Obituary — David George Hackett,
Dec. 13, 1965-May 21, 2024

Obituary — David George Hackett, Dec. 13, 1965-May 21, 2024LONG PINE, CA (June 13, 2024) — David George Hackett entered the Garden of Heaven on May 21, 2024, after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 13, 1965, in Concord. David was an avid gardener, animal lover and artist. He worked for decades at his family’s business, R&M Pool, Patio and Gardens in Clayton, until his retirement in 2015.

David graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelor of arts degree in sculpture. He traveled to Italy several times to carve and be surrounded by art. David also possessed a love for animals, both fur and feathered. His canine kids, as he called them, were his most loyal companions, and he will be missed by Marley, Steve and Love.

David was a friend to many. He was happy to lend a hand to any in need. David would plow the snow from the driveways of his neighbors and help cut fallen trees, since he almost always had a chainsaw close by. He was most giving. His home was open if anyone needed a place to sleep or shower.

David spent the past years in Long Barn doing what he loved. He spent countless days fishing, riding his quad, splitting wood and collecting treasures.

David is survived by his brother, Jonathon (Nicole); nephews, Tyler and Lance; Roy Alarcon, the man who raised him; Uncle George and Aunt Jane (Bob); and cousins, Heather, Leesa and Sara. He is also survived by his biological father David (Anastasia) and half siblings, Kasandra, Katelyn, Nicholas, Justin and Robyn. David was preceded in death by his beloved mother Melanie Cooper, grandparents George and Lenore Cooper and some dear friends.

A private memorial will be held later this summer. To honor David, please donate to the NorCal Aussie Rescue in Auburn in his name.