Alan Scot Manwaring, died Friday, Sept. 24, at the age of 67 years.
Alan was born the second of three children to Harold and Verleen Manwaring on the Jan. 17, 1954 in Seattle, Washington.
Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Lodi, Calif. where Alan grew up attending Lodi public schools. During this time he was active in LDS Church youth and Boy Scout programs, where he enjoyed the camaraderie of his peers and spending time outdoors amongst nature. Those who knew Alan as a child appreciated his innate desire to be of service and help others. He continued to demonstrate this endearing attribute throughout his life.
In 1972, Alan graduated from Lodi High School. While attending Delta College the following year, Alan was injured in a devastating vehicular accident, resulting in a broken back. Shortly after rehabilitation, he met fellow Lodi High alum Julie Updegraff.
The two began dating and married in 1975 after Alan’s return from an LDS Church mission in La Paz, Bolivia. This union produced three children, Jason Alan, Sean Michael and Ashley Lauren. In 1990, Alan and Julie relocated their young family from Lodi to the growing community of Galt, California where they continued to live to the present day. Alan was employed for over 25 years by the California State Department of Corrections, retiring in 2015.
In his spare time, he enjoyed bike rides with Julie, building, flying and maintaining his remote drones and hobby planes, as well as playing with anything that had an Apple logo on it. Alan cherished spending time with his grandson, Alexander.
In addition to time spent with his family, he enjoyed yearly outdoor excursions with his two childhood best friends, Carlos Roby and Bill Whitaker. He was an active member of the LDS Church and enthusiastically dedicated many hours of service through his various church callings.
Alan was proud of his American and LDS pioneer family heritage. His ancestors helped settle the Cache Valley region of Utah and were descendants of two passengers of the Mayflower. Alan demonstrated his love for others through acts of kindness and service. If ever someone needed support or a helping hand, he was never far behind.
Alan is survived by his wife of 46 years, Julie; their three children, Jason, Sean and Ashley; a grandson, Alexander; a brother and sister, David and Kathleen Manwaring; his mother-in-law, Beverly Updegraff; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held in remembrance of Alan on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Lodi California Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1510 W. Century Boulevard in Lodi. All who knew and loved Alan are encouraged to attend.