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Bruce Franklin McCann
Bruce Franklin McCann, 66, passed away on January 1, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. His oncologist referred to him as a warrior, which Bruce was very proud of. He was born on December 15th, 1953 in Northern California to Victor McCann and Betty Ozment. He married Sheila Anderson on April 12th, 1975, later divorced. He then married the love of his life, Penny Ashworth on January 18th, 2003.
Bruce grew up in Beaver, Utah. He had many close childhood friends. They would all gather at each other's homes or in the nearest field and play until dark. He attended Belknap Elementary School and Beaver High School. He played on the high school football team and was involved in various other school activities. One of his favorite things to do during high school was to drag Main and share his most current 8-track tape with whomever was fortunate enough to be in the car.
Bruce has always had a strong work ethic. He worked for the Firmage Movie Theater during high school and for a few years afterward. At the same time he also worked alongside his dad Vic and brother Jerry in the family business, Vic's Drilling. In 1984 he went to work for Intermountain Power Service Corp where he held many different positions and finished his career as a Control Operator, retiring at the end of December 2014. He was very highly respected by his coworkers and others he was in contact throughout the scope of his employment. Everyone knew they were in safe hands with Bruce as the Control Operator.
One of Bruce's favorite pass times was golfing or watching golf. Anything he became involved in was done to 100% capacity. But his favorite thing of all was enjoying his kids and grandkids.
He was such a great dad and grandpa!
He is survived by his wife, Penny and his mother, Betty Adams both of Delta Utah; children Faith Bingham (Blake) Idaho Falls, Idaho; K.C. McCann (Jyne) Bluffdale, Utah; Courtney McCann (Greg Haney) Vineyard, Utah; Megan Davies (J.L.) Salem, Utah; Stepchildren Kari Rodgers (Galen) Draper, Utah, Kimberli Girardo, South Jordan; Kandi Anderson (Justin) West Jordan, Utah. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, all of whom he completely adored.
Services will be held on Friday, January 10th. Delta open house will be from 10:00-11:30 am in the Relief Society room at the Stake Center, 125 White Sage Ave. There will also be an Open House that same day in Beaver, Utah from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Relief Society room at the LDS church located at 15 North 100 West.
Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery directly following the Open House in Beaver, under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.oplinstevensfuneralhome.com
Sorry for your loss.
I beat my battle.
Winona Tolbert Jan 15 2020 12:00 AM
I have fond memory's of Bruce. We were class mates and did a lot of things together especially in elementary school. We were always the fastest runners in the class and often were partners in sporting events and won most of the time.I remember playing foot ball on the city park with him after school often and when he got a go-cart he invited me over to his house and we raced it around the block timing each other. all was going fine till Dan Joseph called up Betty and told her we almost messed the turn at his corner so she made us stop going around the block. He was a good long distance runner. When coach would make us run laps Lynn Strong always beat every one then Bruce was almost always second. I remember his 6 grade birthday party. I had never played "chew chew" before, I was so shocked when every one in line got a kiss and then the last person got a slap on the face. Well best of luck to you all. He will be missed
John Dee Smith Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM
We shared the same disease. I wish hed have beat the battle as I did. We were friends
Sorry for your loss.
Winona Tolbert Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM
Penny & McCann family,
My deepest condolences. Knew all of the McCann family back in my Beaver days.
May you find comfort and peace.
Blake Walbeck Jan 6 2020 12:00 AM