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Bruce Edward Bashford (Alpha Iota) 1928-2013

Bruce Edward Bashford, 84 of Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013. He was born in Wray, Colorado in 1928, grew up in Wray, and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he met Barbara Lines, who would become his wife of 56 years.

Bruce and Barbara came to Cocoa Beach in 1959, where he worked as an engineer at the Space Center. He was active in community organizations including Friends of the Cocoa Beach Library and several barbershop quartet groups. His job took Bruce and Barbara away from Cocoa Beach for a number of years, but they returned upon his retirement to the home that they built here.

Bruce is survived by his children, Don and June; and grandchildren, Steven, David and Bert.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNICEF or to Cocoa Beach Community Church.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Cocoa Beach Community Church. You may sign Bruce’s guestbook at

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