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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS Prabha Josephine Lockwood was born March 19, 1942 in Agra, India to Vasedev and Vidyawati Aurora. She died on June 24, 2020 at her home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Prabha met the love of her life, Eugene "Gene" Lockwood, while studying Catholicism in India. Together, they moved to the U.S. and lived a beautiful life together. Prabha was an adored school librarian in the Barrington School District for over thirty-five years. She was well known for her love of theater, her frequent trips to New York, and her love of Shakespeare. Above all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Prabha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene Lockwood, her brother Arun Aurora, and her sister Subash Aurora. Prabha is survived by her children Michael Lockwood and Tara (Michael) LaCerra; her grandchildren Olivia, Grace, Charlotte and Genevieve. Funeral Mass 10:00 am, Friday, July 3, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Visitation 9:00 am until time of Mass. Please use covered entrance from south parking lot. Seating capacity limited to 160 guests, face masks and social distancing required. Those wishing to attend Prabha's funeral remotely may do so by watching the live video stream on her Tribute Wall at, where you can also leave a memory or message of condolence. Interment private following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Coletta's of Wisconsin, N4637 County Road Y, Jefferson, WI 53549, Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

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Published in Daily Herald on Jun. 29, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
Prahba was a lovely lady whom I got to know when working in her dental office. We became friends and shared lots of stories of our children, grandchildren and the theater. I saw her with her granddaughter and I had mine, also named Olivia, at Pinkalicious. We hugged and since I had retired, said how much we missed seeing each other. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and kind person.
with heartfelt sympathy,
Cheryl Laurence
Cheryl Laurence
July 2, 2020
Prabha was a wonderful part of our world. We all lost a good one when she left us. My heart hurts when I think of her gone from us. Although I can't be with you in person, know that my thoughts will be with you all and I will join you through the virtual service. Blessings and prayers to all her family. May the memories you have someday ease your pain. I am sure she will be a shining light in heaven, probably reading stories to all the littlest angels.
Linda Lasik
July 1, 2020
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June 30, 2020
Dear Michael and Tara and Family,
I am so sorry for your losses. It is a grief like no other to lose a parentand now you have lost two. I hold you in my heart with prayer. Deepest sympathy, Peg Lee
Peg Lee
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