Married to Joan L Tolleth, Alan died of Lung Cancer which metastasized to his brain. He had a degree in Biochemistry and once told me a story about helping put man on the moon by inventing something that worked within the filtration system. Apparently he got a plaque from NASA for it. I am told it hung at the Smithsonian, someday I’d like to apply to see it and check out the story.. He quit working as a chemist because he said the labs were too dangerous, people kept getting blown up. Afterwards he started to raise cattle in Oregon. We had a big Fourth of July family reunions there every year. He and my father Fred were very close, but I never met my Uncle Hale because of a falling out between the brothers. He and Joan had four sons; Jon, David, Grant and Matthew who survived him.