Arthur Alan Loudon of Alton Bay, known as Alan to everyone, passed away early Monday morning, April 30, 2018 in his home. He was 66 and born on September 17, 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Alan leaves his beloved wife Diane, son Michael D. Loudon from Huntersville, North Carolina, step son Zachary A. Lewis and family from Twinsburg, Ohio, step daughter Sarah W. Lewis and family from Winthrop, Massachusetts , sister Sherry G. Loudon from West Newbury, Massachusetts and Fort Myers, Florida and brother Richard W. Loudon from here in Alton Bay and about a million dear friends and lots of animals – especially his two dogs Hunter and Chase.
Alan, in his heart, was an artist – a creative and constantly moving mind full of ideas and plans. He could ‘see’ things and create them. Most notably the home and barn in Alton Bay but also the 10 year renovation of a 150 year old family home in Silvermine, CT. His skill with carpentry and construction made things look easy when they really weren’t. His constant quest for perfection was amazing. He raised the gables on the barn himself and that quest was rewarded with perfectly constructed and visually pleasing buildings – from the chicken coop to the barn and house.
His artistry also came out in his photography and videography which he did with great passion and energy for years. His work with the dancers at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and many local musicians succeeded in capturing their art so that it could be shared with so many others.
He was also an accomplished arborist and tree surgeon running his own company, Loudon Tree Service in Connecticut for 30+ years. He was a fearless climber and an experienced woodsman with a thriving business from which he retired when we moved to New Hampshire in 2003.
Alan’s love of nature, animals and ‘cowboy-ing’ landed us in Alton Bay with ~300 acres to play with. He was his happiest outside in the sun no matter how cold!
Alan graduated Norwalk High School in Norwalk, CT in 1969 an avid sports guy playing football and hockey throughout his school years. While he did not immediately go to college, nor did he ever graduate, his love of learning drove him to multiple colleges and universities and specific programs or courses that appealed to his yearning for knowledge. Safe to say Alan was a lifetime learner!
Alan simply was a cowboy – not only watching endless reruns of the Rifleman and Rawhide but living the life to the extent possible. Endless trips out west and to the Canadian Rockies were one of his favorite things. His personality was sparkly as were his brilliant blue eyes and he was always quick with a beautiful smile wherever he was. It was that smile that captured us all and held us forever.
We will miss him beyond all words…there is no way to articulate the hole now in our lives. But we know he is Papa Angel now and we feel him everywhere. God Bless You, Alan – we love you and we will heal but never stop missing you.
In lieu of donations your support of naturopathy and herbal healing would be comforting in remembrance of Alan and healthy for you.
Calling hours will be held at Lord Funeral Home, 23 Club Lane, Wolfeboro, NH Friday May 4, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Graveside service will be held Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at Cold Spring Farm, 74 Davis Road, Alton, NH.