Former Breck resident Bruce MacFarland dies in Calif.
February 26, 2010
Dr. Bruce MacFarland died peacefully at home in Encinitas, Calif. with his wife, family and dog by his side, Feb. 25, at the age of 87. He was a former Breckenridge resident. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1953 with a degree in science and received his doctorate in clinical nutrition from Lafayette University.Dr. MacFarland was a pioneer in the areas of nutrition, holistic health and research for over 40 years. A successful entrepreneur, having started five companies, Dr. MacFarland founded Medical Diet Service, Inc. in 1963, Professional & Technical Services. Inc. 1967, Rincon Del Bosque Health Spa 1974, The Wellness Center 1980 and Radiance International 1994. Dr. MacFarland lectured and counseled thousands of women and men to optimal health and wellness through his Candida Program and innovative products (Pro-Gest, progesterone cream) over his career. He worked daily in his business, Radiance International. Bruce was an Eagle Scout, he organized the first soccer team at the University of Denver, and was a decorated WWII veteran who completed 30 missions in Europe and was the tallest ball-turret gunner in the US Army Air Corp. He enjoyed tennis, skiing, dancing, the bagpipes, Dixieland Jazz, oysters, sushi, Kopps Frozen Custard, and helping teach others about his passion for eating correctly and proper supplementation. He was beloved by all and lived an energized and passionate life. He is survived by his wife Lyn, and children David (Molly), daughters Sandy (Jim), Sharon (Dan), and Lyn’s children, Deborah, (Charles), Marcie (Ron), Brad, (Carole) Yvonne (David), Christine (Todd), grandchildren; Doug (Brittaney/son Wilder), Cameron (Erik), Scott, Lyn’s grandchildren Sean, Ryan, Sarah, Jacob, Benjamin, Nicole, Kenneth, Jeremy, and Jackson.Bruce requested donations be made to Boy Scouts of America. Celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date.