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Alan O. Nyborg


1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
ALAN O. NYBORG Alan passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2015, in Riverside, CA, following a long illness. He was 90 years old. Alan was born on May 2nd, 1924 in San Fernando, CA to William and Kathern Nyborg. Alan, and his older sister Barbara, were raised and educated in Riverside. Alan graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1941. In 1943, with WWII raging, Alan was invited to join the Army and serve his country. After the war, in 1946, he returned to Riverside and began his service as an officer for the Riverside Police Department. In 1950, he was re-commissioned by the Army to serve during the Korean War as an MP. Alan returned to Riverside in 1951 and continued his service as a police officer. He met Shelby Jean Fletcher at Harry's Drive-in in Riverside where Shelby was a car hop. After a whirlwind courtship they were married at the Mission Inn in 1954. Alan and Shelby made their life together in Riverside, raising three children. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October 2014. Alan is survived by his wife Shelby of Riverside, CA; son, Andrew O. Nyborg of Riverside, CA; daughters, Jennifer K. Nyborg and Melanie S. Nyborg of Fort Collins, CO; and two grandchildren, Alan O. Nyborg and Lindsay E. Nyborg, also of Riverside, CA. Alan is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Bingaman. Alan achieved the rank of lieutenant before retiring from the Riverside Police Department in 1977. Alan loved to keep busy. After his retirement, he held multiple jobs. The one he loved the most, and was perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, was working with handicapped children as a bus driver for the Riverside School District. He also worked for the Forest Service, the USPS, obtained a Real Estate license, and inspected used cars going to auction. Alan had a passion for nature and the outdoors, from the Sierra Nevada's to the Colorado Rockies. Alan's admiration for nature was expressed through the planting and tending of his avocado and citrus orchard, he created an exquisite landscape at home that resembled a botanical garden. He loved adventure, the weather, natural beauty, drawing and painting, and had a special kindness for animals. Alan loved life, but most of all, he loved his family. He was kind, gentle, and generous. For those fortunate enough to have known him, it is these traits for which Alan will be most remembered. He was the best husband and father anyone could ever want. He will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the or the Humane Society of Riverside County. Visitation will be held at Arlington Mortuary on Monday, Feb. 16th from 9 AM until 11 AM. Following visitation, a graveside service will be held at noon beginning at Staging Area 1 at the Riverside National Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2015
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