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Alan Lee Bryan


Alan Lee Bryan was born April 7, 1929 in Greenbrier Township in Iowa to S. E. and Muriel Bryan. He died on November 1, 2016 at his home in The Dalles, Oregon with his wife and family at his bedside. Alan, who was 87, and had multiple health problems for several years. After graduating from Bayard High School, Alan farmed for several years before becoming a carpenter. He married Carmon Wyckoff in 1956. Four children were born into this family, two sons and two daughters. Kimberly Ann, Mark Alan, Kristin Renee and Jeffery Dean. In 1961 Alan and his family moved to Page, Arizona where he worked on the Glen Canyon Dam. Following completion of the dam, Alan worked at various sites on the Navajo reservation building Indian housing and dormitories for Native American boarding school students. In 1964 Alan and his family moved to Goldendale, Washington where he worked on John Day Dam. He also worked on the construction of Harvey Aluminum. He then became a contractor, first in partnership with his father-in-law until he retired. Alan then continued as an independent contractor building multiple homes and businesses in the Goldendale community and in Klickitat County. Alan was on the board of the Klickitat County Historical Society for several years and a member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed making furniture in his spare time and created many beautiful pieces for his family and others. He also greatly enjoyed his dogs. He was a rather quiet man, but a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister, a brother and multiple nieces and nephews and in-laws. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date


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