2017-02-16 / Obituaries

Kathy Lu Cooke Martin

Kathy Lu Cooke Martin, 57 of Rockdale, died at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. David’s Hospital North in Austin.

Kathy was born October 28, 1959, at the old Richard’s Hospital in Rockdale to J.W. “Bill” and Peggy Cooke. She married William Travis “Bill” Martin Jr. on January 21, 2007, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale. Kathy had been publisher of The Rockdale Reporter since 2010 and was ad manager at The Reporter since 2000. She served two terms as president of Rockdale Noon Lions Club, was a member of Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rockdale Downtown Association, was past president of South Texas Press Association and director of Texas Press Association.

Kathy is preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Cooke in 2008.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Martin of Rockdale; two daughters, Katie Morriss of San Marcos and Kennedy Cooke-Garza of Rockdale; two grandchildren, Reese Lindsey of Austin and Madison Lornson; parents, Bill and Peggy Cooke of Rockdale; and two brothers, Kyle Cooke of Houston and Ken Cooke of Fredericksburg.

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