Pamela Lockheart


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Posted Online: March 27, 2013, 6:56 pm
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Pamela L. Lockheart, of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at WestChase Nursing and Rehab Center, Houston, following a long illness.
An oak tree will be planted in her memory at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate in Moline.
Pam was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Chicago, to Mary Jane (Morrison) and Lyle Lockheart. After graduation from Rock Island High School in 1965, she was one of the first graduates from the Lutheran Hospital School for Inhalation Therapy Technicians in November 1966, and coordinated Respiratory Therapy Services at Lutheran (now Trinity) until August 1972, when she left the area.
She spent most of her career in respiratory therapy, working at a number of respected hospitals, including St. Luke's Hospital Medical Center in Phoenix, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital in Galveston, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In May 1993, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston. More recently, she worked for Suncare Respiratory Therapy Service, Home Depot and Lowe's.
Pam was blessed with a dry wit and a ready laugh. She enjoyed bowling, watching movies, travel, jazz music, eating out and the company of friends and family. A lifelong animal lover, Pam shared her home over the years with dogs, Tango and Missy, and cats, Trampjas, Blackie, Sam, Lucy and Homer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, James "Jim" Lockheart, Clearwater, Fla. Survivors include brother, Terry (Kathy) Lockheart, Rock Island; nieces, Kathy (John) Bozdech, Quincy, Ill., Lisa Lockheart, East Moline, Elisabeth Lockheart, Evadale, Texas, and Christine Lockheart, Mitchellville, Iowa; nephews, Martin Lockheart, Moline, Scott and Jeff Lockheart, Clearwater; numerous grandnieces and nephews; a former sister-in-law, Carol Lockheart, East Moline; and friends, Renee Forber, Sugarland, Texas, Marcia Forber, Aledo, and Betty Gibson, Spring, Texas.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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