Alan Dean Boyack was born June 7, 1940, in St. George, Utah. He was the son of Dean Chandler Boyack and Virginia Moody Boyack.
Alan attended his education up through Woodward Junior High School in St. George, Utah. He was a lifelong scout, having reached the ranks of Eagle, and 15 merit badges beyond Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. Alan served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the country of Peru having served in the Andes Mission from July 1960 until January of 1963. In 1963 after graduating from Dixie Junior College, Alan matriculated into University of Utah where he graduated in 1966 with a criminology emphasis.
On December 30, 1964, Alan married Trudy Bailey in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. From the marriage they would have 2 children, Edward Dean Boyack (Helen) and Jeffery Alan Boyack (Isabel). Trudy and Alan have 4 granddaughters, who are in order of their birth, Brittney Lee Constantin (Nick), Bailey Anne Longhurst (David), Madison Kate Boyack, and Adalynn Kate Boyack.
Alan attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1969 and received his Juris Doctorate degree. He practiced law in both California and Utah for some 44 years. Many of Alan’s cases received national media attention and he was also appointed as a medical examiner investigating for both the state of Utah and Mojave county Arizona. Alan was a licensed multi-engine pilot and enjoyed flying and serving others as a missionary, soldier, medical examiner, investigator, president of the St. George Kiwanis Club and lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis of Southern Utah.
Alan served in the United States army for a period of 24 years and is a retired field grade officer, having served as both a Special Forces officer, “Green Beret” and as an intelligence officer.
Alan is survived by his wife Trudy of 58 years of marriage, sons Edward Dean Boyack and Jeffery Alan Boyack, their spouses and grandchildren as previously mentioned.
Funeral Services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, located at 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 84770, on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held beginning 9:00 am and will continue until 10:30 am on the same day.
Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online by clicking on the link below.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Alan’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com