ELLSWORTH - Emily Christina "Chris" Lockhart, 86, died peacefully October 28, 2015, with family and friends by her side at Courtland Rehab and Living Center, Ellsworth. She was born March 21, 1929, in Holden, the daughter of James M. and Ethel J. (George) Rowe.
Chris graduated from Newport High School and attended Bangor School of Commerce. Chris jointly owned and operated Sunshine Nursery School in Ellsworth for many years. She then went on to work at Downeast Family YMCA as a preschool teacher. Chris attended the United Baptist Church in Ellsworth. Chris enjoyed spending time with her family and going out to breakfast with a special group of friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Carter and husband, Brad, of Hancock, Karen Merrick and husband, Perley, of Lamoine and Cynthia Petry and husband, Phil, of Westbrook; eight grandchildren, Miranda, Denise, Christie, Lynn, Alex, Ashley, Aaron and Allison; six great-grandchildren, Dennis, Carter, Lauren, Kylie, Addison and Sarah; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jeanne Abbott.
Special thanks to the staff at Courtland Rehab and living Center for their excellent care giving skills.
A service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Those who desire may make contributions in Chris's memory to the Downeast Family YMCA, P.O. Box 25, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.