Christopher Paul Loomis (1952 - 2018)

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Christopher Paul Loomis passed away peacefully in his home in Buhl, Idaho, on March 2, 2018. Chris was born on June 21, 1952, in Sacramento, Calif., to Harry and Pauline (Menteer) Loomis. He grew up in San Jose, Calif., and attended Mount Pleasant High School.
In 1974, Chris moved north, fulfilling his childhood dream of living in the wilds of Alaska. He worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline in harsh, remote environments.
Chris was an exceptional outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and live in the wilderness. He earned his pilot's license, purchased a bush plane and flew the Alaska skies from his new home in Paxson, Alaska.
Chris met Shauna Johnson in northern Canada and they were married in 1977. Together, Chris and Shauna built their first home, a log cabin, on Paxson Lake, where they started their family. As one of Alaska's premier hunting guides for 30 years, Chris led parties to remote mountainous and coastal areas to hunt large game. He also raised and trained Chesapeake hunting dogs for many of those years.
In 1993, Chris moved to rural southern Idaho, where he rode horseback to his favorite hunting and fishing grounds. He guided white water rafting expeditions on the Snake River during Idaho summers, while continuing to guide big game hunters in Alaska every year. After retiring from guiding, he bred and raised champion AKC German Shepherd dogs at his home in Idaho.
Chris is survived by his mother, Pauline Loomis of San Jose, Calif.; and two brothers, Harry Loomis Jr. of Pahoa, Hawaii, and Scott Loomis of Rogue River, Ore. He leaves three children: Skye Loomis Stevens of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, Cole Loomis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Morgan Hacker of Cleveland, Ohio. Chris also leaves two young granddaughters, Sienna and Summer Loomis Stevens of Stony Plain, Alberta; and former wife, Shauna Johnson of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.
A great adventure closes and another just begins. Be at peace, Dad, as you are now and forever at one with Mother Earth.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 15 to May 16, 2018