Former Los Banos Police Chief and City Manager, Loris T. Broddrick passed away at his home in Snelling, CA on August 11, 2013 at the age of 83. Loris was born on October 6, 1929 in Sayre, OK and moved to Merced with his parents at the age of 12. Loris worked for 34 years in law enforcement and city government. He was married to the love of this life, Gloria Eldoris Anderson in 1950 at the Kolberg family home in Atwater. Together they raised four children and served the church and communities of Merced and Los Banos.
Following retirement Loris and Gloria followed their passions for family travel, adventure, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed multiple trips to Alaska by ship and motor home, a boat excursion extending the length of the Amazon River, and frequent trips to Montana and Idaho for big game hunting. The artifacts from these trips decorate his home.
Loris was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Gloria Anderson Broddrick; father, George Thomas; mother, Vivian Grace; brothers, Arlie and Lavonne "Dink"; and sister, Ann Klinger.
He leaves behind his children, Loris "Ryan" Broddrick (Trish), Aleta Bauer (Robert), Carol Woolf, and Chester Broddrick; sister, Rita Kidd; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B St., Merced, CA 95341 on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 2:00pm-7:00pm followed by a funeral service on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00am. Interment will follow services at Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Merced College Foundation, Loris T. Broddrick Law Enforcement Scholarship, 3600 M St., Merced, CA 95348.