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Bob Lockwood

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BOB LOCKWOOD Bob Lockwood, 90, passed away peacefully in his home on June 17, 2014. He was born in 1924 in Kansas City Missouri and educated at Kansas City High School, Culver Naval Academy and the University of Missouri. He received a BS in Civil Engineering in 1945 from the University of New Mexico and then served in the U.S. Army. In the late 1940's, Bob opened a lumber-yard and built the first concrete block paint in Northern New Mexico. In 1948, Lockwood Construction Company was formed to do small jobs for customers of the lumber-yard and block paint. The business grew to include the design and construction of custom homes, subdivisions and finally expansion into the commercial field. While Santa Fe was the base of operations to serve Northern New Mexico, offices were opened in Los Alamos and Farmington as the areas developed, in Gallup for Native American projects and in Albuquerque for work at Sandia Labs, Kirkland Air Force Base and the City of Albuquerque. In the 1970's, over 2600 HUD projects for the handicapped were developed and built in Alcalde, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. In the 1980's, Bob focused on the planning and development of Rancho Viejo, a 23, 000-acre land development south of Santa Fe with the Santa Fe Community College located as part of the initial development. During his 67 years in the construction business, Bob was an active member of the Association of General Contractors, the Homebuilders Associations and served as part-time faculty member of the UNM Civil Engineering and Architecture and Planning departments. While Bob was responsible for many constructions projects key to the Santa Fe area, he was most proud of building the portals and laying the paved bricks around the Santa Fe Plaza to help give the historic Plaza its distinctive look which changed the character of the City. He was also proud of building the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society as an important contribution to improving the care for animals in the Santa Fe area. Bob's last project, the expansion of the Hotel Santa Fe's dining and outdoor patio area, was just recently completed. Bob was preceded in death by his dear wife of 63 years, Josephine, and his caring daughter-in-law Jenny. He is survived by his children Anita and Robert, grandson Raymond and his furry companion Mojo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. Private Family services are pending. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on June 20, 2014
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
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