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Peggy Lockwood

Oct. 4, 1922 - Apr. 21, 2018


August 23, 2018

Peggy J. Lockwood

Peggy J. Lockwood

Peggy J. Lockwood of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on October 4, 1922 in Winona, Washington, to parents, Lacey Eugene Means and Johannah W. Lust Means. She died on April 21, 2018 in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 95 years.

Peggy was raised, attended school and graduated in Endicott, Washington. She then attended beauty school in Spokane, Washington, for a time before getting married and starting her family. She was a stay-at-home mom in Spokane and later Colfax, Washington, before moving to Portland, Oregon.

Peggy trained to become a lab technician at United Medical labs before moving to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1964. She worked at St. Anthony Hospital in the lab and later at the Eastern Oregon State Hospital. Peggy moved to Kirkland, Wash., in 1972 for her husband, Keith's employment, where they lived before moving to Salem, Oregon. After Keith passed away, she moved to Prineville, Oregon, for several years and has lived in Hermiston, Oregon, for the past year and a half.

Peggy was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved sewing, flowers (especially succulents and fuchsia baskets), calligraphy, cooking & baking for her family, as well as baking & decorating wedding cakes for family and friends. Peggy was a devoted wife, mom, grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma.

She is survived by her daughters, Judie Bryan (Jim), Prineville, Ore., Andrea Booth, Nesbit, Miss., Diana Ruud (Dennis), Chesapeake, Va., Debbie Walter (Jerry), Hermiston, OR; sons, David Lockwood (Connie), El Mirage, Ariz., Gary Lockwood (Beverly), Mission, Texas, and Steve Lockwood (Diane), Irrigon, Ore.; brother, Jack Means (Anna Jean), Happy Valley, Ore.; sister, Kay Slawson, Ridgefield, Wash.; 23 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Keith Lockwood; daughter, Jeannie Elley; great granddaughter, Hudson Walter; her parents; a sister, Harriet Kofford; and a son-in-law, Larry Booth.

Burial will take place at the Endicott Cemetery in Endicott, Washington, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

Those who wish may make contributions in Peggy's memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice/Education at 645 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, OR. 97838.

A special thanks to Burns Mortuary of Hermiston who is in charge of arrangements, the staff at Guardian Angel Assisted Living of Hermiston, and the good people at Vange John Memorial Hospice.

Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.


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