Bruce Bertram Satra

February 10, 1930 — September 9, 2015

Bruce Bertram Satra

Bruce Bertram Satra, age 85 of Vernal passed away September 9, 2015 in Vernal, Utah. He was born Feb 10, 1930 in Seattle, WA to Theodore Ellsworth & Leota Barbara Harrison Satra. After graduation Bruce spent 2 years at a community college in A & E Mechanics; Radio and machinist training in the U. S. Army, From August 25, 1948 to March 22, 1952. He served during the Korean War. He was a radio operator & machinist and earned combat awards. After returning home he married the love of his life, Laura Abplanalp Satra on June 25, 1960 in Seattle, WA Bruce was a Journeyman machinist, with endorsements as a Tool and Die maker/designer, Mold maker, and injection & compression and mold designer and maker. After moving to Vernal his work followed him, sometimes work was brought to him, picking him up by a helicopter landing at his place in Glines. Bruce was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings including in an Elders Quarum Presidency, Missionary in Vernal & Seattle, full time geneology Mission in Salt Lake City with his wife Laura, Temple worker in the Vernal Temple. He was a member of the National Rifle Association & made guns for his friends & neighbors. Bruce could make anything involving machinery. Bruce was loved by many friends & neighbors and missed very much his wife Laura since she died in 2007. Funeral services will be Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Glines 1st Ward Chapel at 10:00 AM. Friends and family may call at the Chapel from 9:00-9:45 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and Utah National Guard.
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