In Memory

Alvin Nilson

Alvin Gerod Nilson, a resident of Snohomish County, Washington, was born on May 13, 1949 and passed away on May 1, 1971 in Douglas County, Washington.  

Alvin Gerod Nilson is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.

Information was found in the Washington State Death Records and Find A Grave,

Please contact the MHS '67 Website if you have any additional information.

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10/28/16 12:56 PM #1    

Kenneth Jennings

Al Nilson didn't seem to have a lot of close friends, but I remember driving over to his house to look at his vintage ham radio gear. It was vintage back in 1966 -- WWII era stuff.  He also had an old 50 watt PA amp that he sold me for $15.00 and we used it in the first band I played in.  I think it was only a year after we graduated that a mutual friend (can't remember who) told me Al was riding his motorcycle in Spokane when a women stepped off the curb in front of him, killing them both.  I have no indpendent verification, but in any case, Al was quiet,  kind, and generous.  See you on the other side Al . . . .

08/27/17 10:20 PM #2    

Terry Spring

Ken, that might have been me that told you.  I was riding in a car headed north out of Wenatchee headed to Chelan.  There was a body maybe a couple hundred feet off the road surrounded by a group of people.  There were no emergency people there, so we must have come by right after it happened.  I didn't find out who it was until a long time later.  Very sad.

08/28/17 09:05 AM #3    

Stephen McKenzie




Al and I were acquaintances in HS, and had the same lunch period, sitting at the same table.

I had been to his house to see his motorcycle when we were Jrs or Seniors. When he died, I went to his funeral and gathering at his parents house afterwards. His father told me that he and his new wife went to the Wenatchee Apple Blossom festival that weekend. He was riding his wife's Bonneville when he came upon a stopped car and a young woman talking to the driver. As he went around them to pass, she turned around and walked right into the path of his motorcycle. He must have been going pretty fast, as it killed them both, throwing the young woman 90 feet.

After the funeral there was a motorcade of motorcycles that led the way to the cemetery, with his best friend leading the way on Al's Norton. He was probably the first one of our class to die.

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