Barbara Lockwood PERKINSVILLE, Vt. — Barbara Lockwood passed away on Sept. 14, 2021, at the home of her son, Brad, in Berlin, Vermont. She was born on Dec. 22, 1934, in Charlestown, New Hampshire, to Walter and Gladys Gates. She attended schools in Charlestown, New Hampshire, East Ryegate, Vermont, Reading, Vermont, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1953. Barbara had a varied career working at Springfield Hospital, Fellows Corp., Farmers Home Administration, Springfield Humane Society, culminating with delivering Meals on Wheels. In June of 1956, she married Ronald Lockwood and later settled on Maple Street in Perkinsville, Vermont, where they raised their family and she resided until her death. Throughout her life, Barb had many interests, including a deep love for reading, music, history, nature and especially, visiting with family and friends. She will be remembered as a caring, generous person who enjoyed donating to numerous organizations for which she felt a great passion. She was extremely proud of her Vermont heritage and especially enjoyed attending Town Meetings and her involvement with her Perkinsville and Weathersfield community. Barbara is survived by daughters, Sheree Nale and husband Steve, of Greeley, Colorado, Sandra Plummer, of West Palm Beach, Florida; son, Brad Lockwood and wife Lori, of Berlin, Vermont; brother, Arthur Gates and wife Sylvia, of Perkinsville, Vermont; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Natalie Bushway and husband Alfred, of Springfield, Vermont. A graveside service will be held in Grout Cemetery in Perkinsville, Vermont, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at Hoisington Community Park. Knight Funeral Home, Windsor, Vermont, is entrusted with arrangements and online condolences are invited at www.knightfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weathersfield Historical Society.

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