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Allan Bruce "Al" Nissen
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1945
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 2007
Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County)
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Alan Nissen, a native Californian, was a 1962 graduate of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California, where he was an active participant in the engineer's club. When not in school or studying, Al could be found at any number of beaches along the southern Pacific Coast, exercising his dedicated love for surfing. Al and his wife, Leigh, married in 1980, and together they raised her young daughter. They later became the proud grandparents of four. Al and Leigh resided in Solvang, California until 1999, when a job transfer brought them to Double Oak, Denton County, Texas, a very small town north of Dallas. They purchased a brand new home on two acres and Al's love for his "space" was quite evident. He treated himself to a riding lawn mower and relished his time caretaking his massive yard. Eventually Al and Leigh added a large swimming pool in the "back forty", equipped with a flowing waterfall. They were very involved in their church, its activities and they acquired many wonderful friends. Sadly, Leigh died in 2005 of injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Al's church family "held him close" for the next two years, then he decided to return to California and his loving family. In the early summer of 2007, Al was diagnosed with a terminal illness and while undergoing very debilitating medical treatment, he managed to find the strength to attend his 45th class reunion. He spent three happy days reliving his youth with the many friends he held so very dear. Al's warm smile, edearing ways, and his grand sense of humor will be missed.

Links to Find-A-Grave memorials of some other Newport Harbor High school graduates and teachers can be found listed with Lt. Kent Anderson, class of 1962:

Lieutenant Kent Anderson - Class of 1962
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  Leigh Smalley Nissen (1941 - 2005)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: Sec: Annex 7 Lot: 39 Sp: N-B
Maintained by: Jo-Ann
Originally Created by: Ron West
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79451461
Allan Bruce Al Nissen
Added by: Jo-Ann
Allan Bruce Al Nissen
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Allan Bruce Al Nissen
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- Jo-Ann
 Added: Mar. 10, 2013
You are missed and loved.....
- Jo-Ann
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012
How well I remember "Mimis" and how we all ate till we could not move!
- Jo-Ann
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
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