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1955 David 2021

David Richard Willoughby

March 15, 1955 — February 20, 2021

David R. Willoughby, a retired stonemason and longtime resident of Thousand Oaks,
California, passed away on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at the age of 65 while visiting his two sons in Grants Pass, OR.

David was born on March 15th, 1955 in Pasadena, California. David began living with his
father, Jim, full time when was 9 years old. His father was a cartoon artist and David
admired and respected his father tremendously. He spoke highly of the principles the artist
instilled in him throughout his years with us. David used those principles to face adversity
head on in his life.

With his admirable will, David earned his black belt in Karate at age 14. He graduated from
Thousand Oaks High School in 1973 and attended a couple years at Moorpark College
studying archeology between 1973 and 1975. Following his years in college, he began
working construction and soon developed his lifelong profession in masonry. David carried
on the artistic staple passed from his father Jim, through his passion and talent in masonry.

On March 15th, 1985, David married the woman he would begin a family with in the
Captain's quarters of the Queen Mary. David delivered his first son, Wayne Willoughby, on
January 13th, 1990 and his second son, Clint Willoughby, on October 2nd, 1991. David loved his son's and was happy for the time he spent together with them.

David is survived by his two sons, Wayne Willoughby and Clint Willoughby; his grandson,
Arlo Willoughby; and his brother, Marty Swanson. He is predeceased by his brother, Jimmy
Willoughby; his mother and father Dorothy Swanson and Jim Willoughby.

You can also attend this service via ZOOM if you are unable to attend in person or via Facebook live on Stephens Family Chapel Facebook page.
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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

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Grants Pass, OR

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