OBITUARY

Charles Alexander Nalle

September 13, 1938December 18, 2016

Charles Alexander Nalle “Sandy” September 13, 1938---December 18, 2016 Charles Alexander “Sandy” Nalle of Santa Ana, California entered into eternal life on December 18, 2016 at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Peterson Nalle, daughters Anna Beck and Heather three grandchildren Abigail and Grant Schriber and Sophia Brownridge Nalle, sister Sarah Beck of the Welputt Family, Newport Beach and brother Douglas B. Nalle of Healdsburg. Sandy was born September 13, 1938 to Crawford and Florence Nalle. Nalle was a third generation “Native Son” of Santa Ana. He graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1956. Sandy enrolled in Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College) where he completed his Freshman and Sophomore years. Following his second year at CMC, he moved to Mexico City and attended and graduated from Universidad de las Americas. Upon graduation he returned to the United States with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 1961, Sandy married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life Dorothy Peterson. Sandy was accepted into the United States Marine Corps officer candidate program and was commissioned as an infantry officer. After completing his military obligation he remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. Dates of active duty were September 16, 1961 to December 15, 1964 followed by reserve involvement until 1970. Upon release from active duty, Nalle attended Thunderbird School of Global Management where he received a Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade and began a successful international career selling heavy equipment with Caterpillar Americas Company and Challenge-Cook Brothers throughout Latin America and the Far East. In 1980, Nalle jumped into the exciting world of commercial real estate and spent the next 35 years as a successful broker and mentor for Coldwell Banker Company (CBRE). Sandy became well known for his expertise in Southern California commercial real estate and Mexican land tenure law. Concurrently, he was involved in the successful fideicomiso creation in Northern Mexico as well as direct sale and lease transactions in other locations of Mexico. In the mid-1990’s, Nalle became a member of the second graduating class of the Chapman University School of Law. He holds the Juris Doctor Degree which enhanced his business. For Sandy “service to others” was the very core of his being. His community involvement was wide and varied. He was a member of the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission for 15 years. He served on the Bowers Museum Board of Directors for many years and was a member of the Santa Ana Rotary Club. Additionally, the County of Orange appointed him to its Public Corporation Board and he was appointed to the State of California Commission of the Californias. Nalle was a solid fixture within his community serving not only as a City Commissioner but as the treasurer of the First Baptist Church, which he helped to transition to Newsong Church. His volunteer work was unmeasurable, his service included Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council and Board of Goodwill Industries of Orange County. Sandy Nalle will be dearly missed, he was a warm hearted family man who was always doing what he loved, being of service to others. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday December 28, at Waverley Chapel at Fairhaven Memorial Park 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705. (714) 633-1442 In lieu of flowers make donations to Goodwill Industries or the charity of your choice.

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Eric Alderete

January 2, 2017

To the Nalle Family, I grieve for you loss. I served with Sandy on the Santa Ana Planning Commission. He was committed to the City, a wealth of knowledge and a delightful man. I was honored to have known him.

December 23, 2016

Memories of fun on the football field back in high school. when he was a cheerleader and I was one of the song leaders. Sandy and I communicated in the last few years through his responses on my blog, and he always said nice things. I am sorry not to have gone to the last reunion, would have liked to connect with him one more time. Dorothy, I am so sorry for your loss. After 55 years together it will no doubt feel very lonely, but you have your daughters and grand kids and one day, the pain will diminish. In the meantime, Dorothy, accept condolences and hugs from a long ago friend.

Kay Hall

Joseph Mackin

December 23, 2016

My deepest condolences on Sandy's abrupt passing. Sandy was good and honorable man, a wonderful caring husband, a great protecting Dad and the happiest greatest Grandfather with the best smile ever. My warmest thoughts to the entire Nalle family,wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you celebrate Sandy's remarkable life.

Dian Schwanz

December 23, 2016

I don't think I have seen Sandy since we left High School, but I remember him and his friendship to all. We all have great memories and he will be missed by many. Prayers for his family.
Dian Hilligass Schwanz

Joanie Smith

December 23, 2016

Goodbye, My Friend..

My deepest condolences to Dorothy, her family and friends.

Nothing can ever replace the amazing person I knew Sandy to be. We go back to high school until today.

It is indeed sad to part ways with someone so nice. May he rest in peace.

December 21, 2016

Dorothy and family, Liz and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Sandy. Our prayers are with you and your family as you walk through this time. I will always remember the humor and friendship of Sandy. Jerry and Liz Maxwell

Ruthie Wright Adkinson

December 21, 2016

Dearest Dorothy and family....my heart goes out to you all....Sandy was a wonderful person with such an open heart for all...He will be missed by many...Hugs and My Deepest Sympathies to you all...

Dennis Starleaf

December 21, 2016

I am sorry to learn of the passing of Sandy. He was a great guy and will be missed by lots of people.

Carolyn Weaver Lawson

December 20, 2016

I was so shocked to hear of Sandy's passing and my heart goes out to you, Dorothy. Sandy was a special friend starting in elementary school at Jefferson School. He was the lively "spark" in all of our classes through Willard and SAHS, and he continued to be that joyous "spark" at our reunions. What a guy! What nice memories he brings to mind. And knowing Sandy, he is adding his own "spark" to Heaven as he watches over you and your family.

Darlene Bell

December 20, 2016

Dorothy, Anna Beck, and Heather, I know you are heartbroken at the loss of Sandy. We will all miss him greatly but he has left us all such fond memories. I can't think of Sandy without a smile coming to my face. He was truly a special guy with a great sense of humor.
Darlene Bell