Bruce Malm, 44

Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Bruce Malm

Bruce Clinton Malm, 44, of Mountain Home, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, after a battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Bruce was born Aug. 5, 1959, in Mountain Home, to Clinton E. and Judi (Spidell) Malm.

"He was a fun-loving, hard working person his entire life, and had many jobs throughout his teens," his family said. He was a Scout, a musician, a novice pilot, and even a skydiver.

Upon his graduation from Mountain Home High School in 1977, he began working as a combine operator/mechanic in the Fruitland/Ontario area. Within a few years, Bruce moved to Phoenix where he graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute with top honors in 1985. He then began working as a mechanic and instructor for Harley Davidson of Arizona before moving to California, where he remained until June 2003.

Bruce enjoyed a national reputation as a Master Technician for Harley Davidson, and has interviews still being shown on ESPN and the Travel Channel. Harley's President flew to California to personally meet and present Bruce with his PHD Master of Technology Certification.

Bruce leaves behind an extended "family" at the Harley Davidson shop in Victorville, Calif., especially Pam, "Spanky", Dana, Cary and Marianne.

Bruce was superb fisherman who loved fishing the Pacific Ocean and the great lakes, streams and rivers of California and his native Idaho. "The stories he brought back from these trips were sometimes better than the fish, which were also plentiful," his family said. "He loved to make us laugh, and we will miss this part of him most of all."

Bruce is survived by: his mother, Judi Malm Gossett, and her husband, David Gossett, of Mountain Home; a brother, David Malm, of Boise; sisters Jennifer Wupper and her husband, Bob, and Dana Rowett and her husband, Bob, all of Meridian; his aunts, Sheryl (and Bill) Leonard, and Andrea Fisher (and Ron); his uncles, Leon Spidell and Norman (Lennette) Spidel; and his grandmother, Peggy Spidell. He is also survived by his uncle Kenneth Malm and aunt Marion Holmes both of Washington and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton E. Malm, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Donations may be made in Bruce's name to the Mountain State Tumor Institute (MSTI) in Boise, or to Horizon Hospice of Mountain Home.