Samuel Ekstrom born, April 5, 1944, passed away of natural causes on Jan. 2, 2018.
He was born in Pasadena, Calif., to Carroll and Arvilla Ekstrom. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Donna, until her passing in 2005.
He retired in 2009 from The Berry Man produce company in Santa Barbara, Calif., and moved to Mariposa to be with his daughter and her family. He enjoyed senior yoga, playing bridge at the senior center and singing in the community choir.
He is survived by his daughter Kirsten, son-in-law Dave, grandsons Patrick and Matthew, son Eric, and brother Jim.
A private family gathering will take place at a later date.