Gary Edward Loomis
4 February , 1965 – 2 June , 2019
Gary Edward Loomis passed away at his home on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Gary was born February 4, 1965 in Ketchikan, Alaska to Analee (Myers) Loomis and Lawrence “Larry” Loomis. After high school graduation Gary joined the US Army Reserves and trained as a medic. After his service there he joined the Alaska Air National Guard; while with that branch of service he worked on Blackhawk helicopters. During this time he traveled to various states and to Central/South America. Upon completion of his service he traveled to other countries, helping people learn what kind of seeds to plant and best growing methods to provide food for their climates and locations. He then moved to Brownwood to help his dad care for his ailing mother, where he met and married Teresa Brandstetter in 2006 making Brownwood their home. There he continued to find ways to help those in need and promote good food growing techniques both in his community and abroad.
Gary is survived by his wife, Teresa (Brandstetter) Loomis, his daughter Alia Anita (age 10), and son Paul Micah (age 11); his father Larry and stepmother Shirley Loomis; one sister, Karla Loomis of Albequerque, New Mexico; one brother, Michael Loomis of Rango, Alaska; and stepsister, Jennifer Patunack of Anchorage, Alaska; in addition to many relatives throughout Alaska and Washington states.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. this Friday, June 7, at the Austin Avenue Church of Christ in Brownwood, Texas. There will be a private interment at a later time by the family.
Services are under the direction of the Davis-Morris Funeral Home. On line memorials may be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.
- Gary is survived by his wife, Teresa (Brandstetter) Loomis, his daughter Alia Anita (age 10), and son Paul Micah (age 11); his father Larry and stepmother Shirley Loomis; one sister, Karla Loomis of Albequerque, New Mexico; one brother, Michael Loomis of Rango, Alaska; and stepsister, Jennifer Patunack of Anchorage, Alaska; in addition to many relatives throughout Alaska and Washington states.
- Memorial Service Friday, 7 June , 2019
Gary Edward Loomis
9 June 2019
Gary is the best. I knew him for a few years working at Fred Meyer in Anchorage. We lived near and he was in my car pool. Which means i saw him 5 days a week. He was like a son to me. The kindest deepest yet quirkiest soul ever met. I thought he was an angel, literally. More than anything he wanted to find his true love and have a family. Family and people were everything to him. He made everyone feel like they mattered. Even me. He listened and reflected. He could talk about God and tropical gardening of bananas almost endlessly. A great soul. I'm in shock over his passing. Dear family - you are in my thoughts heart and prayers. May you find some comfort in this sorrow. May his memory be eternal.
7 June 2019
We met Gary at Brownwood,SDA Church. They came to a VBS I believe in 2013. He was a dad who was very devoted to his children,his family. He would always have the church warmed for prayer meeting and then on sabbath. He usually would bring neighborhood children to sabbath school and church. He was a humble soul. He told a funny story about a dog ,we laughed hard. I can still see his face telling it,it was red. His passion was his family and gardening. We are in shock. We were not created to say good-bye.
6 June 2019
Gary had met me through a mutual contact the week before I had a family emergency. He had walked by my home two minutes before I had hung up the phone from learning the horrible news. Gary asked if I needed any thing at all. He asked me to drive him home and then he handed me several hundred dollars to make my journey easier.
Gary gushed love for his wife and children! He truly showed Christ's agape love. I love Gary and God used him like an angel in my life. Teresa, Alia, and Paul I am incredibly sorry you are going through this and I extend my heart and fellowship to you. If you need any thing, any where, any time please call me 3252009547. Love, Faith
Bill and Vicki Edgar
6 June 2019
It was a pleasure to have known Gary. Always upbeat and quick to offer help if needed. We know you are hurting from your loss. May our Lord bring you comfort as mourn his passing. Let the life you each shared bring to mind happy times together.
Vicki and Bill
The Salvation Army
6 June 2019
We wanted to extend our condolences to the Loomis’s family. Mike and Teri are good friends of our in Wrangell,AK. We are saddened to hear about Mike’s brother. Please know your family is in our prayer and thoughts during this time.
Majors Mike & Jennifer Bates
Salvation Army Wrangell
5 June 2019
Teresa, Paul and Alia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you! I will always remember Mr. Loomis sitting in parent meetings and it was so evident how much he loved Paul and Alia and his family. I am praying that the Lord holds you close, that the Spirit gives you comfort and strength, and that you are able to feel Him with you every step of the way. Please know that we are lifting you up daily in prayer even from across the miles! God bless you each!