Bryan Clifford Moore passed away on January 31, 2021 at Shady Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles after suffering from health issues over the last year.

Bryan was born on October 24,1957 in Fortuna to Doyle and Mildred Moore. He and his 2 sisters, Kim and Koni lived in Myers Flatt and Alaska before settling down in Rio Dell. Bryan was an adventurous kid who loved riding dirt bikes, which he passed down to his boys. Music has always been part of Bryan. At a young age he learned to play guitar. He and some childhood friends even had a garage band called “Black Velvet.” He enjoyed showing his granddaughters how to play the violin and guitar. Bryan could play many instruments. If there was a guitar laying around you could always find Bryan picking it up and singing for everyone.

After graduating from Fortuna High School, Bryan married his highschool sweetheart Deb and they had three sons Ryan, Dustin and Matthew. Bryan loved spending time in the woods, especially with his father. His father’s love for running heavy equipment and logging was passed down to Bryan. He spent most of his life working at Eel River Sawmill, running heavy equipment for Humboldt Redwood Company, and driving logging trucks for Leonardo Logging. He also loved to hunt with his sons or take his grandchildren fishing. Bryan loved spoiling his grandkids and always kept candy in his pockets for them.

Bryan is survived by his two sisters Kim (Ken) Porter and Koni Elam; his 3 sons Ryan (Sabrina), Dustin (Seylena) and Matt (Alisha) Moore; nephew Cody (Ashley) Elam and sons Kameron and Braxton and niece Brittany (Jesse) Halvorson and sons Dylan and Jace. Bryan also leaves behind his longtime friend Lisa Fredrickson. Bryan will truly be missed by his grandchildren Kaiya (Gavin), Talyn, Tycen, Hazel, Ivan, Nadya, Jorden, Aaron, Allie, Ashten, and Aubree. Bryan is preceded in death by his parents Doyle and Mildred Moore and his best friend Tony Sandberg.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this difficult time.


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