Lorna Lockett, 92, of Boulder Junction, died March 30 at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation in Minocqua.
She was born Lorna Austin on September 14, 1921 in the town of Accrington, Lancashire County, England. She was the daughter of the late Lucien Charles Austin and the late Elizabeth Yates Austin. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 24 years, Frederick William Boulton and by her second husband, David Lockett.
Her father’s work took him and the family to Shanghai, China in 1925. Political and civil unrest in 1927 led the family to move to San Francisco, later to New York City and then Chicago where Lorna graduated from Senn High School.
After secretarial school she worked at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency where she met Fred Boulton. Her marriage to Frederick Boulton introduced Lorna to Boulder Junction and Lake Lost Canoe. After retiring Lorna’s home was the cabin on Lost Canoe Lake. Lorna and her husband David owned and operated The Old Depot clothing store in Minocqua for a number of years. Lorna enjoyed being a member of The Women’s Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center, the Lioness of Boulder Junction and The Community Church of Boulder Junction.
Lorna’s qualities of honesty and compassion balanced with her strong faith made her a friend of many people. A love of nature and the peacefulness of the north woods gave her great comfort and inspired her to live life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed by her friends and the children of her late brother Jack and her late sister Nancy.
A memorial service to celebrate Lorna’s life will be held at The Community Church of Boulder Junction on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. with refreshments to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Interment will be at the Cemetery of the Pines, Boulder Junction, Wisconsin at a future date.
Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, 715-356-3200 or visit www.bolgerfuneral.com to share condolences.