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Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA

OBITUARY

Nicholas "Nick" Lee Legan

December 25, 1987March 5, 2020
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Nicholas Lee Legan was born on December 25,1987 at Memorial Hospital in Bakesfield, CA. He departed this stage of existence on March 5, 2020 in Bakersfield, CA. Nick is survived by his son, Elijah Legan, mother and step-father Lisa and Tim Lewis, siblings Amy and Chad Dials, Ronnie and Erin Smith, Rachel Legan, Dustin Legan, his nephews, nieces and cousins. As a young child Nick was always outdoors, building forts, hiking, exploring wildlife and playing with his slingshot. When he was indoors he loved to set booby traps around the house. Nick graduated from East Bakersfield High School in 2006. During high school Nick excelled at football and loved lifting weights. Nick and his teammates won the Valley Football Championship in 2004 for the first time in school history. Nick was a student of life. He was always reading, learning as much as he could about astronomy, philosophy, religions, history, cultures, and learned something from everyone he spoke to. Nick will be remembered for the sense of adventure he sparked in everyone around him, for living life his way, for being a great listener, for his smile and laugh, and for the father, son, brother, uncle and friend he was to each of us, but his greatest legacy is his son, Elijah. Services are pending. Please contact the family for information.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Elijah Legan, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Chad Dials, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Abel Alvarez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bryce Dials, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dustin Legan, Honorary Pallbearer

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Amy Dials

March 24, 2020

I have so many great memories of my brother, Nick. Starting as early as when he was a baby. I remember feeding him his bottle, teaching him to crawl when all he wanted to do was walk, his green camo hat, Ninja Turtle and Batman T-shirts, and him having the most amazing sense of adventure. Because I am quite a bit older I was privileged to be around to help serve his football team lunches in high school, give him rides places, and entertain Nick and his friends. What I’ll remember more than any of these things though is how proud I’ve always been of Nick. He has such a genuine soul, made everyone feel so important in the way he hung on every word during a conversation and lived his life his way. I will always be in awe of his fearlessness and appetite for learning. I’m grateful for every one of the 32 years we had with him and for the gifts he left us with, his friends who have become our family and our nephew. I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again one day.

BECKY SHELDON

March 24, 2020

He was an added blessing in my life when he was born. Nick was my son from another mother, I used to sit on the floor in his bedroom when he was little and we would play with toy soldiers when I brought my son over to see him.. God Bless you Nick, one of the biggest hearts I have ever known. I love you

Ronnie Smith

March 24, 2020

My brother IS the greatest mind I have ever experienced. I will never say "was", because he will always be with me. Always the smartest person in the room, but he would never give you that feeling. A conversation with Nick could be on any level, and you would feel as if it were just you and him. Personable, deep, connected, attentive, and most importantly, passionate. I am proud of the way my brother lived his life. He walked in a way that you would think a theme song was playing that boasted confidence without fear (probably a Nas song from Illmatic). The beauty of his existence is forever. We all did not get enough time with him in this physical form, but you never can with those special ones. It is never enough. So, we are left with the amazing memories to carry us forward, I encourage all of you to share a memory or two of Nick. All are welcome. My family and I would love to hear them all, and get to know how he has impacted others, as he did with us.

"it's mine, it's mine, it's mine....who's world is this?.....the world is yours, the world is yours"

Until we meet again brother,
11 One Love 11

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