Bryce Loudon was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Lake Williams, N.D. and passed away peacefully at his Yreka home after a lengthy illness on Aug. 25, 2010. He was 74 years old.

He is survived by his beloved wife Joan; and their three grown children, Cindy (husband Rob) Estes, Jeff (wife Julie), and Randy (wife Jennifer); as well as five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and his sister Pattie (husband John) Mendez of Lodi, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Kevin, two brothers and his parents.

He graduated from Lodi High School and attended Porterville College near Fresno, Calif. and served his country for six years in the California National Guard. He served his communities as a life-time member in the Loyal Order of the Moose (Moose International), Lodi, Calif. and was active in the Yreka Elks Lodge #1980. He also served on the Dunsmuir City Council for four years.

He lived in the Sacramento area, working for 35 years in the aerospace industry for Aerojet General Corporation. One of his career highlights was working as a machinist and being a member of the team that worked on one of the Apollo engines that traveled to the moon. He also served as a directing business rep and held the position of chief steward for the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 946.

Bryce was a loving and charitable man. One of his greatest joys was his three children.
He decided to serve medical research by donating his body to MedCure located in Portland, Oregon. They help United States medical researchers and educators by discovering cures for diseases and develop new effective medical treatment therapies.

At this time, no services are scheduled. In his memory, donations may be sent to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Cir., Yreka, CA 96097 or an organization of your choice. God bless