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For Immediate Release

Jan. 21, 2015
Contact: Aimee Edwards
Public Information Office
801.538.1509 desk
801.755.3085 cell
edwards@utah.gov

Governor to honor former Speaker Lockhart, orders flags lowered

SALT LAKE CITY—  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of former Speaker of the House, Rebecca Lockhart. The Speaker will be honored during a public memorial service at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 22 and laid to rest Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

“Speaker Lockhart was a tremendous public servant who spent more than a decade and a half in the Utah House of Representatives and she made history as Utah’s first female House Speaker,” said Gov. Gary Herbert. “While she was first and foremost a wonderful wife and mother, she was also a remarkable role model, particularly to the untold numbers of women who were inspired by her example to be involved in public service. The state of Utah is a better place because of the service and sacrifice of Becky Lockhart.”

The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 through sunset Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

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