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Alan R Thomson

August 20, 1961 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 59)

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With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our beloved brother and uncle Alan R Thomson, who passed away August 14, 2021 at the age of 59. He was born in San Jose, California on August 20, 1961. He was preceded in death by parents Charles L Thomson and Shirley M (Coty) Thomson. Alan grew up on Air Force Bases and loved the travel, making new friends, and enjoying the chance to explore these new locations. He made fast friends and was always joking with anyone he could. He loved to camp and hike. He took his sister through Nevada deserts, across wooded streams, corn fields, and the Alaskan wilderness just to see what was out there. He loved adventure and loved to share it with anyone who would follow. He was always helping and teaching his sister and brother things he knew or learned. He helped his little brother learn to play football, with Alan being all time QB. Alan was there when his little brother rode a small motorcycle for the first time around the neighborhood block, a happy and scary time for them both. He played endless hours of board games and card games with family and friends, young and old. He was a hard worker and very determined to earn money to save for things he wanted. In 5th grade he had saved his lawn mowing money to over $600. He was very proud of his work ethic, long before he should have understood what that meant. He had big dreams for himself and his life.  On June 9, 1978 it was the last day of school when 16 yr old Alan was in a motorcycle accident that would change his life forever. His plans to join the Marines or be a motorcycle cop ended that day. His new life began -leaning to eat, learning to talk, learning to walk, learning to re-do all the things he lost in that split second. He did come back, though he lost a lot. It took time but his humor, his smile, his joking teasing ways did came back. He remembered his young life but not much of his new life. He had many struggles with this new person he had become, but with each new day he slowly came back. He still was the happy, joking, teasing, best ever Christmas gift giver, especially to his two nephews, David and Rick Engle, who he had so many good times with when they were young. He loved his family, his friends, his life. He leaves behind his two siblings Mary Jo Dvorak and Gary Thomson. Nephews David Engle, Rick Engle, and Austin Thomson. Great niece Amber, who he adored, great nephew Hunter and great niece Kinlee., both of who he never got the chance to meet, many cousins who he loved and cherished dearly, Aunts and Uncles that he still had fond memories of teasing or being teased. He never forgot a kind person or, at least, how they made him feel and to those We Thank You for helping our brother smile and enjoy his life. 

A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date due Covid19. 

 

 

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