JiggsieTheClown-150x150Marion Bruce (aka Jiggsie the Clown) – ? – March 5, 2001

Marion Bruce was a member of the Ebell Society and a board member of the Zucchini Festival as well as belonging to the Oakland Women's Rowing Club, Oakland Council of the Navy League, Clown Club, and being a volunteer at the Oakland Zoo.

In addition to being a clown, Jiggsie was also a magician and was also a longtime member of the Oakland Magic Circle and S.A.M. #112.

Very involved in the Navy League, Jiggsie was proud of her connection with the USCGC Morganthau. For that reason, three crew members from the US Coast Guard Cutter Morganthau attended her memorial service. They accepted Jiggsie's ashes and agreed to fulfill her final request that she be buried at sea from the deck of the Morganthau.

In some ways, Jiggsie lived the Coast Guard motto, Semper Paratus. Jiggsie was "always ready." She was always ready to make someone laugh, to bring a smile to someone's face even in the most dire of circumstances. She lived her life that way.

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