Dave Beckett(1950 - 2013)

Beckett, Dave 11/02/1950 ~ 05/22/2013 CARLSBAD/ OCEANSIDE David Blaik Beckett passed away where he wanted to be~ in Baja, California. A native Californian, Dave was a 1968 graduate of Carlsbad High and held a degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He worked in the flower- growing industry in North County and in Mexico, 60 miles from Mexico City. Afterwards, he was an accomplished plasterer with a successful business for 25 years. Dave served as a reservist in the US Navy (Seabees) and in the US Coast Guard. His passions included fishing with his buddies, plants, dogs, story telling, drag racing and Keystone light. He leaves a loving family and many friends who have very fond memories of his kindness, humility, intelligence and quiet friendliness. Dave would be honored and humbled by any contribution in his memory to "Friends of Rollo," 2838 Garrison St., San Diego, CA. 92106. A farewell gathering will be held on Saturday, July 13th, at Marshall Street Park, Oceanside at 2 pm. Please come and share "Dave" stories.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 30, 2013