Age 61, of Outlook, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Alan was born July 23, 1951 in Roseburg, Oregon to George and Arlene McNaughton. He grew up on the family ranch in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. He loved hunting and riding horses, and spent a lot of time roaming the ranch on his horse, Boone. Alan graduated from South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek in 1969. Soon after graduating he met the love of his life, Diane Devin. They were married in Myrtle Creek in July 1971. During the first years of their marriage Alan worked in logging as a shovel operator. Soon after their three children, Dena, Denise and Scotty were born; Alan and Diane moved their family to Sunnyside, WA. Alan worked as an AI tech for many years and in recent years began selling livestock as well. In his over 30-year career, Alan became very well-known and respected among many dairies in the valley. Alan loved fishing and being on the Columbia River with his fishing buddies. He also could be found many weekends watching NASCAR. He loved Fantasy Football and was avid fan of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oregon Ducks. Alan dearly loved kids and was “Papa” to all nine of his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of over 41 years Diane McNaughton; daughters, Dena Heintz and her husband Joseph of Meridian, Idaho; Denise Diaz of Outlook; son, Scotty McNaughton of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren: Savannah, Macey, Olivia, Adrianne, Lenny, Trey, Devan, Taytum, and Ethan; mother, Arlene McNaughton of Canyonville, Oregon; sisters: Kathy Hatton of Riddle, Oregon, Chris Rachor and husband Max of Canyonville, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alan was preceded in death by his father, George McNaughton. Alan had a lot of very special friends, both in Oregon and Washington, all whom meant a lot to him. He was a true people-person, and was well-liked by everyone he met. Alan will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church in Sunnyside, WA. Please come dressed casually, as Alan would have liked. A potluck will reception to follow. Valley Hills Funeral Home & Crematory in Sunnyside are in charge of the arrangements.
Alan Earl McNaughton
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