Patricia 'Pat' Lockard
Patricia "Pat" Lockard passed away peacefully November 10, 2020 at her Newport beach condo after watching the sunset surrounded by the people she loved. It was a fitting end to her 96-year life well lived and just as she wanted.
Pat was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Columbus, OH. After attending Ohio State she married her high school sweetheart Bud Wood who was a fighter pilot in the Navy. After the Korean War Bud became a member of the Blue Angels and they moved to Corpus Christi, TX. He was tragically killed during an air show in 1952, leaving her with their young son, Greg.
Pat returned to Ohio where she met her husband Murray Lockard and they relocated to Lake Oswego in 1954 where he had accepted a new job with KPTV. They welcomed a second son Scott who passed away unexpectantly in 2016. They made their home in Lake Oswego for 47 years before Murray's passing in 1990.
Throughout her life Pat was active in the community. She and Murray were cornerstone members of the United Methodist church. She loved volunteering her time for committees, fundraisers and the annual Holiday Bazaar that was so dear to her. She served as membership secretary and was the unofficial "funeral lady" . She also served on the board of Rose Villa and the LO Adult Community Center where she served meals regularly.
Pat was a longtime supporter of the Little Theater which is now a part of the Lake Wood Theater. Murray performed in several of the early plays there and she continued her patronage for rest of her life.
Pat was a member of PEO and she cherished her longtime friendships with her PEO sisters. She was also a proud Tri Delt at Ohio State and took joy in sponsoring young college women joining her beloved sorority.
Pat worked for the Clackamas County Education Services District as an Administrative Assistant on the campus of Marylhurst. She watched as the construction of Mary's Woods took place and was one of the original residents in 2001. She had many friends there new and old and took advantage of all the classes, concerts, lectures and outings they had to offer.
Pat lived an exemplary life and was an inspiration to everyone she met. She was the queen of cards and never missed sending one for any occasion always with a kind personal note. She was curious about the world and never stopped her quest for knowledge. She enjoyed travelling, volunteering, puttering in the garden, shopping and her trusty old Chevrolet but her family, friends and faith were what mattered most. This one of a kind extraordinary woman with a progressive spirit and love for life will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Pat leaves behind her son Greg Wood of Portland; sister Miriam Wagner and her family of Columbus, Ohio; daughter in law Susan Lockard of Lake Oswego; grandchildren Jordan, Zak and Faith; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and countless dear friends.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there will be a memorial service scheduled for a later date. In honor of Pat please practice acts of kindness to others. Contributions may also be made in her memory to United Methodist church of Lake Oswego.