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Alan Lynn Dowdy – May 11, 2020

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Alan Lynn Dowdy

We are here to celebrate the life of Alan Lynn Dowdy. Alan was born January 15, 1960 in Riverside, CA. He spent his youth with in his early twenties.  Lynn as we the Dowdy family called him, was an awesome brother as well as a great person, who knew the art of giving, pleasing and fun doing it.  He was big hearted.  Loved his family, friends and church each and every day  He found and married the love of his life, Alecia Fink Dowdy, and they began to build a small family full of love and happiness.

He entered the academy to become a correctional officer for the state of California. Upon his graduation from the academy Alan moved his young growing family to Susanville where he became a Correctional Officer at CCC and later became one of the first guards on shift at High Desert State Prison. After his retirement from the Department of Corrections Alan worked hard to earn a degree in accounting, and he used that degree as a staff accountant later in his life.

As his family grew, he found joy in spending time with his with wife and kids sharing his life and passions. Alan had a passion for auto racing, fishing, cooking, gardening, camping, and a good old practical joke every now and then. He loved to share his passions with whoever was interested and willing to listen. Alan was an upstanding active citizen in his community. Throughout his life Alan served as a coach to many young men and women. As president of the Susanville Little League, Alan was responsible for revitalizing Pat Murphy Little League fields to ensure the kids of the community had a safe place to learn and grow. Alan loved to cook, specifically BBQ, he spent time organizing BBQ competitions to help raise money for local charities. Alan served on the planning commission for the City of Susanville and helped make decisions about the growth of his community. Alan also served as a local leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in several different capacities.

Alan stood as a role model to those that knew him. He was kind, generous, and loving. He was the man that when called upon he stood with the first and he stood the tallest. He will be forever missed and lovedAlan is survived by his Loving wife Alecia Fink Dowdy, kids Bryce and Jamie Dowdy, Kelly Dowdy, Megan Dowdy and Jeremy Rice, Grandkids David, Jordan, Brystol, Bret, and Austin, Brother and sister in law Lee and Kerry Dowdy and family, Sister and Brother in law Tina and Ronnie Nipper and family, Sister in law Kathy Dowdy and family, Father in law George Fink, Brother and sister in law Kelly and Bekki Fink and family, Sister and brother in law Denise and Jens Hedlund and family.  

 

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