Elsie Mary (Tofte) Lockett Elsie Mary Lockett went home to her Lord and Savior on December 4, 2012, at age 94. Born March 12, 1917, in Pencer, Minnesota, the third of ten children. She was a Mckinleyville resident since 1950. During World War II, Elsie moved from Minnesota to Portland, Oregon, and became a "welderette" in the shipyards. There she met and later married Charles Lockett, her beloved husband of nearly 50 years. He preceded her in death in 1994. Elsie was a licensed beautician, and operated her own shop until her retirement. She spent many hours playing cards and other games with family and friends. She was a regular at the McKinleyville Senior Center's Friday pinochle game. Elsie was an active member of McKinleyville Baptist Church, and it was her faith in God and devotion to her family and friends that she will most be remembered for. She was an example of Christian love to all those who knew her. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Chuck (Barb) Lockett of Klamath Falls, Ore., and George (Pam) Lockett of Bly, Ore., three daughters and their husbands, Carole (Rich) Percival of Sacramento, Bev (Tom) Wood of McKinleyville, and Carla (Tim) Hoff of Kelseyville; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, one sister, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at McKinleyville Baptist Church, 1616 Windsor Ave., McKinleyville, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. Pastor Jim Dickinson will officiate. A reception will follow. Private interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Arcata. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul's Chapel, Arcata. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to McKinleyville Baptist Church or McKinleyville Senior Center. Please sign the guest book at www.times-standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012