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Mitchell David Boysen

August 10, 1987 - March 23, 2021

Mitchell David Boysen was born in Eugene, Ore., on Aug. 10, 1987, and died too soon at the age of 33 on March 23, 2021, in Keizer, Ore. Mitch graduated from Newberg High School in 2005. He excelled in a career as a HVAC technician and loved what he did. He was good at his job and felt great pride in this. He made connections wherever he went, both professionally and personally. He was social and what you'd call a "people person." His latest talent was in the area of smoked meats. He knew just the right combination of spices, pellets and love that went into his food. He was generous and would often bring his latest concoction to share with family and friends. He enjoyed spending hours crabbing at the beach.
Mitch had an intense loyalty to his friends, and his humor was enjoyed by all. The biggest void will be left in his beautiful daughter, Rose. They were the best of friends and had the most fun adventures together. They loved to go to the park, throw rocks in the river, play Barbies endlessly and do science experiments together. He loved her to the moon and back. He also jumped in to take care of Kylie like his own child. The loss of this kind and big-hearted man extends far into the community through all the connections he made in his life. His smile and loving heart will be missed by so many. He was so much more than we can express in words. We would like to thank Local 1660 Firefighters and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue for all their support during this time. Also, thanks to Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service for assisting the family. You can leave a message on his guestbook page at
Mitch is survived by his parents, Bret and Demi Boysen; daughter, Rose; sister, Marissa (Jared) Jenkins; niece, Brinsley; nephew, Maverick; grandparents Bob and Brenda Boysen, Bill (Barbara) French and Debbie French; aunts Tammy (Charles) Wilhoite, Nena (Paul) Andrews and Dawn Hunnicutt; uncle, Steve (Robyn) French; cousins Shola, Hadley, Dorsey, Chase, Cassidy, Payton, Dillon, Kayla and Brittany; and many more family who loved him.
Please take a moment to listen to “Play this when I’m gone” by Machine Gun Kelly.
A trust is being established to support Rose’s future, if interested contributions can be sent in care of:
Bret & Demi Boysen
9728 Lariat Ln NE
Aurora OR 97002

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Sorry to the Boysen family for their loss. Mitch and I knew each other for long time. From basketball and soccer in elementary to the swim team in high school. Every time you saw Mitch he was smiling or making others laugh. A true friend and great teammate always putting others before his. Though we feel apart in later years due to starting careers and familys we did still talk and see each other social media. I know how great of a men he was and how much rose meant to him. It was to soon. Mitch tell we meet again Ill remember the good and the bad time we shared. Much love

I wrote your name on my white belt man. You always said you were gonna take it from me so now it’s got your name on it but I’ll just use it till we see again. I wish we had a few more battles man. Until next time brother. I’d like to give my condolences and send love to Mitche's family. He was an amazing man and that’s and understatement. We both shared an immense love of combat sports. I’d say that’s how we bonded. He even started jiu jitsu and tapped me out in front of our whole work. I’ll always remember and tell that story. 

love ya buddy

Always in our hearts

I don’t have the words anymore. I will always wish I had said more, done more, been more for you. Mick and I knew from the moment we met you, that we’d be good friends. We loved FaceTiming you randomly during the day just to catch up and we love your daughter even more! We will forever miss you friend. 

Samantha & Mickey

We are so saddened at the loss of Mitch. In the short time we knew him, we knew he was a great guy who loved his daughter immensely. Prayers for all who have been affected by this great loss!! 
The Maskal Family

I met Mitch in high school, he was a great addition to our group of friends and was always a happy and funny guy. Had some great memories with him. He took me for my first ride on a street bike when we were like 16 and it was a thrilling experience. Gone too soon my friend.

I will forever miss Mitch, an amazing neighbor and an even better friend! Full of jokes and laughs and great conversations, always playing with Rose and being sure she was happy, sharing his latest smoked meat and always willing to help in any way he could. He was one of a kind and will never be forgotten! 

You were an amazing person and the best dad ever! You stepped up and took care of Kylie for over 10 years and loved her like your own! Rose was your little princess and you were her king! I will forever keep memories alive for her! Your smile will always be remembered! And every time I look at Rose's feet, I’ll remind her she “has long daddy toes!”
Thanks for the good times!
“I’ll miss you! I’ll miss you! I’ll miss you, yeah!”

I met Mitch back in 2019 when we worked together. He was a good friend, and beautiful soul. He was a great, loving dad to Rose. She was his whole world and everyone knew it. I will forever miss him!! My condolences to Mitch’s family. Sending lots of love out to everyone who knew and loved him.

Forever in our hearts Mitch. Rest in paradise. Love you always 

We are so sadden that you’re gone. Over the years you have been a great neighbor to Jase, myself, and our boys. I loved watching you with your girls. The bike rides, swimming pools, and all the adventures you went on together. I loved your love for the smoker and how you were always wanting to share with us. I will miss our daily waves and good mornings and just being your neighbor period. You were always so kind to my boys. I hope you know how many people’s life’s you touched and how much you will be missed. 

The Martynuik Family

Brother, we already miss you. You were such a great uncle to Brinsley and Maverick. Spoiled them and would play for hours. I miss your smile, your funny stories and your laugh. I will remember the good times and share those with my kids and Rose. I can’t believe that this is all. That we can’t make anymore good memories with you. My heart is so broken but I know with time it’ll heal. Rest In Peace baby brother and soar free. I love you.

Mitch, you will forever be missed man. I wish I would of known you sooner and done more things together outside of work. We always had a blast and you always made whatever crap job we were on 10 times better being able to joke around with you all day. I hope to be as good of a Girl Dad as you were with my baby girl. You'll always be an inspiration for me. Love ya brother, miss the hell out of you already. And to all his family... my deepest condolences and just know, he was the type of person that no matter how short you knew him, he made you feel like you had been friends for a life time. And to Rose, your daddy loved you with all his heart and I hope you always remember how proud he was to be a girl dad and be your dad.

Mitch will be missed dearly. As a co worker and friend for many years I can honestly say he touched many people in a positive way. My condolences to his family and I wish nothing but the best for all moving forward. Rest peacefully Mitch, you were loved by many. 

Mitch - we had good conversations and I'm sorry we will miss future ones. I think you know I loved you. And I will miss you in many ways. I didn't get to talk to you about Roth IRA's. I wanted to help you get set up for a good financial future. Now it doesn't seem so important. 

Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Mitch. Love, Uncle Paul and Aunt Nena


I’m still trying to process this all, I wake up hoping this isn’t real. Yet it is, my heart still hurts man. I’ll think of something I want to talk about and go to text you, I come home and look in your driveway, hoping to see you, I think of UFC fights coming up I wanna watch with you. I miss you brother.
  I still am in awe at how  Rose basically had your house full of Barbies. I knew instantly after seeing her set up that she truly had an amazing Dad. Or even if the Best UFC fight was on, Rose needed something, you dropped everything for her in a moment. Loved seeing you’re relationship with her, truly #1 Dad my friend.
 I could go on forever about you, this after only being friends for just under 2years. That tells me you were one hell of a friend, one that will forever be a friend in my heart.
 The loss of you is felt by many, my heart goes out to them,  your Family and Rose will also hold a special place in my heart. 

I like to believe you can see the love we all have for you. May your amazing soul find peace my friend because you deserve that. Thank you for being a friend that made such an impact on my life in such a short time. So I say goodbye for now but lt brings me comfort to know, one day I’ll see you again my Brother,

Much Love Until Then.

I am so sorry for your loss. Mitch was a great friend and neighbor to our daughter and son-in-law, Alyssa and Joel. I know they miss him terribly. I am praying for comfort and peace for you and the many who loved Mitch. 

We love you so much, Mitch. You will be forever in our hearts. We wish we could go back in time and even if we couldn't change the future maybe we could have one more chance to hug you and look you in the eyes and tell you how much we love you. We took it for granted that we would have another chance to do that. XOXOXO forever.

My dear son,  I miss you so much,  it’s paralyzing.  Every morning when I open my eyes,  I lose you again,  I feel like this will last the rest of my life.   I just want to hug you one more time and look at your handsome face.
I love you with all my heart