Please note: This is a memorial service for friends and family of Bruce Anderson Plasse, not open to the general public.
Bruce Anderson suffered a severe stroke in 2011 while working at Four Corners Broadcasting that caused paralysis on his left side. After some time in a Denver hospital, Bruce returned to Durango where he was lovingly cared for at Four Corners Health Care Center. He never regained full use of his left side and the stroke affected his ability to swallow. Bruce died peacefully with friends at his side on August 6, 2014.
Please ride along with us as we celebrate Bruce’s life on board a special trip to Cascade Canyon Wye. Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please book your seats on this special memorial train now.
Due to a generous contribution, the tickets for “Bruce’s Last Train”, a special charter to honor Bruce are complimentary. We will honor Bruce’s life with two of his favorite things – riding the train and raising money for the young people of La Plata County. There will be an opportunity to make a contribution in Bruce’s name to one of his favorite charities.
Bruce was one of the great pillars of La Plata County. Among the causes Anderson helped were Big Brothers Big Sisters, the United Way, the FFA, the Boys & Girls Club and board member of school district 9R. He was a huge fan of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train, having loved trains since he was a little boy. He helped execute the first of the D&SNG photographer trains 25 years ago and assisted on board almost every year. He was caretaker at the Bitterroot cabins and restored the telegraph booth along the rails.
Bruce worked endlessly during Snowdown for decades and among other duties, was Master of Ceremonies for both the Junior King & Queen competition and the Feline & Canine Fashion Show every year!
On board, Bruce’s family will be providing one of Bruce’s favorite culinary delights, the Serious Texas Taco for everyone. The Concession Car will be available to purchase snacks, other lunch items and beverages. Upon arrival at the Cascade Wye, family and friends will share photos and stories about Bruce and his years as one of the great givers in Durango.