Bert Louis “Louie” Brannaman of Davis, Calif., passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2015. He was 95 years old. Louie was born in Sutliff on March 3, 1920. After high school, Louie attended the University of Iowa. Upon graduation, Louie moved to California where he started working for the University of California (UC) Riverside in agronomy. In 1963, Louie transferred to the UC Davis campus, where he was a lab technician in the agronomy department. Louie worked for 35 years for the University of California.