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Prominent Local Businesswoman Passes Away

December 16th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Carol Jean Lockard, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at UPMC Western Maryland.

Born July 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert C and Pearl E (Smith) Marker. She was also preceded in death by her son, R. Bret Lockard, D.D.S.; and two sisters, Dorothy Screen and Rita Landis.

Carol was a graduate of Fort Hill High School, class of 1952, where she was a cheerleader for three years. She attended Western Maryland College and was a graduate of Strayer Business College with high distinction. She started her work experience as a food broker for F. Lee Fresh, then did clerical work for the attorneys Cobey, Carscadon and Gilcrest. She worked at Allegany Ballistics laboratory, then continued her career at R.C. Marker Company, her family's business, for 30 years. She also managed the Constitution Park concession for 34 years.

She was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, serving on the pastor-parish and worship committees.

Surviving is her beloved husband of 64 years, L.F. Chris Lockard; her daughter, Christa Carol Peterson and husband, John, Denver, Colo. She was known as 'Mimi' by her three adored grandchildren, Emily B. Peterson, Hannah C. Peterson Wright and husband, Daniel, and Jake E. Peterson, all of Denver. She is also survived by her brother, Robert J. Marker and wife, Barbara, Cumberland.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, services will be private.

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