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In Memory of

Alan O. Ogutu

April 9, 1983 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Alan was born on April 9, 1983 to Vivian and Moses Ogutu. He was father to Malaika; brother to Brenda; Irene, and the late Tim; brother in-law to Charlie; uncle to Clarissa. He was also nephew to the Ogutus, Oderos, Ogwenos, all from Suba District, the Sagalas from Matunda Kitale; cousin to Charles, Jack, Mike, Fiona, Elvis, Irene, Lydia, among others; and grandson to the late Ogutu and Sprina Mahinya, the late Joshua Sagala and Mama Anna Sagala.

Alan was baptized before his first anniversary at Gatundu Catholic Church. Alan was later to...

Alan was born on April 9, 1983 to Vivian and Moses Ogutu. He was father to Malaika; brother to Brenda; Irene, and the late Tim; brother in-law to Charlie; uncle to Clarissa. He was also nephew to the Ogutus, Oderos, Ogwenos, all from Suba District, the Sagalas from Matunda Kitale; cousin to Charles, Jack, Mike, Fiona, Elvis, Irene, Lydia, among others; and grandson to the late Ogutu and Sprina Mahinya, the late Joshua Sagala and Mama Anna Sagala.

Alan was baptized before his first anniversary at Gatundu Catholic Church. Alan was later to be confirmed at the age of twelve at Our Lady Queen of Peace South C Nairobi, Kenya. Alan was actively involved in Christian youth activities and volunteer services during his formative years which later shaped his mature life profoundly. Even at his young age, Alan loved and preserved nature especially pets.

Alan attended St. Hannah's Preparatory school and proceeded to Highway Secondary School, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology in Kenya and later South Plains College, Levelland, TX and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX DPT program. Alan worked at University Medical Center Lubbock, TX, Garrison Geriatric Care Lubbock, TX and Rock House of Lubbock where he distinguished himself as a dedicated employee and a great team player. He earned the respect of both his colleagues and seniors.

On January 26, 2013 Alan had a car accident that rendered him immobile after relentless efforts of several highly qualified and committed specialists at the UMC Hospital and Southern Specialty LTC in Lubbock, Texas to save his life. In the next three years and nine months, Alan battled his illness with bravery and resilience. Throughout this period, Alan showed great strength and determination to live. In September 2016 Alan's health deteriorated with a couple of admissions to ICU. On October 6, 2016, Alan was admitted to MICU. However his health continued to deteriorate, and on October 8, 2016, Alan's systems begun to shut down. On October 9, 2016 at 5.30 am Alan sadly succumbed. Alan fought a good fight.

Alan, my son, you loved your family dearly. You were industrious, respectful, and generous. You lifted and supported us whenever we needed you. You were our beacon, strength, and hope. You were full of dreams. You wore a distinctive smile on your face permanently. You radiated joy and happiness which was indeed infectious. Fare thee well son till we meet again! We have received overwhelming love and support from friends and relatives from all over the world. We appreciate all of you. We couldn't have done it alone. We loved Alan but God loved him more.

Online condolences may be offered and the guestbook may be viewed on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.