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Bruce Clarke Alanis, age 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Hondo, Texas on Oct. 6, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.

Bruce was born Aug. 4, 1952 in Bandera, Texas to Col. Dan C. Alanis Jr. and Frances Augusta (Polvogt) Alanis. Bruce was named after four-star Gen. Bruce C. Clark.

Bruce grew up in Bandera and graduated from Bandera High School where he played football. After graduation, he started a career in the roofing business where he worked until his passing.

On Aug. 15, 1973, he married Dorothy (Dottie) Teer of Bandera, Texas and raised four children, Misty Teer, Frances Windy Alanis, Brooke Alanis and Daniel Blake Alanis.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 47 years, his children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four brothers, Daniel C. Alanis III and wife Loy Ed of Lakehills, Texas, John L. Alanis and wife Jean of Tucson, Arizona , Robert N. Alanis (deceased Oct. 21, 2020) and wife Victoria (Vicky) of Arlington, Texas, and Randle “Randy” L. Alanis of Bandera, Texas.

A private family and close friends dinner to honor Bruce was held at Mansfield Park.

The family requests that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society.