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Norma Rhea (Cook) Lockwood
December 8, 1933-September 11, 2020
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Norma Rhea (Cook) Lockwood was born in Vernon, Texas on December 8, 1933 to Herman Stiles and Clara May Cook and died peacefully at Astoria Senior Living on Friday, September 11, 2020 with family by her side.  
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Lockwood, parents, Herman S. and Clara M. Cook, brothers, David Cook, Edward Cook, James Cook and Charles Cook. Norma is survived by brother, Richard Cook, two sons, Jeffrey Waid (Kathy) Lockwood, Philip Wayne (Angela) Lockwood, her four grandchildren, Jessica (Lockwood) Mora, Kaitlin Lockwood, Hannah Lockwood, Ethan Lockwood and great grandson, Lucas Mora.
   A graduate of Vernon High School, Vernon, TX, class of 1951, Norma attended Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX, graduating in 1955. Following graduation, she moved to Yucaipa, CA, where she began her teaching career and met the love of her life, Wayne Lockwood. They married in July of 1958 living in Yucaipa for 21 years, Morro Bay for two years and then in Tracy, CA since 1981.  Norma was instrumental in the start-up of the preschool at Tracy Community Church. She was a substitute teacher in Redlands, Tracy, and Manteca, then retired after many years of teaching fourth grade at Manteca Christian School.    
   Norma’s passion was her love for the Lord, love of teaching and all things related to her students and family. Gardening, cooking, painting, avid reading and writing notes were some of her many hobbies.   Her love of her Lord Jesus Christ was of utmost importance to her and she served in children’s and missions’ ministry for many, many years which included a missions trip to Indonesia at age 75.  
   Our appreciation goes out to all who extended kind expressions of love and support.  The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers and staff at Astoria Senior Living who provided kind and compassionate care for Norma over the last several years. We also want to thank Tracy Memorial Chapel for their professionalism and kind assistance.  
   A private family graveside service was held at Tracy Public Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Norma may be made to your local church’s children’s ministry or mission’s ministry or to the charity of your choice.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, October 3, 2020