Alexander Neel

Obituary of Alexander Brooks Neel

Alex was born in Carmel, CA, on August 29th, 1951, to Valerie and Del Neel. He attended local Carmel schools. The family moved briefly to Malibu, CA, in 1965. The family returned home to Carmel in 1967 and later to Carmel Valley in 1968. Alex graduated from Carmel High School in 1969. He then attended MPC before moving to Chico, CA, in 1973 to attend California State University, Chico, and complete his B.S. in anthropology/archeology. After graduating, he went to work at various lumber yards, did a stint working for himself and a friend doing general contracting, then tried his hand as an orchard arborist at Cana Ranch before finally returning to a specialist position at the (then) environmental engineering firm he had helped to found years before. There he worked full-time and later part-time for more than 20 years, up until his recent retirement. Alex is survived by his wife, Robin, and her two children, Brian and Danielle; his children, Alden (wife Sarah Neel) and Emily (husband Derrik Ehlers); his granddaughters, Jocelyn, Piper, and Alana; and his sister, Valda Neel.

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