2013-11-21 / Obituaries

David Locks

David Locks died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 29 while surrounded by love and family in Fresno.

He was born in San Francisco on Sept. 28, 1949 and raised in Redwood City. The majority of his adult life was spent as a contractor where he enjoyed restoring Victorians and other old homes in Nevada County.

David moved to Hawaii to retire and then relocated to work in Yosemite to be near his brother and sisters, where they spent their childhood summers. At the time of his death he worked at the Wawona Hotel outside of Yosemite Valley.

David enjoyed spending time with family, breakfast in town, gardening, the outdoors, the Yuba River, and what he called “Talking Story.” His sensitive and friendly disposition found him often in shared conversation with strangers. He was a hard worker and enjoyed staying busy in various creative projects around the home.

David is survived by his three daughters and sonin laws: Tara and Seth Kellermann, Tana Vivian, Tasha and Rudy Meyer, his two step-sons, Sam and Sebastian Gotla, eight grandchildren, aunt Vivian Gisin, three siblings and sisters-in-law: Robert and Tara Locks, Alma Ellsworth, and Susan Locks Erhart, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley. The service will be led by David’s son-in-law Rev. Seth Kellermann. There will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of choice in David’s name, or flowers that can be planted in David’s memory.

David’s love, laugh and presence will forever be remembered.

The celebration of life service address is 235 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Please feel welcome to post pictures and memories of David on the “David Locks Memorial” Facebook page.

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Love you Dave

Love you Dave

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