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Bette M. Locker

February 19, 1940-March 10, 2016

Bette M. Locker, age 76, of Newark, DE and also of North Point, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2016, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Locker was born in Holyoke, MA on February 19, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Commander William J. and Earline C. (Tyning) Miller.

She married Clyde A. Locker on October 4, 1958 and together they shared 57 years. Their union was one built of mutual respect and love and strengthened with each passing day.

Mrs. Locker was a cherished and loving mother to her children, Michael J. Locker of Middletown, DE, Lynn Marie Locker of Hartley, Christa M. Locker-Elmore (Wesley) of Lexington, SC and Elizabeth A. Locker-Jones of Middletown. She was the loving sister of William F. Miller and his wife, Charlotte J. and devoted aunt to William F. Miller, Jr., Robert F. Miller, Matthew B. Miller and the late Maria R. Miller. Mrs. Locker was the adoring grandmother of Megan Alizabeth Earline Locker, Sara Arden Locker, Joshua Allan Rotan, Allison Elizabeth Bailey and Christopher James Jones and loving great grandmother to Blake A. Locker and Julieanne Lyn Locker.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday afternoon, March 15, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Newark, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Locker’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Alison Justiniano, March 10, 2016

    Rest easy Aunt Bet. Thanks for all the fun memories! Give Grandma and Aunt Cheryl a kiss for me! All my love,

    Ali

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  2. Greer Bautz, March 10, 2016

    You will be missed, Aunt Bette! I have so many fond memories of you and my mother together. Uncle Clyde, Michael, Lyn, Christa, Liz and family: we wish you peace and cherished memories. All our love, Greer and Brandon

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  3. Nissana L. Clay, March 10, 2016

    Christa,

    You and your family are in my prayers. May your mother rest peacefully in heaven!

    Nissana L. Clay
    Paladin Managed Care

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  4. Bill & Jean, March 10, 2016

    All our love forever. Rest in peace.

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  5. Victoria, March 11, 2016

    Dear family of Bette Locker,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. There is comfort found at Revelation 21:3, 4 which says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Soon, the losses we sustain of any kind, be it losing a loved one or our peace of mind, will be done away with. I hope this promise can carry you through this difficult time and beyond.

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  6. Walter & Lisa Bereziak, March 11, 2016

    Bette,
    My fondest memory will be how gracious you were when your brother Bill invited
    me to Ft Myers on a golf trip, you welcomed me into your home and you we the
    perfect hostess, I left feeling like I had known you all of my life

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  7. Bill Miller Jr, March 11, 2016

    Rest in Peace Aunt Bette, I will never forget the fun times we all had together at the Delaware shore. It was a great pleasure being around you and I will never forget what I learned from being with you. You will be remembered in a great and positive way.
    Love Billy

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  8. Woody & Sue Haser, March 11, 2016

    Dear Clyde and Family,
    Susie and I send our deepest sympathy. We loved Betty and will always remember her smiling face.
    We will remember all the fun times we had on Club View Lane and the many times we were out to dinner together. We are comforted to know that Betty is at Peace now and is no longer suffering.God Bless you and your family. Love,
    Woody

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  9. Bob & Lee Kennedy, March 11, 2016

    Clyde and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss! Our heart felt prayers go out to you !

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  10. Susie Haser, March 11, 2016

    Dear Clyde & Family,
    Dear Bette(Girlfriend). We will miss you so much!! We laughed and we cried,we were good and we were bad,but we were always great friends until the end. You are at Peace with your Maker now.
    God Bless everyone, including Charles. Love
    Susie, Family and Josie too

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  11. Ed Pankowski, March 11, 2016

    May Peace be with Clyde, Bill and the entire Family upon the passing of your beloved Bette…..She was a kind, gracious lady…………My Prayers, and The Lord, are with you all

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  12. Bill Sniegowski, March 11, 2016

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Have many fond memories. Think of Bette & Clyde often – time goes by so fast.

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  13. Frank & Pat Pasterz, March 11, 2016

    We will greatly miss Betty as a dear friend & great neighbor. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Clyde, & all your family. We hope all your happy memories will sustain during this difficult time. God bless you all, & may Betty rest in peace.

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  14. Rit & Eve Manthous, March 11, 2016

    Clyde & extended family
    Our hearts go out to you during this time of grief. You have our deepest condolences for the loss of Betty. She was a lovely lady with a kind soul. May her memory be eternal. We will miss her.
    Eve & Rit Manthous

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  15. Pete and Thelma Clagett, March 11, 2016

    With our sincere sympathy to the Locker family. Remembering many good times that we all shared.

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  16. Bill Dewberry, March 12, 2016

    Clyde: you’ve lost a real keeper, your life’s partner….such a fabulous personality. Most confident she’s at peace in our Lord’s arms and will be awaiting (years from now) your arms around her again. May all those wonderful fond memories comfort you at this difficult path you are embracing. I have a eye doctor appointment that can’t be changed, but will make efforts to make the viewing. If not, know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dot and Bill

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  17. Kathy Clagett, March 12, 2016

    Dear Locker Family,

    So sorry to hear of Bette’s passing. Sending prayers from Cary, NC for her and for your entire family.

    With many fond memories of your family and the fun we had. Be well and God bless you.

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  18. Jasmine Hildabrant, March 12, 2016

    Betty,
    To one of the funniest, craziest, sweetest woman I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. You will forever hold a place in my heart. I only hope that one day someone will remember me the way I remember you. You always had a smile on your face an a skip in your step. Your hospitality can be matched by no other. Rest easy. You are loved.
    Jasmine

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  19. Carol (Locker) Roebuck, March 12, 2016

    Dear Clyde and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Bette. Jimmy had kept me up to date on happenings there and I truly was saddened by her loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Carol,Jimmy, Kathy, Chris and Jeff

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  20. Rit & Eve Manthous, March 14, 2016

    Clyde & extended family
    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful lady.We had wonderful times together and shall miss Betty. May her memory be eternal.

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  21. Bev &Tam, March 14, 2016

    So sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

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  22. Janet Bugher, March 14, 2016

    Liz and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

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  23. Janet Bugher, March 14, 2016

    Liz and family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

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  24. Rita Bailey, March 15, 2016

    Sara and Allison,
    We are so very saddened at the news of your Grandmother’s passing. She loved you girls very much. We will keep both of you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  25. James Locker, March 15, 2016

    Rest in Peace aunt Betty , God Bless. You and the the family !

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  26. ROY AND BETTY DELGADO, June 4, 2016

    Deur Clyde:
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. From some old friends. Semper Fidelis
    Roy and Betty.

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