Written by his sister, Lori Loder


Lance Morgan Loder April 14, 1951 - Oct. 6, 2009

"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21

My beloved brother, Lance, passed away in Seattle, Wash., after a very very long on-going battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, where our parents, Walter Morgan Loder and Ednamae Fox Loder ran a fishing cannery. He returned to Boise, our mother's home town, with our parents where our father became chief internal auditor for Morrison Knudsen. As a result of our father's position, we were privileged to share the experience of living in Indonesia for two years, 1961-1963 and were taught by our mother through the Calvert Course System. Returning to Boise from Indonesia, he and I completed our education. Lance moved to California for several years, but found his home and heart to be in Seattle. Lance always felt his life purpose was to read, write and continually learn. He was a prolific writer whose works, both published and unpublished, will be remembered by his family, friends and all who had the privilege and unique experience of reading them. Lance's legacy is one of his love of life, nature, art and his loyalty and friendship to all who knew him. His booming voice, wonderful laugh, infectious smile and unforgettable presence will be missed, not only by me, but all his loving family and wonderful group of friends. He is survived by his sister Lori Loder of Boise, his aunts Dorothy Mills of Seattle and Marjorie Reed of Hutchinson, Kan., and a very special cousin, friend and confidant Alice Jane Hayes, also of Hutchinson. There will be no memorial service, per family request, but a tribute to Lance in the form of a contribution to the National CFIDS Foundation http://www.ncf-net.org/index.html would have been embraced wholeheartedly by him. Cheers to a brave adventurer -- an inspirational storyteller -- a sincere friend And a Beloved Brother.