Passed away on August 12, 2019, at MD Anderson Houston, Texas, from colon cancer. With his mother Cathy and Sister Sarah by his side.
He was born on September 19, 1983, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Cathy Carpenter and Wayne Boitz. Alan graduated in 2002 from Wasilla High School and in 2006 from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He worked in the oil fields of Alaska and North Dakota. He was employed with Little Red Services, a division of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. He enjoyed football, baseball, snowboarding, golf, travel and fostering retired racing greyhounds. He was avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He swam with the sharks in South Africa, explored Brazil, and was always ready for an adventure. Alan moved to Austin, Texas, where he enjoyed the culture of art, food and music. There, he could be found in his back yard, either smoking or barbecuing anything from brisket to salmon. He was a kind generous man, who was loved and will be greatly missed.
Alan was preceded in death by Cathy’s partner, John Ungar; Uncles, Matt, David, Tommie, Shelby, and Monte; Aunt, Connie; his grandparents, Ed Boltz, Hortense Fuls, Ernest and Marie Carpenter; and Cousins, Scott and Jake.
Alan leaves behind his Mother; Cathy Carpenter; Father, Wayne Boitz; Sister, Sarah Adams; Niece, Jaylene Boitz; Nephews, Ashton Boitz, River and Dakota Adams; Aunts, Linda Penny, Nancy and Pam; Uncles, Ernie, Gene and Steven and all of their spouses; Uncles Gary and wife Susan Boitz and Keith Boitz; and many cousins, friends and other family member.
A Celebration of Life, Texas Style, was held on August 18, 2019, in Dallas, Ore. A second Celebration of Life and Dallas Cowboys Kick Off will be held on September 8, 2019, at 12 p.m., at the home of Mark Nunley in Wasilla. Contact Sarah Adams, 907-232-8641 for details.
Ashes were placed at Belcrest Cemetery, Salem, Oregon.