Bruce Eugene Carver 57, extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, builder, computer guru, entrepreneur, church worker and friend passed away suddenly on December 28, 2005 of cancer. Born on May 4, 1948 in Montpelier, Idaho to Edwin Eugene and Mary Carver, Bruce received an Engineering Degree from Idaho State University and began his career in San Francisco. After moving back to Utah, he became a creative inventor who began producing revolutionary computer games in 1982. From humble beginnings in his basement, he expanded the business and with his genius became a "game god" and founder and CEO of Access Software, best known for producing internationally best selling and award winning computer games like the Links golf series which he eventually sold to Microsoft. Using that same genius he then founded Carver Homes, and together with his family and co-workers built two homes that have won "best of show" the past two years in the Summit County Parade of Homes. Though successful in everything he did, his family was his greatest joy and will be his finest legacy. Whether in work or play, this tireless family team seized every day and lived it to the fullest. He is survived by his mother Mary, his wife and love of his life, Lenna Jacobson Carver, loyal sons Chris (Nicole) Carver, Nick (Megan) Carver, Pat (Chelsea) Carver, Tony (Natalie) Carver, loving daughters Jessica (Brad) Beck, Lindsay (Clark) Spencer and Taunie (Doug) Reynolds and sixteen adoring grandchildren aged nine to four months. Bruce is also survived by brothers Roger (Marie), Gary (Kathy) and sister Connie (Bruce) Williamson and was preceded in death by a sister, Analee Carver and his father, Eugene. When family members and employees were asked to describe Bruce, the most recurring comments were "extraordinarily generous, full of compassion, loyal, the personification of unconditional love, exceptional teacher and learner, meticulous perfectionist, problem solver, loyal friend, passionate lover of music and dedicated church worker." When asked to describe their grandpa, his grandchildren said, "He loved to be with us." "He knows we love him." "He knew that Jesus came down and died for us." and "Everybody in the whole wide world loves Grandpa." His passing, though stunning was full of tender mercies. Bruce's funeral will be held Saturday, December 31, 2005 at the Mueller Park Stake Center 1800 East Mueller Park Rd. (1800 S.) at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 preceding the services.
Bruce successfully created a Business called Access Software which he managed from 1982 until 1999, when it was sold to Microsoft. He employed around 100 workers and when he sold the company, as he had promised them through the years, shared the profits with each. He later designed, constructed, and sold beautiful homes in Bountiful, Ut. and Park City, Ut, winning best of show two years in a row. This he did with the help of all 4 of his sons, and 2 of his daughters, who did the interior design. His family was the joy of his life. He was extremely generous, and always had a warm hand and a quick hug for anyone in need. He loved playing in the "family band" he created, which reminded him of his days in his earlier years, when the band and his bandmates had so very much fun entertaining others. We miss him so very much.