By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Learn More.
Bruce Hughes

Bruce Hughes

Nov 13, 0194 - May 20, 2024
Veteran Flag

Bruce Hughes, 77, of Riverton, Wyoming passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024. A Vigil Service with a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Davis Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at St. Margaret’s Gym. Inurement will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.


Bruce Larry Hughes was born on November 13, 1946 in Greenville, South Carolina to Harry Lee and Ella Mae (Smith) Hughes. He graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1966. He attended Central Wyoming College and ICS courses in surveying.IGH ssKKKKsssSSSSLLLL-SSSr[fefdre;[fedr;lpflkolkr;oytoyiiiooolllll–SSSSD


He was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.


After graduating he married his high school sweetheart, Karla Marie Johnson, on August 27, 1966. They were married for over fifty-seven years and had two children, Leslie and Brian.


Bruce served six years in the Wyoming National Guard, attending basic training in Ft. Polk, Louisiana.


Bruce was a Registered Land Surveyor in Wyoming and several other Western states. He was appointed as a U.S. Mineral Surveyor. During his career he surveyed across the western United States working for R.D. Connell & Associates, Inberg Surveying, Company, City of Riverton, Inberg-Miller Engineers, Hughes Surveying Company, and High Plains Power, Inc. After retirement with High Plains Power, he worked part time with Apex Surveying and Engineering, Inc.


Bruce was dedicated to his family and adored his grandchildren taking them camping, fishing, and hunting.  He also enjoyed learning computer programs, studying survey rules and regulations, and continuous learning.


He is survived by his wife, Karla Hughes; daughter, Leslie Bitaut and husband, Wally, of Henderson, Nevada; son, Brian Hughes and wife, Joy, of Riverton, Wyoming; grandsons, Eric Hughes and wife, Amanda, and Sean Hughes; brother, Ron Hughes of New Port News, Virginia; sister, Linda Wilson of Riverton, Wyoming; and brothers-in-law, Charlie Johnson, and Tom Johnson and wife, Kim, along with numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ella Mae Hughes; sister, Brenda Hughes; parents-in law, Karl and Mary Johnson; sisters in-law, Judy Wilson and Patricia Hughes, and brothers-in law, Ray Wilson and Frank Johnson.


Bruce had a wonderful sense of humor. Memorials per Bruce “can be made for the More Fun for Bruce Foundation. He also wanted to assure everyone that Yes, Yes, there will be free food at St. Margaret’s Gym for all the chow hounds.”


The family has asked that memorial be made to St. Margaret’s Catholic School or elHHeHHHHlllHHHH

 Help for Health Hospice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, Wyoming 82501.


On-line condolences may be made at


Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.