September 3, 1951 - September 7, 2013
Carson Valley native Bruce Barrett Bohlman passed away unexpectedly at his home in Gresham, Oregon after returning home from a vacation with his wife to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary and his 62nd birthday. Bruce was born September 3, 1951 in Reno to Albert and Mildred (Millie) Barrett Bohlman.
Bruce loved doing genealogy research and finding out the history of his family. He was an online radio D.J. where he met countless people and recording artist from all over the world. His sudden death was met with shock and condolences from his many listeners and artist friends.
Bruce graduated from Douglas County High School and attended the University of Nevada on an English Scholarship. He was employed by Bently Nevada for several years before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 1990s.
While living in Boise Bruce worked for Pulver Laboratory, attended Boise State University and in the fall of 1996 he met the love of his life and future wife, Danielle. Danielle managed large apartment complexes and she and Bruce moved to Reno when the company opened a large new apartment complex in the fall of 1997. Bruce worked for Sierra Pacific Power Company while they lived in Reno. Danielle was transferred to Vancouver, Washington a year later to open another complex. Bruce went to work for Manheim’s Portland Auto Auction in Truck Registration. August 28, 1999 Bruce and Dani married in Vancouver, Washington and honeymooned on the Oregon Coast. They soon moved to Gresham, Oregon. In 2003, Dani and Bruce both went to work for FMI Truck and Service Company where he was employed at the time of his death.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Millie Bohlman. Bruce is survived by his wife, Danielle (Dani) of Gresham, Oregon; brothers, Charles (Chuck) Bohlman of Huntsville, Alabama, Dale Bohlman of Gardnerville, Nevada and numerous other relatives.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laura Springs Ranch, 1456 Foothill Road in the barn. Please join Bruce’s brothers and others for stories about the good ole days in Carson Valley and especially on Douglas Avenue.