Bruce Hogan lost his battle with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) on March 8, 2023. Judy, Greg and Renee were at his side. No services will be held, per Bruce’s request.
Bruce was born March 20, 1946, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. to Francis and Florence Hogan. He grew up in Kevin, Mont., and graduated high school from Sunburst, Mont., in 1964. Bruce was awarded seven full-ride athletic scholarships upon graduation. He chose Montana State University.
Bruce cherished the group of players from the hall of fame class of 1964-65. They were very close and have remained close friends. They call themselves the Decrepit Bobcats and get together every four years for a reunion. This group of men are very proud of the fact they never lost to the Grizzlies.
Bruce met Judy Rowe during her first week of school at Montana State in 1966, and as they say the rest is history. Bruce and Judy were married Aug. 12, 1967. In April 1969 they were blessed with their son, Greg. In July of 1970 they were blessed again. Renee was born and the family was complete.
Bruce taught school and coached for nine years. He then switched careers and became a construction products sales rep. The family moved several times with company transfers.
Bruce and Judy moved back home to Montana and settled in Kalispell after they both retired.
Bruce loved all sports. His favorite pastime was golf. He was a member of the Whitefish Golf Course. He was thrilled to have made two holes-in-one during his years of golf.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Florence Hogan; in-laws, Grandma Beatrice Curry; mother and father-in-law, Lyle and Aileen Rowe.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Greg (Cyndi), and their sons, Taylor and Lyle; daughter, Renee (Kyle) Smock, their daughter, Kaitlyn and son, Sean.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at www.buffalohillfh.com to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.
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