Brendan McKay Loudermilk (formerly Bates) was liberated from this Earthly life on April 13th, 2023. He proved himself worthy of heroic status after a nearly three and a half year battle with cancer.
Brendan came into this world on May 29th, 1992 as if birth were the easiest and most comfortable experience a newborn could have and, immediately, let us know he was going to take life by storm.
He grew up and attended school in Annex where he was always surrounded by friends, he learned to play the guitar and became the first second grader allowed to check Louis L’Amour books out of the school library. His love for reading and John Wayne movies made him a very imaginative and brave child. He believed he could live that old lifestyle and tried as often as possible throughout his childhood years.
Brendan continued to torment teachers and school officials at and graduated from Weiser High School. He loved his friends, played baseball and fell in love with a girl.
Brendan married that girl, Cora Wright, in 2013. They began their careers and created a beautiful family together. His career began that same year at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department where he continued to serve until the moment his body would no longer allow him to do so. Serving his community and working with his fellow officers meant so much to him.
Brendan loved horses, the cowboy lifestyle, the mountains, hunting and fishing and the people he surrounded himself with. He loved to laugh and joke, voice his opinions and get into any shenanigans he possibly could.
He is survived by his wife, Cora Loudermilk, his children, Paxsen Jacobsen, Owen, Olivia and McKaytee Loudermilk, his mother, Jeanette Bates, his father, David Loudermilk and his siblings, Tyler Saxton, Adrian Bates, Lorinda Barajas, Rikki Loudermilk and Ryan Loudermilk.
A public services will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 11 AM at the Vendome Event Center in Weiser, Idaho.