Sandra Louise Lockwood, 87, longtime Newkirk, Okla., resident, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the First United Methodist Church of Newkirk, with the Rev. Susan Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Newkirk (Okla.) Cemetery. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Those serving as casket bearers are Ty Lockwood, Shaun Lockwood, Drew Lockwood, Logan Colson, Tyrel Hynd and Kice Lambring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Lockwood’s name to either First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 416, Newkirk, OK 74647-0416, or First Christian Church, P. O. Box 462, Newkirk, OK 74647-0462.
A daughter of Harold Sherman and Cora Lucille (Allen) Cline, Sandra was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Newkirk, Okla. She grew up in Newkirk and on a ranch east of town. She received her early education at Newkirk Elementary School and Canadian Rural School, when a horse was a mode of transportation to school. She then attended Newkirk High School, and in 1946-47 she rode the first school bus used by the Newkirk school system. She graduated from Newkirk High School with the class of 1950.
Sandra and Donald Albert Lockwood married on June 25, 1950 at the Cline Ranch. After the ceremony, the couple left immediately for his job with a construction company, building grain elevators in Ringsted, Iowa. The couple returned to Newkirk for a short time before Don became employed with Santa Fe Railroad. His job took the family to a number of towns in Kansas and Oklahoma before they returned to Newkirk and he retired in 1991. Don died Oct. 16, 2013, ending the 63 years of marriage he and Sandra shared.
Sandra was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, children’s coordinator, vacation Bible school director and nursery attendant, and sang in the church choir. She and her husband helped with Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed arts and crafts, doing handkerchief and shirt painting, and she glittered calendars. She was a 4-H Club volunteer, served as a Boy Scout Leader for four years, and served as a Campfire Leader for 25 years.
She served as Kay County Democrat chairwoman and served on the Kay County Election Board for 20 years. She was a member of the Kay County Sheep Producers Association and served as secretary/treasurer from 1985 to 2007. She also served on the Kay County Fair Board and the Oklahoma Dorset Association. She participated in sheep showing at the county fair.
Sandra was a retired senior volunteer for the RSVP program and was a RSVP entertainer and service volunteer. She and her husband enjoyed singing with the Twilighters Choral group, and they entertained at nursing homes. Sandra and Don were recipients of the 2004 Citizens of the Year from the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce, the first time it was awarded to a couple.
In addition to her husband Don, Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold “Jr.” Cline; twin infant grandsons, Marlin and Mason Powell; an infant granddaughter, Hope Meyer; and two daughters-in-law, Debbie Lockwood and Vickie Lockwood.
Sandra is survived by her children, John and Neva Lockwood, James Lockwood, David and Janet Lockwood, and Linnae and Larry Colson, all of Newkirk, Okla., Marcy and Mike Hynd, of Edmond, Okla., Jana and Paul Lambring, of Blackwell, Okla., Montra and Mel Powell, of Ponca City, Okla., Lance Lockwood, of Enid, Okla., Donetta and Randy Meyer, of Piedmont, Okla., and Marita and Kenny Lay, of Ponca City, Okla.; four sisters, Patricia Graham, of Shawnee, Okla., Wiletta Duke, of Newkirk, Okla., Carolyn Rouse, of Canton, and Marcia Locke, of Newkirk, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.