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Bruce E. Niles

Bruce E. Niles, 80, passed away peacefully March 14, 2017 surrounded by his family at his Medford, Oregon home.

Bruce began his life in Bemidji, Minnesota and in 1943 his family moved to Medford where he grew up. After high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. When his service was up he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, before moving to Klamath Falls in 1958. There he met the love of his life, Linda Griffith and they married shortly thereafter.

Bruce began a career in a local insurance claims business. He helped grow that business into the largest independent claims office in the Pacific Northwest. Following that he purchased a one-man insurance agency and over the next 15 years developed it into one of the largest agencies in the state of Oregon. He was elected President of the state agents association, a position he held for several years.

He retired at age 59 to enjoy life with his wife and family. He believed that each day was a gift and he lived that belief fully.

He enjoyed sailing, golfing, and exploring new places. Most important to him was taking care of his family, and that he did. Always.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Niles; daughter, Susan Niles Redwine; son, Gregg Niles; brother, Robert Niles; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Always supportive, fiercely loyal, forever loving. We carry him in our hearts.

Bruce E. Niles