Alice Jean Lockwood

October 27, 1928 - February 25, 2015

Alice Jean Lockwood

October 27, 1928 - February 25, 2015


Alice Jean Lockwood, age 86, born October 27th, 1928 to George and Lydia Adams in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died peacefully at home on February 25th, 2015. Alice was four when her mother died. Her father, a railway engineer for the Soo Line, arranged for her care with family and friends until she entered the University of Minnesota.

There she met Frank Lockwood, Jr.. They married in 1949 in Chicago where they lived for four years and their two daughters Lesley and Becky, were born. Then in 1953 the family moved to Mercer Island where their two sons Frank III and Martin were born. In 1959 the family moved to Bellevue.

Alice began her career with the State Employment Security where she was instrumental in establishing apprenticeship programs for women in nontraditional trades and made life long friends. In 1972 they moved to South Whidbey Island where they lived for 25 years before settling at Covenant Shores Retirement Community on Mercer Island.

Alice was an avid Mariner’s fan, spent a year in Paris studying French, enjoyed amateur acting, card games, and especially bridge with her friends. Alice is predeceased by her husband Frank. The last months of her life were spent at her daughter’s home in Bellingham, attended by her children. She is survived by her children; grandchildren Mackenzie, Jessica, Daniela; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family meant everything to her.

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6 responses to Alice Jean Lockwood

  1. Life is so short — but since our friendship, I can say she enriched my life. What a joy she was.You gave her such a wonderful gift by bringing her home to family Becky. And Marty, you were always there for her too.

    I was fortunate to be able to call her a best friend for over 40 years. I’ll miss her.

    My sincere condolences to you all.

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