Katharine Dolcater Lockwood
Katharine Dolcater Lockwood, 80, of Estes Park, Colorado, died at Kimball health Services on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Lorri Kentner officiating. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Katharine’s tribute wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in her memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America or the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. The services for Katharine have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.
Katharine Dolcater Lockwood was born on August 7, 1943, the daughter of Jack and Lucile (Forman) Dolcater. She was a proud graduate of Kimball County High School. Her educational journey continued at Colorado State University, where she attained both a bachelor's and a master's degree in home economics. Beyond her academic achievements, Katharine was known for her warm heart, generosity, and unwavering support for those around her. Her contributions to the community and her commitment to family created a legacy of kindness that will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
On May 14, 1972, Katharine united in marriage with Dewain Lockwood in a heartfelt ceremony in Bowie, Arizona. Together, they built a life filled with love, shared joys, and enduring companionship. Katharine’s occupations throughout life were in banking and in 1965 her first teaching position was in Estes Park, Colorado at the Junior/Senior High School. In 1969 she was part of the Educational Representative for Simplicity Pattern Company, giving programs to Extension Service and school groups covering 15 states from Montana to Oklahoma. She was part of the University of Arizona Extension Service in Graham County, Arizona. She was a substitute teacher in Kimball, Potter, and Dix-Nebraska schools. She also worked in the Cabela's Correspondence Department in Sidney, Nebraska. She was also a substitute teacher at the Estes Park high school and middle school until 2013. Katharine's dedication to education and nurturing young minds left a lasting impact on her students, fostering a legacy that will be remembered with gratitude. She had interests in photography and enjoyed spending time hiking and in 2012 she hiked over 250 miles in Rocky Mountain National Park.
As we say goodbye to Katharine, we celebrate a life well-lived and the profound influence she had on the lives of those she touched. May her memory continue to inspire and bring comfort to the hearts of family and friends during this difficult time.
Survivors include her husband Dewain Lockwood of Estes Park, CO; son David (Tracy) Lockwood and their children Landon and Austin of Lincoln, NE; brother David Dolcater of Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jerry Dolcater.