Bruce Boyke, age 63, of Littleton, CO, left us Sunday March 19th, in the home he built. He was joined by his cat, Nitro, the next day. They will be together forever.
Bruce was born June 3rd 1959 in Dade County Florida.
Bruce graduated from Temple High School in Temple Texas, where his family settled after his dad finished with the military. He did some trade schooling for carpentry before moving to Colorado. Bruce moved here with a friend, Terry (which had just recently met Wanda), to open up the first Schlotzsky's Sandwich shop in Aurora. Bruce then left the sandwich business to pursue his passion and start the rest of his career in construction. He started installing kitchen cabinets and countertops and ended up a master craftsman.
Bruce always had a dream of building his own house, and after 17+ years of renting an 800 square foot home it was time to take the plunge. The family started looking for land and after a year of hunting, found their perfect place, in Deer Creek Canyon. The family designed the house they wanted and Bruce, did indeed, build it. He took pride in every aspect of his life. He was the hardest working man I knew.
Bruce was a wonderful husband, father and friend and went out of his way to help anyone in any situation. He was always carefree and quick witted, with a great sense of humor, and when he laughed it was contagious. He always had a smile on his face and will be so very missed forever.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Ann Boyke and his brother George Sherrell. And also his god daughter, Hilary Elise Mabry.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Wanda, of one month shy of 38 years of marriage, and his daughter Alicia, whom he so adored. He is also survived by his second mom, Vi Frankenfield, ( he was a true Son to Nick and Vi) Sister-brother in law Dawn and Michael Hallowell, Sister in law Tami Wargo, Niece and nephews, Damian, Matthew, Michael Jr. Cody, and Ryan Sherrell, with great nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration will be held to honor Bruce Saturday April 1st at Evergreen Memorial Park from 9-12.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the family for their time of need.