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Barbara Joan Lock
November 2, 1935 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Born on November 2nd, 1935, Barbara died Tuesday evening, November 14, 2023 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of Robert Douglas Lock for over 65 years, the mother of Terri Lock Rosser (Steve), Christopher Hugh Lock, and Eric Douglas Lock, and her grandchildren Nicholas, Jack, Olivia, Avery and Ewan. She loved the world's people, traveling into far-off lands on more than 50 trips overseas, conversing to find the world to be good and kind. She loved her family. She loved her friends. She was a professor of Art History to thousands of college students throughout Michigan. She surrounded herself with flowers and delighted in their thriving growth.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 309 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI on Monday, November 20th, at 11:00 am. A luncheon will follow at church. In place of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF's Refugee fund, or if you wish to keep your gift local, the renewal of St. Paul's Flower Garden where some of her rose bushes will be merged with new roses, part of an enhanced garden to share her joy.
It is Barbara's express wish that her obituary stay simple: "She was blessed with a loving family and the truest of friends, blessed to teach, to travel, to appreciate art, and to dwell in her garden." To all whom she cherished her parting wish is simply, "Vaya con Dios" -- "Go with God."