He loved the world of publishing and the far flung places it took him. After leaving Salt Lake City in 1965, Bruce and Marjorie lived in 9 states, raising their family along the way.

Bruce was a talented artist and an excellent photographer. He supplemented the family’s income in the early years by being a semi professional photographer, collecting cameras and thousands of photos of people and places. Bruce had the knack of making friends throughout his life and enjoyed friendships around the world.

A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bruce served in many capacities over the years, but the highlight was the 2 temple missions to Stockholm Sweden he and Marjorie served. As senior missionaries, they had many rewarding experiences and made many friends among the Scandinavian and Eastern European people they served, and the missionaries they served with.

Bruce was known as “Poppy” to his large and loving family, and will be greatly missed by Marjorie, his beloved wife of 74 years, his daughters; Kari Price (Alan), Gigi Allred (Arnold), and  Marci Hales (Charles),  his sons;  Steven Andresen (Debbie), and  Mathew Andresen, his 28 grandchildren, and  52 great grandchildren. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mildred, and his children; Kristi, Ryan and Timothy

A funeral service honoring Bruce will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evergreen Chapel, 2125 East Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City Utah 84109. A viewing will be held at the Evergreen Chapel on Wednesday evening  April 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM  and again on Thursday before the funeral service, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Bruce will be laid to rest at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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  • Max and Debi Kimball Posted April 4, 2023 4:45 pm

    Elder Bruce and Sister Marjorie Andresen served with distinction and honor in the Stockholm Sweden Temple. They brought joy, laughter and love wherever they went. In fact, to meet them was to feel the Spirit; to know them is to love them. Nothing was ever too hard, but a privilege. We are thankful for the opportunity to have served with Elder and Sister Andresen. What a joy they are.

  • Dan Cragun Posted April 4, 2023 7:48 pm

    Dear Marjorie and Marci and your wonderful family.

    I count it one of my choicest blessings to have known you and Bruce for these several years following your move to Eugene. What a tremendous blessing and spiritual treat it was to be your friend and home teacher during your time here.

    Bruce was to me a dear friend, a welcoming host and a gospel scholar and learner. I admired the eagerness with which he read and studied. Always learning. Always growing. Willingly sharing new gospel insights with those who visited your home.

    With open arms he welcomed me into your home and hearts. I loved him because I knew he always loved me. Indeed, he is a true treasure. I visualize the Savior, your family and the angels of heaven rejoicing in glad reunion with him right now.

    God Bless you Marjorie, Marci and your dear family. May you remember him with much fondness, looking forward to the day when we once again can embrace the good man who is Bruce Andresen.

    Much love!
    Dan Cragun

  • Richard DeRose Posted May 2, 2023 5:43 pm

    Majorie, I am so sorry to learn of Bruce’s passing. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity Bruce gave me to work with him for several years. My best to your family.


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