Jack ‘Jake’ Webster Lockerbie, 96, of Goleta, CA died March 2, 2023. Jake is survived by his wife Rosie Nobs Lockerbie and two daughters Chris Lockerbie and Char Lockerbie Harris. He is also survived by his two granddaughters Sunny Harris Bandy and Lindsay Harris Cooney, and five great-grandchildren.
Jake was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Van Nuys High School with many memories of Los Angeles with miles of orchards, playing on the sets at movie studios, and escaping the valley heat to Big Bear, Santa Monica pier or Catalina Island. Growing up during the Depression, his family was grateful his father was employed by Warner Bros Studios and Jake enjoyed helping his dad design movie sets in high school. During WWII Jake joined the California State Guard and in 1945 was drafted into the Army in the 11th Airborne Division Band which included jump school and earning his wings. After the war, he married into a large family with Rosie being one of six girls so instantly his family grew, eventually having his own two girls and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. This made for lots of fun family camping, hiking, and ski trips together over the years.
Jake retired from Delco in 1988. A quintessential ‘California outdoorsman’ and member of the Santa Barbara Sportsman Association, Jake loved to travel all over California and the western US to camp, hike, hunt, fish, and motocross with friends & family. He always had his beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever with him and even until his death, his loyal Chessie was right by his side. Jake is remembered for representing a generation that valued hard work, pride of our country, love of his family, love of God and the beautiful outdoors he created that Jake so thoroughly enjoyed.