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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