In Memory of
Bruce David Caton

Bruce David Caton, 91, passed away on October 6, 2020 in Houston, Texas. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 7, 1929 to Charles and Myrtle Caton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann; their sons, David Edward Caton and Stephen Charles Caton & wife Kathy; grandchildren Kara Sweidel, Justin Sweidel & wife Krista; great-granddaughter, Charlie Rose Sweidel; and nephews Jeff Irvin and Chris Irvin.

Bruce met the love of his life, Jo Ann, graduated from USC, and they married while he was serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed in California. They shared a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and this was the foundation of all they would do in life from that point on. 

Bruce was a loyal family man, devoted to his wife and sons, and took pleasure in encouraging the boy's love of  science and nature. He had a fascination for travel and photography and during many trips with Jo, was able to capture God's beauty through photos. Spectacular framed enlargements from those adventures are family treasures. He had a successful career at MetLife, when he retired to spend time with his family.  An annual tradition has been watching the January 1st Rose Bowl parade on TV. Bruce had worked to assemble intricate floats decorated only with flowers and seeds while in his twenties, and Jo had spent many years watching the parade in person with her family, while growing up in Pasadena, California. 

Bruce & Jo were active church volunteers, loved teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible school, and have been dedicated members of Tallowwood Baptist Church in Houston for many years. The impression they made on their first-graders and other church family, was unforgettable. 

An avid sports fan, Bruce liked to watch and discuss golf, football, and baseball with Jo. He loved visits and phone calls from David and Steve, and liked chocolate nearly as much. Most recently Bruce found joy spending time with his bride of 67 years, and visiting with family and friends.  Their three year old great-granddaughter Charlie, never failed to bring a big smile to his face, whether visiting in person to share her veggie-sticks or blowing kisses from the window of his room, once Covid19 prevented in-person hugs.

A wonderful man with a kind heart and a gentle demeanor, he had a special way of making everyone feel heard and valued. Bruce is not only a U.S. Navy hero, but the family hero as well. 

He will be laid to rest and honored at a small family service at the Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. 

Bruce's Mother, Myrtle Caton was affected by Alzheimer's Disease and therefore, donations may be made to: (in memory of Bruce). 

A check may be mailed to:
Alzheimer's Association
6055 South Loop East
Houston, TX. 77087

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Message from
Krista Sweidel
Tue, 10/13/2020

I was honored to know Grandpa Bruce for the last (almost) 15 years. He was such a sweet and amazing man, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. I’m so glad our Charlie girl brought him so many smiles! We love you Grandpa Bruce!