Donald Peter Brock September 13, 1928 – July 1, 2023
Celebration of Life
July 22, 2023
Donald Peter Brock, of Tehachapi, passed away at the age of 94 on July 1.
The Brocks raised their children, and were active participants in their community of Aqua Dulce for 31 years and were awarded Aqua Dulce Pioneer Family of the year in 1996. In 1998, they became longtime residents of Tehachapi, buying 26 acres in Bear Valley. They built their home from the ground up and planted hundreds of Sequoia trees and flowers at "Brock Sequoia" on Cumberland Road, just east of Cub Lake. In 2013, the Brocks moved to Mountain Meadows.
Donald was born in Northfield, Minnesota on Sept. 13, 1928. He moved to California and married the love of his life, Florence E. Dusseau, on Nov. 12, 1949 in Santa Monica, California. Donald was a proud American Veteran who served in the First Armored Amphibian Battalion as a sergeant in the Marines during the Korean War. After coming home from the war, he with his wife Florence, created and managed their construction business the Brock and Brock Company for 40 years.
Throughout his life he enjoyed raising his four beautiful children. His outdoor activities included racing his horse Pico, caring for his farm, numerous hours spent on his orange Kubota and green John Deer mower. Each property Donald and Florence owned were tended to by their hearts and hands to make their own paradise, which included numerous gardens and Sequoia trees. He loved nothing more than sitting on his back patio listening to old western songs and watching his family play and laugh while drinking an ice cold Pepsi or a hot cup of Mocha.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Florence E. Brock, his beloved son Dean Allen Brock, his parents and two siblings Mary and Robert. Survived by his three daughters Donna Harris, Deborah Thatcher and Denise Van Noy, 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He will be laid to rest at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 North Sierra Highway, Newhall CA 91321.
A viewing will be held July 31 at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral at noon and a committal service at 1 p.m.