May 12, 1948 – May 4, 2022
Gregory (Greg) Lawrence Bostrom, age 73, died of heart failure on May 4, 2022 outside Skagway, AK. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Docia Ann Lawrence Bostrom.
Greg was born on May 12, 1948 at Mills Hospital in San Mateo, CA, to parents Lawrence and Helen Bostrom and was 3rd in a family of 5 siblings. He grew up in Burlingame, CA and moved to Downieville, CA in 1986.
Greg was an inventor and craftsman from a young age. He worked at Bostrom’s Jewelers in San Mateo and voiced Fred the Dog on radio station KSFO. He then worked for a pool product company in Burlingame before moving to Downieville to work for Lawrence Tank Testing for over 30 years.
Always an active member of the community, Greg put his heart and soul into his endeavors. Blessed with a lively imagination and a wonderful sense of humor, he was a passionate playwright, inventor, and physical artist. He played an active role in the Sierra County Arts Council, designing theater sets, creating lighting rigs, and acting whenever he could. This, in addition to his weekly cartoons in the Mountain Messenger, his gorgeous and authentic 3D mine tunnel displays, and the countless hours dedicated to the California State Fair Sierra County exhibits, will ensure his influence and impact upon the local community will be felt for years to come.Continue reading “Gregory Lawrence Bostrom”