Alan A. Herren
85, passed away peacefully on the 17th of February, 2013 at his home, overlooking his beloved San Souci beach in Honolulu Hawaii. Alan (Al) was born on May 26, 1927 in Santa Ana, California to Sid and Virginia Herren
Following graduation from Santa Ana High School he joined the Navy and served on an aircraft carrier in the payroll department for 2 years. The GI bill afforded Alan the opportunity to attend Pepperdine University receiving his degree in accounting. In 1949 he married his high school sweetheart Vivian Thompson. Alan attended graduate school receiving his MA in business from USC. In 1950 they moved to San Bernardino to begin their teaching careers and raise their 2 daughters, Kristy and Cindy. Alan taught accounting and business classes for 32 years at San Bernardino and Pacific high schools. Alan held the position of president of the San Bernardino Teachers Association. In addition to his teaching career, Alan developed and grew a large income tax and financial consulting practice based in San Bernardino.. He retired from teaching in 1982 and continued his tax business. Alan enjoyed travel, fine dining, and entertaining. He took both his daughters and 4 grand children on lavish trips all over the world. Memories they will hold forever. Alan loved to have a good time and live every minute of his life to the fullest. He loved jokes, people, adventures, sailing, playing tennis, bridge, gourmet cooking, reading, and helping people. He was an excellent role model for his children and grand children and a generous friend.
In 2004 Alan sold his home, business and moved to the Diamond Head beach area of Honolulu. He spent his last years reading, playing dominos, and looking out at the blue Hawaiian water and enjoying visits from family and friends.
Alan is survived by his daughter Dr. Kristy Hilton (Perry) Parmelee of Bermuda Dunes CA; Cynthia Herren of Yucaipa, CA,; his grandchildren Tyler James Hilton, Brittany Kay Hilton, Austin James Garcia, Jordyn Dakota Skaggs.
As per his wish his body was donated to the medical school at the University of Hawaii, A celebration of life will be held at The Elks Club in San Bernardino at 3:00pm on April 7. . Hawaiian attire encouraged.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to any academic scholarship of your choice.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Mar. 20, 2013