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Allan Gordon Nicol
May 4, 1938 ~ February 22, 2022
Allan was born at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport Connecticut to William J.W. Nicol and Janet Scott Thomson Nicol. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother William Alexander Nicol and beloved wife Carolyn Sue Nicol. He is survived by his sister Betty Dobensky of Stratford, CT; son Dan Nicol of Rio Rancho, NM; son Jeff Nicol (Tiffany) of Rio Rancho, NM; step-daughter Terri Moore of Los Alamos, NM; step-son John Moore of Rio Rancho, NM; step-son Craig Moore (Aimee) of Crossville, TN; grandchildren Chelsey Nicol, Allan Nicol (Crystal), Max Flemming (Crystal), Connor Bailey, Jordan Bailey, Isabella Bailey, Johnathan Moore, Brandon Moore, Alec Moore and Nicolas Moore; several great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Allan joined the US Air Force on December 27, 1956. He received an Honorable Discharge on December 9, 1960. He married Carolyn Sue Nicol, his “Precious”, on October 7, 1977. Big Al retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory on October 31, 1993 after 19 years. He and Sue moved to Puerto De Luna, NM and started the 2N Ranch. After two years at the ranch they moved back to Los Alamos, NM for about a year before moving to Rio Rancho, NM where they resided ever since. Allan went by many monikers: Big Al, Gramps, Pops, Nick and was loved by all.
For decades Allan loved spending his time coaching his kids, and others, in multiple sports and sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise. He loved the out of doors and spent a lot of time boating and camping and sharing that love with family and friends.
A special “Thank You” to John Moore for his amazing care of Big Al over the last several years.
A Celebration of Life will take place some time in the future. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Allan’s memory, please give to one of your favorite charities in his name as he never specified his favorite. He did enjoy giving to St. Jude’s and Tunnel to Towers on occasion.
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