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Ellen Mildred Struble Lockwood

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Ellen Mildred Struble Lockwood Obituary
1919 ~ 2014
Ellen Struble Lockwood was born March 4, 1919, to Amos and Mildred Earle Haight Struble in her great-grandfather's house, Pleasantville, NY. She died March 12, 2014, age 95, after a long and beautiful life in Orem, Utah. She attended schools in Hawthorne, NY and graduated from Pleasantville High School, in 1936. She continued her violin studies and music education degrees with an emphasis in choral and orchestral music at New York University, graduating from there in 1940 and 1941 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education Administration and Supervision, respectively. She married Wilbur D. Lockwood, Jr. on August 2, 1941 in Hawthorne, NY. They were sealed for eternity in the Logan Temple in June 1967. An accomplished violinist, and with a devotion to teaching, she taught elementary music, both choral and orchestral music until her retirement. Additionally, she played violin in community orchestras in New York and Arizona.
She was an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in New York, Arizona, and Utah. She held memberships in the Colonial Dames of the VXII Century, the Dames of the Magna Charta, and the Rotary Anns of Sun City, AZ. With a love for genealogy, she enthusiastically encouraged others to seek out their personal family histories. She enjoyed compiling family history books for family members and chronicled dates, pictures, and family stories. Ellen had a gift for recalling dates and significant historical facts while telling engaging stories. She was an inspiration to everyone with whom she associated. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since her baptism in 1965 in the Westchester Ward, NY. In 1974, Ellen and Wilbur served as ordinance worker missionaries in the newly constructed Washington, D.C. Temple and after moving to Provo in 1997, she served as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple. She taught in the Relief Society and Primary organizations.
Her devotion to family was sweet, caring, and constant. She is survived by her only child and daughter, Ellen (Harrison) Powley (Provo, UT); grandchildren, William (Maralee) Powley (Sandy, UT); Barrett (MaryAnn) Powley ( Las Vegas, NV); Martha (Tim) Strong (Chandler, AZ); Ned (Katrina) Powley (Spreckles, CA); Philip (Margaret) Powley (South Jordan, UT); Julianne (Jeff) Baer (Chandler, AZ); and Sarah (Michael) Gould (Pacific Palisades, CA); and 39 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years (d. 1997), and her great-grandson, Philip.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., March 15, 2014 at the Oak Hills 6th Ward Chapel, 1960 N. 1500 E., Provo, UT at 2 pm. The viewing will be held from 1-2 pm prior to services. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill, NY. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sundbergolpinmortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 14, 2014
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