Ann Dorothy Lockwood
Ann Dorothy Lockwood
  • July 6, 1928 - August 7, 2017
  • Apex, North Carolina

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Ann Dorothy (Quinn) Lockwood came from strong stock and it showed. She was the product of a melding of German Baptist farmers, Northern Irish Catholics and Anglican Brits who were all seeking a new life on the frontiers of western Ontario in the early 1800's.

Seeking warmth and a new life together, Dr. Karl Quinn and his wife Evelyn moved from Kingston, Ontario to Belchertown, Massachusetts in 1927. On July 6, 1928, Ann Dorothy Quinn was born. The oldest of four, she grew up on the grounds of the psychiatric hospital that her father ran. She graduated from Wrentham High School near Boston, Massachusetts in 1946.

She met Harold "Bud" Lockwood, at the end of her first year at Emmanuel College in Boston when he had just returned from serving honorably in the Marine Corps at the end of WWII. Always witty, she liked to say that Bud asked for her hand in marriage because all the other girls had already been taken by soldiers who came home earlier. She would also state that his sister recommended that he call her because she was SURE Ann Quinn was available.

With a freshly printed English degree in her hand, Ann and Bud married in August of 1951. After two years of marriage, like her parents before her, they headed to warmth and a new life together . in Charlotte, NC.

Her four children were raised in a loving home with a mother who devoted ALL her time to immaculately cleaning, correcting grammar (an English major) and cooking wonderful recipes from around the world to the delight of her children.

After 30 years in and near Charlotte, Bud and Ann moved to the NC mountains to retire. There, Bud would work in his beautiful garden while Ann made her wonderful apple pies for the neighbors.

But soon Bud's health began to decline and it was time for both of them to move to Apex, NC to be near their youngest daughter, Chris. Ann exhibited tremendous love, strength and courage while caring for Bud in those final years. When he passed 14 years ago, she was determined to open a new chapter of her life without closing the former, cherished one.

Ann thrived in her life in Apex and made many friends. She will be missed by the Apex Golden Agers Club, her neighbors in Brittany Trace, her friends at Town & Country Hair Salon and, well, anyone who ever had the opportunity to see her wonderful smile or share in her great sense of humor. She will be sorely missed by her children, Mark Lockwood (Raleigh, NC), Gary Lockwood (Seattle, WA), Pat Queen (Clayton, NC), Chris Hilt (Apex, NC) and her husband Greg, who was like a son to her. Her grandchildren and their spouses, all of whom were very special to her, will miss her as well. They are Isaac (Jackie) Queen and great granddaughter Ava, Ryan Queen, Meghan (Jeff) Womack and great granddaughter Nora, Seth Lockwood and Quinn Hilt. We are all very proud to have come from her great stock and to have shared in her love and laughter.

A Mass will be held at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church, Apex, NC on Friday, August 18th at 11am. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Apex Funeral Home from 5-7pm on the 18th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Western Wake Crisis Ministry.

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.