Bruce Todd Valigura, 46, of Conroe, Texas, passed peacefully to rest in his sleep Saturday morning, August 27, 2005. He was the youngest child of Milton and Shirlene Valigura born August 23, 1959, in Houston.
Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Shirlene, his maternal grandparents, Randall and Gladys York of Conroe, Texas, and his paternal grandparents, Josef and Mary Valigura of Dime Box, Texas.
Bruce is survived by his father, Milton Henry Valigura of Conroe, Texas, and his brother, Keith Wayne Valigura also of Conroe. A niece, Teresa Michelle Valigura of Austin, Texas and a nephew, Josef Martin Valigura of Conroe, Texas, also survive.
Bruce also leaves his fiancée, Dana Wooten, of Conroe, her children, Chelsea of Conroe and Serena with her son, Nicholas, of Houston, Texas. Numerous cousins and an extended family of friends - both old and new - also mourn his sudden and unexpected passing.
A 1972 recipient of Scoutings highest award, Eagle Scout, Bruce was a 1977 graduate of Conroe High School and a 1983 Civil Engineering graduate of Texas A&M University. Bruce worked nine years for the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation, Conroe Office, during which time he attended law school graduating from South Texas College of Law with his Juris Doctorate in 1991. In 1992, Bruce joined his brother, Keith, with whom he practiced law under Valigura & Valigura until his passing Saturday.
Pallbearers: Guy Lipe, Eric Scott, Tom Vittrup, Mark Wilkerson, John Simmons, Mark Kelly, Josef Valigura, and Taz Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers are Mickey Edmondson, Bob Williams, Dan Wilson, and Tom Valigura. Teresa Valigura will provide solo trumpet graveside with additional music during the services being a compilation of songs in tribute to Bruce from his fiancée Dana, her daughter Chelsea, Josef, and Bruces many other adopted nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bruces life is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at Cashner Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, August 31, 2005, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.