OBITUARY: Milo Locklear, 31; Candlelight Vigil will be Tuesday night
Some sad news from local musician Sandra Locklear – her son Milo Klym Forman Locklear, 31, has passed away.
Milo attended Highline High School and graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in 2000 with honors and an AA degree from Highline Community College.
A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m., on the north Monorail side of the Space Needle.
Here’s a letter sent out by his family:
Dear Circle of Family and Friends,
We have heard that time heals everything but for now, it is with great sadness that we send you this link to our son Milo’s obituary in today’s Seattle Times newspaper. Please feel free to leave comments on one of the online guest books mentioned.
We would be honored to have you join us this Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM at a public candle Light vigil. We will be gathering outdoors on the north Monorail side of the Space Needle (where Milo spent the last two years twisting balloons for kids and tourists) to support the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding, which coincides with Mental Illness Awareness Week.
As the national conversation around health care for all broadens we need to make sure that mental health is included. Our intention is to hold space and light around this issue as a community as we honor Milo and your own loved ones past … present … and future. Bring a candle and possibly umbrella. Feel free to bring others. Thank you.
Finally, we are attaching an excerpt from a famous book that describes a simple practice to help connect with Milo through these initial stages. From the Tibetan Book of the Living and Dying:
“Always remember that the state your loved one is now in is one of immense clarity and mobility. Any thought directed at them will be immediately perceived no matter how far away they were from you when they died; so whenever bringing them to mind, do it with a good heart and good thoughts. This will be very beneficial for them and for you.”
Jimmy, Sandra, and Sofia Locklear