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Funeral, memorial services announced for former Speaker Becky Lockhart

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-18 19:15:35-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Becky Lockhart, the first female Utah Speaker of the House, died Saturday due to a rare neurodegenerative disease, and Sunday the funeral and memorial services for Lockhart were announced.

Click here for more details on Lockhart’s death and the response from various public figures around the state.

According to a press release, a public memorial service will be held Thursday, January 22 at 10 a.m. The service will be held in the Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, January 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at an LDS Church chapel located at 1625 South Slate Canyon Drive in Provo.

The funeral will be held Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at an LDS Church stake center located at 300 North and 900 East in Provo.

All three events are open to the public.

Lockhart passed away in her home Saturday due to an “unrecoverable and extremely rare neurodegenerative brain disease known as CJD.” Lockhart was 46. She had served in the Utah House of Representatives for 16 years, and she was the Speaker for four of those years.

Lockhart is survived by her husband, Stan, and three children, Hannah, Emily and Stephen; her parents Jerald and Gretchen Tower, and four siblings, Carrie Castillo, Lara Millington, Matt Tower, and Sam Tower.

The press release stated: “In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be directed to the Rebecca D. Lockhart Endowed Scholarship for students at the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University. Donations may be made online” by clicking here.