Marjorie Helen Lockett

Marjorie Helen Lockett

September 08, 1922 - December 21, 2010

Marjorie Helen Lockett

September 08, 1922 - December 21, 2010


Lockett, Marjorie Helen, 88, of Richmond, formerly of Mexico City for 46 years, born September 8, 1922, went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Goode Lockett of Ettrick, VA; her parents, Walter and Margaret Laehr of Watertown, WI; and long-time companion, George P. Ravelo of Mexico City. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Martha Lockett of Monterey, CA; son, Gordon Shane Lockett of Richmond, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Marlys Laehr of Watertown, WI; and grandchildren, Christian S., David S., and Kimberly Lockett. Marjorie was a lifetime member and the first woman commander of the American Legion, Alan Seeger Post in Mexico City, Mexico. She was a member of the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, VA. She was a recruiting officer for the Coast Guard during WWII and was a freelance travel writer and editor for Fodor’s Travel Guide Book to Mexico and had her articles published in various US newspapers and magazines, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Chicago Tribune. She was a member of the American Benevolent Society of Mexico City. She and her husband, Ralph, opened the first travel agency in Southside VA in Petersburg, Lockett’s Travel Agency, on South Sycamore St. in the 1950s. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of the United States on her behalf. There will be a private burial at sea provided by the US Coast Guard.

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7 responses to Marjorie Helen Lockett

  1. What a remarkable lady! Her life’s accomplishments are amazing and I know you are proud to be known as her children

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