Obituaries: Billy Lockyer

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 26, 2024
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Billy Lockyer
Billy Lockyer

November 15,1954 — June 3, 2024

Billy grew up in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and lived in the Greater Boston area until moving to San Francisco in 1993. He worked as a unit assistant at Boston Children's Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center until health issues forced him onto disability.

Billy had lots of health issues over the years. After his last hospitalization, he had a brand-new outlook on life. Billy would live life without fear and on his terms. With a new lease on life, Billy decided to embrace the feeling he had in his heart and those feelings she felt in her new stronger, slimmer, body. Billy decided to live the rest of his life as her true self. She was now living as a woman. She shaved the beard, fixed her hair, put on some makeup, and acquired a whole new wardrobe. The transition was fulfilling for her. She felt good, beautiful, and was the happiest she had ever been.

Billy was a bit eccentric and had a great knowledge of history and trivia. She will be remembered for her quick and often sarcastic wit and her generosity to elephants and to those in need. The great loves of her life were her first love, Eddie; her dog, Heidi; and Miss Peggy Lee.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Mathew Lockyer. She is survived by brothers Daniel and Mark Lockyer, and sisters Liz and Katy Lockyer.

Billy will be missed by her family, her weekly group that gave her much support, and longtime friends, Marc Melocchi and Paul Candler.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at the home of Paul Candler on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. For the address, email Candler at [email protected]

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