Erwin Lake, CA — David Pickard, owner of Boulder Bay Real Estate with wife Teresa and a realtor in the Big Bear Valley for 34 years, passed away at his home in Erwin Lake on Saturday, April 3. Prior to purchasing his own company in 2007, Pickard had worked for Spencer Real Estate and, in the early 1990s, had the foresight to design the agency’s marketing software program, which is still in use today. His former Office Manager Judy Harris, who worked with Pickard for 17 years, says, “Dave was a great professional and personally trained every Spencer agent. I would guess that more than half of the agents working in Big Bear today were trained by Dave. He was a very good person who was entirely dedicated to his job, and he had great professional integrity.” Pickard is also described as a great outdoorsman, taking his family cross-country to National Parks and, closer to home, hiking with stepchildren Anna and Micah Peckham, and horseback riding along the Pacific Crest Trail; he also captured the Big Bear Valley in photographs, many of which were used in Big Bear’s first real estate magazine. Pickard’s family, in addition to wife Teresa and Anna and Micah, also includes stepdaughter Erin Peckham (a PhD candidate at UCLA), daughters Jami Pickard and Jennifer Carlson and her family (husband Bob and daughter Rhiannon), as well as former wives Judy Courtney and Lupe Pickard, and his six siblings. A funeral mass for Pickard, who passed at age 58, will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (on the North Shore, just east of Stanfield Cutoff) on Monday, April 12 at 11am, to be preceded by a Sunday viewing from 4 to 6pm and a Rosary service at 6pm on the 11th. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of David Pickard to the Big Bear Association of Realtors for a memorial that is being planned in his name.
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