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Alan R. Groulx

March 24, 1941 - June 28, 2021

Alan R. Groulx, age 80, passed away peacefully June 28th in Salem Oregon. He is preceded by his parents, Alan and Catherine Groulx.

Alan had a passion for life and love for his family and friends.

Alan was born March 24, 1941 in Hayward California.  He grew up and went to school in Hayward graduating Hayward High.  He also took art classes in San Jose City College.  Alan was a retired tool and die maker and well-known for his pen and ink drawings. In Alan’s younger years, he was also a sign painter.  He worked at many machine shops in the Bay Area and Auburn California. Prior to his retirement Alan was also the proud sole owner of AL’s Machine Shop in Grass Valley California.

Alan married the love of his life, Carol in September of 1985 in Grass Valley, California and shared 36 years together.  They moved to Salem, Oregon in September of 2014 where Alan became a member of the Masonic Fraternity at Jefferson Lodge #33 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #70.

In his retirement, Alan became interested in wood-working. He found pleasure in restoring and repurposing furniture with his wife, Carol.

Alan enjoyed model trains, collecting dragons, cottages and Rockwell’s series.  He also had a passion for bowling and loved to target shoot with his family members.  Another passion Alan had was his love of classic cars. He was known for wandering the classic cars shows and discussing the build of his favorite autos.

He was also a fan of the Francisco Giants (baseball) and Oakland Raiders (football) until he met Carol. She convinced him that the San Francisco 49ers was absolutely the right team to support. He could be seen with Carol at Salem Niner Empire Salem events and gatherings.

Alan was survived by his wife Carol, his sons Duane Gay Sr, Dale Huesing, David Groulx and Eric Groulx, and daughters, Debbie Wells and Christine Mason. He was also a survived by eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

A public Celebration of Life will be 1:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Jefferson Masonic Lodge (287 N. Main St.) in Jefferson.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Help Restore Jefferson Lodge Go Fund Me fund.

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Dear Christine, David, Eric, so very sorry to hear about your dads passing. We had a wonderful time being such great neighbors and friends. Alan dressed up our garage for New Years, a generous and talented guy.

So sorry for your extended family too.

Keep in touch, please. Nedy and the Montoya and Harris family So sorry Cathine has passed, I just loved your whole family.