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King, Bruce

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 by

Bruce King, 69, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away in the afternoon of November 27, 2019.  He was born November 2, 1954, to Alberta Della King, in Chicago, Illinois. On June 25,1984 he married Margaret Webster in Buffalo, New York.

He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret Webster King, his children Damien Webster (Tonawanda, NY, Dawn King (Santa Fe) and Elizabeth King, (Denver, CO). His two granddaughters Giahana and Wakinyan Webster, both of Tonawanda. His siblings Donna Richmond, Georgiana Keahna, Daniel King and Stephen King, all of Oneida.  All of his nieces and nephews from Tama, Iowa and Oneida, Wisconsin.

Bruce served his country in the US Army 1970 to 1973, served as a Dust Off in Viet Nam before returning to Chicago to pursue his goals in the art field. He left Chicago to return to Santa Fe complete his education and earn his BA Theatrical Arts. He was an accomplished guitar player, Artist and Playwright, worked with Charley Hill on many projects, screenwriter for the short movie “Bonnie Looks Away Iron Arts Wagon” which included the music on a CD with their band “The Fire Cats of Discord”.  His play was internationally known, “Evening At The Warbonnet” and “Dust Off.” Author of a book on his plays.

He was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and watched them every week. He touched so many people in his life, teaching the young was a passion he enjoyed weather it was a guitar, theater, music or art. He will be missed by so many but has left a mark in Indian Country.

Family and friends will gather on Friday, December 6, 2019 for the Longhouse ceremony starting at 9:00 A.M. Leander Danforth will be officiating the ceremony.  Full military  Honors will be conducted following the ceremony.