Edward Harold Lockey


December 8, 1922 – February 19, 2013

Edward Harold Lockey, a longtime resident of Hoquiam, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Ed was 90 years old and was born December 8, 1922, in Mesa, Colorado, to Melvin and Josephine (Scott) Lockey. Called Harold by all his family and friends while growing up in Oregon, Wyoming and Idaho; he graduated from McCammon High School in McCammon, Idaho.

While in the Army Air Corps, Ed was stationed at College Hill, Hoquiam with the 55th Fighter Control Squadron. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Cleo Philbrick. On November 3, 1943, they were married in Payette, Idaho and made their home in Hoquiam after the war.

Ed led an active life. He had worked for Grays Harbor Paper, Huffman Motors, and International Woodworkers of America. He also worked for and retired from Weyerhaeuser where he was a body and fender man. He was a 50 year member of the Aberdeen Elks. He also served on the Logger’s Playday Committee of which he was the chairman in 1989. His interests included woodworking, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo; a sister, Margaret (Lockey) Larsen; and a brother, William Robert, who was killed in World War II. Surviving family members include three sons and their wives, Bill and Maldee Lockey of Hoquiam, Tim and Judy Lockey of Chehalis, Jeff and Maryeve Lockey of Chehalis; two daughters and their husbands, Jodi and John Hardy of Wenatchee and Sheila and Dan Wells of Porter; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn (Lockey) Williamson of Fruitland, Idaho.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge with a gathering following. A private urn committal will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date.

Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.