Obituary – States, Norman “Bruce”

Class of 1953

1953 Maroon SpotlightBruce States
Bruce States

Teen Town Council 50-51, Homeroom President 50-51, Wrestling 49-53, Band 49-53, Band President 52-53, Annual Play 50-51, Junior Play 51-52, Annual Play 52-53, Student Council 52-53, Student Council Vice-President 52-53, National Junior Honor Society 49-50, National Senior Honor Society 51-52, Perryscope Editor 52-53, Boy’s State 51-52, National Honor Society Vice-President 52-53.

Norman “Bruce” States

January 21, 1935 – June 19, 1972

Bruce States, 37, died unexpectedly at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Central State hospital, Norman, where he had been a patient.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Parker chapel. Rev. David Severe of Tulsa will officiate. Burial and graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Cherokee Municipal cemetery.

States, a Perry high school graduate, was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Lambert, Okla. He moved with his parents when six-months old to Braman, where they resided seven years before moving to Perry.

He attended Tulsa university for one and one-half years before entering Oklahoma City University, where he received a Bachelor of arts degree. He had worked toward a masters degree at a Methodist Theologian school in Tennessee.

He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Perry.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. L. E, States, 9 Cedar street; and three sisters, Mrs. James Butler, Bartlesville; Mrs. LaVera Gustafson, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Donald Jenkins, Santa Rosa, Calif.