Bruce, Dorothy Ann Tennant

Dorothy Ann (Tennant) Bruce

November 2, 1937 - December 6, 2020

Dorothy Ann Tennant Bruce, who resided in Allen, Texas, passed away on December 6th, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and other health issues. Dorothy was born on November 2nd, 1937, in Dodge City, Kansas to Harold Ulys Tennant and Nellie Mae Smith Tennant. She grew up in Hutchison, Kansas and Darrouzett, Texas.

Dorothy married Millard B. Bruce, Jr. on July 1st, 1961 in Lubbock, Texas. She worked in health-related fields where she could help others. She enjoyed spending time with family, whom she loved dearly, reading, and supporting various charities, especially those involving children and poverty. 

She is survived by her children: her son, Robert Bruce of Frisco, Texas, her daughter Wendy Harkrider and son-in-law Derek Harkrider of Wylie, Texas, her daughter Heather Harper and son-in-law Timothy Harper of Plano, Texas, and grandchildren Gavin Harkider, Isabelle Harkrider, and Jillian Harper, as well as her brother Dr. Jerald Tennant of Colleyville, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Nellie Tennant, her husband Millard Bruce, Jr., and son Sean Bruce. 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 a.m. at the Moody Cemetery in Moody, Texas. Any attendees are requested to please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an Alzheimer’s Charity of your choice.

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We were so very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I remember conversations with her when I was younger. She was a kind person and she was there to listen when I needed someone to talk to. I know she will be sadly missed by all. Jim and Becky Carmichael, January 18, 2021 Aunt Dorothy was so warm, kind and loving. I have such fond memories of having great conversations with her. She will be missed by all that loved her. Scott Tennant, December 8, 2020 Dorothy was a great sister and a great friend. I pestered and teased her a lot growing up as any little brother is supposed to do. She always took my pranks with ease and grace. As we grew up, we continued to be close and loved each other through good times and bad. There were times we had to live through droughts, loss of our home, loss of loved ones and other tests of character and she never complained but was always there helping shoulder the load. I think the best description of Dorothy was kindness. I never heard her say an unkind word throughout the eighty years I was blessed to be her brother. I am positive she has a special place with Heavenly Father as she lived the kind of life the rest of us will struggle to copy. I will miss her and her warm greeting of, “Hey little brother!”
Jerry Tennant, December 8, 2020 Always a great friend who, like her Mom, was a good listener, sharing positive thoughts. We very much enjoyed the visits. We send the best of sympathies to the Bruce and Tennant families. Les & Marth Madison, December 8, 2020 Lots of fun times with the Tennant family and all of the Bruce's. Becky and Tommy, December 8, 2020