Obituary: Albert Burris Nesbitt




November 14, 1938 – October 10, 2021

Albert Burris Nesbitt, alias “Pop Pop”, died Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital following a brief illness. Albert was born on the family farm, Lakeview Farm, in Maple Glen, Pa. On November 14, 1938, to Harry John and Elma Nesbitt. He was the second of four children. He attended preparatory school at Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and Chestnut Hill Academy in Pennsylvania. It was during his prep school years that he met his soul mate and the love of his life, Sandra White. Albert and Sandra were married on July 19, 1958 in Abington, Pennsylvania. Albert briefly attended Penn State University and Drexel University in Pennsylvania when he first married, but when his daughter Susan was born he left college to work in the family business.

Albert and Sandra bought a 150 acre farm in Chestertown, Maryland in the early 1960s. They lived and farmed there for 10 years, then after a brief return to the family farm in Maple Glen to help her father in the racehorse business, they bought a small farm in Banner, Wyoming. There Albert ran a custom haymaking business with his sons, Michael, Jeffrey and Matthew for most of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Albert also ran a communications company, as well as a farm tool business shop in Sheridan, Wyoming. He also spent time with Sandra running a motel in Whitefish, MT, before finally settling in Bozeman in 1990. Albert and Sandra started Outdoor Maintenance Service in 1996 and with the help of two of his sons as well. than two of his grandsons. , worked in the client’s lawn care, landscaping and providing snow plow services until his death.

Albert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandra; and her four children, Susan Nesbitt Carroll of Bozeman, MT, Michael (Debi) Nesbitt of Sheridan, WY, Jeffrey Nesbitt of Bozeman, MT, and Matthew (Elizabeth) Nesbitt of Ramer, AL; as well as 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by his younger sister, Patricia Nesbitt Mellor of Pennsylvania, and younger brother, Bruce Nesbitt of Georgia.

Besides farming, he loved his family above all else. He and Sandra were inseparable, and he was both a mentor and an advocate for all of his children and grandchildren. He loved to play with grandchildren and great grandchildren, and there wasn’t a baby or toddler who didn’t like Pop Pop.

Albert is predeceased by his parents, Harry John and Elma Nesbitt, as well as his older brother, Harry John Nesbitt, Jr.

Cremation has taken place. No service is planned at the moment. Arrangements are entrusted to the Dokken-Nelson funeral service. []



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