Alan David Berbert passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2023 due to causes incident to dementia. Alan was born March 17, 1950, in Columbia, Missouri, the first child of David George and Geraldine McKeel Berbert. Soon thereafter the family moved to Utah and then to southern California where Alan quickly developed his love for California and the beach.
Alan was a precocious child, playful and kind. As a child he loved Roy Rogers and Davy Crockett. He also learned to play the guitar and was a natural born leader. He graduated from Buena High School in Ventura in 1968 and served as Student Body President his senior year.
Following high school Alan attended Brigham Young University where he studied Communications and served as news manager for KBYU. In 1970 Alan took a break from college to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States mission (Oregon and Idaho).
While at BYU Alan met his first wife, Linda Hatch. They were married in 1972 and together they had two children, Chad Jonathan and Christie Jean. It was while at BYU that Alan developed his lifelong love of skiing after taking a ski class. Over the next several years Alan lived in Southern California and in Utah, working in television and in the steel industry.
In the early 1980s Alan moved back to California, this time to the Bay Area where he would spend the next nearly thirty years of his life. During this time he went back to school and earned a degree in Accounting. He worked for many years in accounting and finance across the banking, energy, and bio-tech sectors, ultimately retiring in 2010.
While in the Bay Area, Alan met Nancy Kincannon and they were married in 1986. Together they had Jaymi Lynx and Tyler Jonathan. During this period Alan also continued to facilitate his love of skiing by purchasing a cabin in the Lake Tahoe area, a place that would serve as the location for many family gatherings, including the first of many Berbert family reunions.
In 1997 Alan rejoined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for the next fifteen years was actively involved in Church callings, including serving as a temple worker for a number of years. In 2007 Alan married Rhonda Hardy and immediately welcomed her and her children Krista and Taylor into the family.
Alan was a lover of music, the mountains, the beach, and the world around him. During his life he enjoyed travel, long drives, skiing, surfing, and late in life spending time with his beloved dog Max. He also liked to sing and play guitar and frequently music from John Denver and the Beach Boys would cheer him up. Even late in life when he couldn’t remember recent conversations, he could always sing along to his favorite John Denver and Beach Boy hits.
In 2010 Alan was diagnosed with early-stage frontotemporal dementia, a disease that would ultimately take his life. He retired and moved soon thereafter to Boulder City, Nevada where he continued to enjoy the outdoors and long walks and excursions with his friends, including Alan Hardy and Jay Young. During his final years he was lovingly looked after by his beloved wife Rhonda and by the caretakers at Beehive Homes in Washington, Utah.
Alan is survived by his wife Rhonda Hardy Berbert, his father David George Berbert, his sister Cathy Runyan-Svacina (Larry), his brothers Kenneth Berbert (Sheila), and Todd Berbert (Rebecca), and by his children Chad Berbert, Jaymi Berbert, Tyler Berbert, Krista Sisung (David), and Taylor Berbert (Madison). He also is survived by his grandchildren Mia Schramm (Taris), Lincoln Berbert, Eli Berbert, Jacob Berbert, Parker Reynolds (Alyssa), Gavin Sisung, Jeremy Sisung, Kay Berbert, Grace Berbert, and Lucy Berbert, and by two great grandchildren Tamatoa Schramm and Te Fiti Schramm.
Alan was preceded in death by his mother Geraldine McKeel Berbert, his brother Jon Berbert, his daughter Christie Berbert Spangenberg, and his grandson Isaac Berbert.
Funeral services for Alan will be held Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 No. Main St., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
Funeral services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Alan’s obituary page.