Bryce’s 97 years were full of adventure, laughter, tinkering, dogs, cars, and rivers. He was hard- working, ingenious, creative, cheeky, and he loved nature with a passion. Just two months prior to his death, he was inducted into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame for his pioneering of commercial whitewater rafting and his innovative raft and kayak designs. He delighted in taking people down the river and letting them experience the joy of nature. After his retirement, he lived in Talent Oregon for many years and enjoyed the rural life on Anderson Creek. He loved the Rogue River, so a private celebration of his life was held on the shores of his beloved Rogue. Bryce is survived by his two daughters, Ann Hartell (Harvey Goldstein) and Jana Johnson (Darrell Johnson), his grandson Davis Luton, and his dear dog Raven. Bryce is pre-deceased by his mother Muriel Fern Whitmore. His inspiring presence will be greatly missed by many.
Memorial contributions can be made to; Tuolumne River Trust, The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, Southern Oregon Humane Society.