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ALAN RASMUSSEN

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Alan Neil Rasmussen Alan Neil Rasmussen was born in Tacoma, Washington on November 5, 1942, and passed away in Lakewood, Washington on June 21, 2014. Alan was a lifelong and proud resident of the Tacoma and Lakewood area. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and then attended the University of Washington, where he studied Political Science and graduated in 1964. Alan then attended the University of Washington School of Law, graduated in 1967, and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in September of that year. In 1968 Alan began serving in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, and honorably served one tour of duty in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam, Alan was highly regarded by his fellow soldiers and officers and was awarded several medals and honors, including a Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with ground operations. Upon returning home from Vietnam in 1969, Alan began working as an attorney in a law firm in Fife, Washington, and shortly thereafter he started his own solo law practice in Spanaway, Washington and maintained his own law practice for 43 years. Alan met the love of his life, Twila, in 1969 and they married in 1970. Alan and Twila celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2014, and they were constant companions, as Twila was the only person Alan trusted to assist him at his law practice. Alan and Twila worked together every day for 41 years. Alan had two great loves, his family and practicing law. He was very compassionate and generous with his time, often assisting those who were in need of his legal services for very little, or no money at all. He strongly believed that legal services should be available and affordable to all. When not spending time with his family, Alan was happiest being at work and helping those in need of his legal services. Alan was above all a thoughtful and modest person, who never asked for much in return as he took great pleasure in helping people in any way possible. Alan is survived by his wife, Twila, his children, who gave him great joy and pride, Genevieve Davis (Kirk) and Jordan Rasmussen (Jess), and grandchildren Grant and Colette Davis and Skylar and Colton Rasmussen. At Alan's request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the .
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 1, 2014
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