Zelma M. Lockhart

Mar 6, 2013 Staff

Zelma M. Lockhart of Riverton died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. She was 66 years old.

Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Davis Funeral Home. At her request, cremation has taken place.

Zelma Maxine Lockhart was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of William and Ruth Mae (Burton) Schwarz. In childhood she lived in Wyoming, Arkansas and Indiana. When she was in her early teens, the family moved to the Pavillion area where she attended high school.

She married Daniel Weliever in November 1964, and they had three children. They later divorced. On March 17, 1990, she married Bruce Lockhart. He preceded her in death in 2006.

She was a 4-H leader and an officer in the Realtors organization.

She turned her hobby of cake decorating into a job with Smith's Food and Drug for 17 years and continued to decorate cakes out of her home until her death. Before that, she was a realtor at CFC Realtors for nine years, and she also was the kitchen manager for the Elks Club for four years.

Her family said she enjoyed cake decorating, reading, crocheting, ironing, gardening, playing cards, bowling and golf. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and especially watching her grandchildren in their sporting and fair endeavors.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Weliever and his wife Jamie; daughters Laura Drake and her husband Kent, and Tanya Santee and her husband Clint; brother Leonard Schwarz; sisters Patricia Wesch and Anna Weber; grandchildren Kolby Drake, Lucas Drake, Ryan Weliever, Jordan Weliever, Abrielle Santee and Danielle Santee; and one great-grandchild, Brylee Peters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters June Mark and Carol Jean Breese; and several siblings in infancy and early childhood.

Memorials may be made to Fremont County 4-H Council through Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (

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