Alyn Robert Foxall
Alyn Robert Foxall was born May 10, 1938 to Eric and Lydia Foxall in Pocatello Idaho. He graduated from Pocatello High School in 1956 and attended Idaho State University and Boise State. He was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad the day after graduation. Four years later Alyn married his childhood girlfriend, Elaine Nelson. In 1968 he moved his family to Boise when the UP Railroad promoted Alyn to the Transportation Department at the Boise Depot. In 1974 Alyn was offered the position of Senior Rate Analyst with Boise Cascade, where he worked until retirement in 1996.
Alyn was a fun loving family man, always ready for a good time or adventure. He took great pride in his three children, always setting the example with his solid work ethic and his hard work — play hard attitude. For nearly 60 years he lived out that motto by spending most weekends motorcycling and four wheeling in the Idaho mountains. He was active with the cycling club members in maintaining miles of trails, and it’s estimated that he, his friends and son rode some 200,000 miles on that network of trails. Clearly, Alyn appreciated anything with a motor, whether it was snowmobiling, waterskiing, jet-skiing, or his classic cars. However, when not riding in the mountains surrounding Round Valley, Idaho, he was golfing, playing tennis (threatening his opponents with his lightning serve), and snow skiing.
Alyn, we love you and will keep alive the memories of your smile, laughter, funny one-liners and playful nature.
He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughter Linda and husband Cameron Ventura, daughter Wendy and husband Mike McGowan, and son Todd and his wife Naomi and 3 grandchildren Alyn Joshua 11 — Kade 7 — and Rebekah 5.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and granddaughter Hannah-7 months. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Lenity Assisted Living and Keystone Hospice for their compassionate and loving care.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City on Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 6 — 8 pm. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.