Bruce was born June 28, 1939 to Dr. John S. and Naomi H. Carman, near Karur, Tamil Nadu, India. His parents served as medical missionaries in South India. Bruce graduated with the class of 1956 from Kodaikanal School in Southern India. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. Bruce and Donna were married February 24, 1968.
Bruce's various careers included trucking, orthopedic physician's assistant, and serving at Kodaikanal School where he taught science, was a dorm parent, and worked in office administration. In 1992 he became Office Manager at the Cannon Beach Conference Center, in Cannon Beach, OR where he retired in 2003.
In their retirement years, Bruce and Donna served in multiple overseas missions located in China , India , Cameroon Africa, and several places in Europe . They volunteered for short term missions projects for 10 years and then moved to Idaho to be near family. Over the past 6 years, Bruce was very involved with Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho, as a board member, treasurer, and frequent handyman.
Bruce enjoyed singing, traveling, and doing carpentry and fix it projects. He loved to volunteer and served in his church faithfully. He will be remembered for his gracious, giving spirit, and servant's heart. After his relationship with the Lord, his family was the most important thing to him, and he loved them unconditionally.
He is preceded in death by his parents: John S. and Naomi H. Carman, and his sister Jeanette Carman.
He is survived by: his wife of 52yrs, Donna Randall Carman, and their 4 children; David (& Claudia) Carman of Corpataux, Switzerland, Katie (& Jerald) Touchstone of Meridian, ID, Sarala (& Vinesh) Ram of Beaverton, OR, and Leela (& Phil) Fryer of Meridian, ID; and 7 grandchildren — Alexia (Ben) Hoff, Nikki Touchstone, Caleb Fryer, Timothy Carman, Nathan Touchstone, Jasmin Fryer and Joel Carman. He is survived by his siblings: twin sister — Margaret (Edwin) Tegenfeldt, sister — Ellie McDonald, brothers — Robert (Lucille) Carman, and John (Ann) Carman.
There will be a private ceremony at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery, June 18, 2020. A memorial service will be held August 8, 2020 at 3:30pm at Meridian First Baptist Church, 428 W. Pine Ave., Meridian, ID 83642. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to Camp Pinewood, McCall, ID.