Mitchell David Boysen August 10, 1987 – March 23, 2021

Mitchell David Boysen was born in Eugene on Aug. 10, 1987, and died too soon at the age of 33 on March 23, 2021, in Keizer. 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 Barbie 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.