Barbara, I checked the Oregon Death Index and found John Edward Bruce with a date of death of 5 April 1989.The person above him, a John Alo* Bruce, died on 12 October 1984 in Jackson County.I don't know if the Oregon Death Index mixed up the two names, or if your research from where ever, or who ever had done the same. --The John A. Bruce, whose death was on 12 Oct 1984 is found in www.findagrave.com at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Jackson County.A John Alonzo Bruce, 1892 to 1953, buried in the Rock Point Cemetery might be his father.But, probably not connected to your search. --I went through those cemeteries online that were transcribed, without success for John Edward Bruce.The one in Medford was transcribed, but their names were not listed:Jackson Medford IOOF Eastwood Cemetery.
I found a family tree owned by "fink47m" who also identifies John Edward Bruce as death on 12 oct 1984 in Medford.His parents were Andrew Bruce and Charity Isabel DeWitt.This "fink47m" is identified as Marlene Fink, Casper, Wyoming.I sent a message for this person to read this thread.
I also found your posted family tree.
For an obit, try the volunteers at the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness.They are LOCAL researchers and know the right places to look.Read the guidelines first.Set for Jackson County:http://www.raogk.com/oregon2.htmhttp://www.raogk.com/oregon2.htm
There is a James E. Bruce, born 1946 at 3559 Malina Place, Kihei, HI, 96753; but there are MANY with that name, also some born in 1946 in Virginia and Pennsylvania. A James E. Bruce in Corvallis, Oregon...The obit might help.