Marta Lourdes Tamargo Locklear, 73, of Woodbine, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Carroll Hospital Center.
Born Jan. 3, 1941, in Havana, Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Antonio Tamargo, Marta Pujals Tamargo and Manuela Biosca Tamargo Cabrera. She was the wife of Toney Locklear, her husband of 45 years.
She became an American citizen in 1978 and served the federal government for more than 20 years. She retired from the Food and Drug Administration as a computer specialist in 2003. She had emigrated from Cuba on Christmas Eve in 1960. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Libertytown. She was an involved member of the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group at Kernan's Hospital and at Carroll Hospital Center. She enjoyed traveling, the ocean, dining out and organizing social events. She enjoyed spending time with family and showing off her pictures.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters and sons-in-law Yvonne Weed and husband Robert, Dannette Alpern and husband Adam, and Margaux Jessup and husband David; sisters Carmen Gonzalez and Miriam Schaeffer; brothers Manuel, Alejandro, Henry and Robert Tamargo; grandchildren Logan, Patrisha and Dylan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 9101 Church Street, Union Bridge, with the Rev. Fr. Jason Worley officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nmss-md.org, or to St. Peter's Catholic Church at stpeter-libertytown.org.
Online condolences may be offered at http://www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.
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