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July 29, 2013
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Craig Dockter

Craig Dockter passed away peacefully at his home July 16, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by several friends and loved ones at his profound exit. He was 59.

A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the home of Bob and Donna Raibley, 13724 Day Road, Grass Valley. Call 530-477-6389 for information.

Craig was born Sept. 6, 1953, in Lodi, Calif., to Grace and Otto Dockter. He married Yvonne June 17, 1979, and moved to Paradise, Calif., in 1982, where he worked as a production superintendent at Pacific Coast Producers after studying microbiology at UC Davis. In 1983, they moved to Nevada City.

Craig enjoyed his life and shared his exuberance with all of those he met. His spiritual path was SRF (Self-Realization Fellowship). He was a truly devoted Yogi since his college days, practicing the lessons of meditation daily. He would go out of his way to help anyone. He was a supportive and loving husband and father with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed volunteering at Folsom Prison, talking and mainly listening to the inmates. He also volunteered at Loaves and Fishes.

Craig is survived by his wife of 35 years, Yvonne; two sons, Matthew and Harrison Dockter; two younger brothers, Brian (Tara) Dockter and Mark Dockter; nephew Liam; and niece Grace Marie.

He very much loved the community and so appreciated all of the help and support he and his family received. Love is all there is.

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The Union Updated Jul 29, 2013 04:46PM Published Jul 30, 2013 12:30AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.