Sean Francis |

Sean Francis

Sean Thomas Francis

October 23, 1986 – August 29, 2012

Sean Francis died in a car accident on August 29, 2012, in Grass Valley, California. He was 25 years old.

Sean was born in Sacramento, California on October 23, 1986. He spent most of his adolescent years in Grass Valley, attending Union Hill Elementary and Nevada Union High School. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he developed an ardent interest in American history and philosophy.

Sean loved music. He loved the Sierra Buttes and the high Nevada desert. He loved literature and a good New Yorker cartoon. He spent countless hours mountain biking and road cycling, both competitively and for the love of the sport. He was gentle and kind. He loved his family and his friends. And he had an unforgettable smile: just a bit crooked and always sincere.

Sean is survived by his father, Greg Francis; his mother and stepfather, Debbie and Dan Zeisler; his sister, Sarah Francis; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Fran Francis; and his aunts, uncles, cousins and stepfamily.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Adrian and Joye Deily.

Services will be private and his remains will be scattered high up in the Middle Fork of the Yuba River canyon, a place sacred to Sean.

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