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“I was about 14 when we were neighbors on Lake Lanier. She was recently graduated from Furman and she taught me so much --particularly slalom water...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Robin Siegel - Jacksonville, FL

“Deepest Condolence to friends and family. Wendy was a great friend to my Mother, Faye Clark. They enjoyed spending time on the porch at NHC Cool...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Danette Godwin - Waverly, TN

“I will always remember you and how important you were to me and Mark for so many years. You were special and I am truely grateful to have known you. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Fuller - Nashville, TN

“Dear AJ, I continue to hold you in my heart as you move through these days. I know you have many friends and family around you. ...friends of Wendy's...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Judi Draper - Nashville, TN

“I am sorry for your lost. She is in a better place. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jean Simeon Benjamin - Franklin, TN

“I love you... I will miss the everyday hug, the battle of wits and will, Sunshine. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ruby Varone

“I will hold you in my heart forever. Knock three times if you need me. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Locke - Nolensville, TN

“Recalling the first time I met Wendy. It was a Christmas party at her sister Judy's home. It was a Holidy Open House and many people were coming and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Vickie Storm - Brentwood, TN

“She made an impact on so many. I love her and she will be greatly missed ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Samantha Roberts - Columbia, TN

“No more suffering sweet Wendy. I know you are running with new legs and singing at the top of your lungs. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Todd - Brentwood, TN

Wendy Ruth Locke Brentwood TN Wendy Locke, age 71, passed away peacefully in Franklin, TN, on March 1, 2017. Wendy was a long time resident of Brentwood, Tennessee but she wouldn't hesitate to tell you where she was really from with Boston brogue. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC, the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, and Vanderbilt University, she earned a BS, an MA and a PhD respectively. She spent her entire career in the field of special education. She taught for 30+ years in the Nashville Metro School System. Wendy was often the teacher/classroom of last resort for students at Hillsboro High where she spent the last 14 years of her teaching career. She mentored students from Vanderbilt and other local colleges. In addition, she also tutored children in her home. The last few years of her life were spent enjoying life as a retiree traveling when she was able, watching her favorite TV shows and visiting with friends. Some of her loves included entertaining family and friends, all dogs, and a good gin and tonic. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Ruth Locke. She is survived by her brother Richard (Kathy); sister Judy; nephews Matthew and Richie; niece Caroline (Alex); great nieces and nephews; dedicated caregiver Steve; and faithful dachshund Otto. The family wishes to thank Wendy's nationwide network of family and friends for their visits, support, and assistance during Wendy's illness. The family also wishes to thank the staff of NHC Cool Springs for their overwhelming love, support, and assistance throughout Wendy's illnesses. A private celebration of Wendy's life will be held in Tryon, NC, as per Wendy's wishes in the near future. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to the Williamson County Animal Shelter at Alternative Cremation & Funeral Service, Franklin, TN (615) 567¬6969