Helen Bruce

12 September 1916–12 January 2013 (Age 96)
Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Bruce was born on 12 September 1916, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, her father, James Bearfield Bruce, was 25 and her mother, Lillian Mary Grimmett, was 22. She married Ross M Clark on 27 June 1934, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Auburn, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and East Montpelier Election Precinct, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 12 January 2013, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Loren Ipsen
Helen Bruce
Marriage: 6 October 1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1945Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
    1923 · The Ellen Eccles Theatre
    Age 7
    The Ellen Eccles Theater was originally known as the Capitol Theater and was home to different vaudevilles and operas. The Theater later became solely used for community events and movies. In 1988, popular outcry from the public led to the city of Logan purchasing the theater and a not-for-profit organization was formed to renovate and operate it. Fire destroyed much of the theater's annex in 1990 during a restoration attempt by the city. However, the Theater reopened to a gala performance on January 8, 1993. It is used today for performances of the Utah Festival Opera Company along with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Music Theater West, Valley Dance Ensemble, Cache Theater Company, and several Utah State University performing groups.
    1942 · The Japanese American internment
    Age 26
    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Visits with Great Grandma and Grandpa Ipsen

    When I was attending Utah State University in Logan, Utah, I would visit Grandma and Grandpa Ipsen often. They were always so welcoming and loving during these visits and I always looked forward to se …

    Sources (22)

    • Hellen Bruce in household of James Bearfield Bruce, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Helen Bruce in household of James B. Bruce, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Helen Bruce in household of James B Bruce, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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