Friday, 23 February 2024

Helen Grazina Locke

Helen Locke. Courtesy photo.

Helen Grazina Locke
Nov. 2, 1946 – Jan. 24, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Helen Locke, beloved wife, mother and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully at her home in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Jan. 24, 2024.

Helen was born at the end of World War II to Lithuanian parents at a displaced-persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1949, living at several places in the Midwest before settling in South Haven, Michigan, where Helen grew up and graduated from high school.

Helen then moved to California and embarked on a career at Pacific Bell as a computer systems manager. It was while there that she became a naturalized citizen and met and married her husband, Dennis. Helen and Dennis retired from Pacific Bell and moved to Clearlake Oaks in 2002.

In retirement Helen became active in local politics, community, and volunteer organizations. She had a passion for fishing, gardening, world travel, and the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.

Helen is predeceased by her parents; sister, Marie; brother, Bill; and former husband, Charles Glenn. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dennis; son, Jess Glenn; sisters, Rita and Amy; and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to express heartfelt gratitude to our friends and neighbors for their support and to Hospice Services of Lake County for their excellent care during the last stage of Helen’s life.

A celebration of life potluck will be held at the Clear Lake Keys Club in Clearlake Oaks on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon.

Helen was a caring individual with a deep commitment to family and community. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

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