Sybil was born November 27, 1916 to Francis Edward "Bud" and
Willie Etta (Callis) Marable in Post, Garza Co., TX, the
youngest of four children. She passed away January 31, 2009 and
is buried in the Terrace Cemetery.
Her siblings were brother, Will Tom
and sisters, Rose and Frances. Sybil attended Post Schools and
graduated from Post High School in 1934. She attended and
graduated from the Mission Beauty School in Roswell, N.M.
Sybil married Dan Bush Cockrum on July 24, 1938 in Post at the
First Christian Church. Dan preceded her in death on January 17,
2007. Sybil worked for Shorty Hamilton, Parrish Grocery, Dewalt
Flower Shop, and later for Chant and Ruth Lee when they bought
the shop from the Dewalts. She and Dan owned and operated
Cockrum Printing and Office Supply until they retired. They
moved to Lynnwood Assisted Living in Tahoka due to failing
health. She was a long-time and active member of the First
Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, Pricilla Club and the
Garden Club of Post.
She was very talented in many crafts; flower arranging,
painting, sewing, quilt making and knitting. Fortunately, her
passions for most of these skills were passed on to her
grandchildren and the family always looked forward to the
holidays and the treats from her kitchen.
During their life together Sybil and Dan enjoyed travel and
visited Europe, the Caribbean, and Australia/New Zealand as well
as most of the United States in their leisure time making long
lasting friendships where ever they went.
Both parents and all of her siblings preceded her in death. She
was survived by one son, Dan E. and wife Lynda Cockrum of
Carlsbad, N.M.; three grandchildren, Michael and wife Veronica
Cockrum of Grand Canyon, Ariz., Kimberly Lynn Cockrum and Andrea
Lorene Cockrum, both of San Antonio; and two
great-grandchildren, Daniel Alexander Cockrum and Katelyn Emily
Cockrum, both of Grand Canyon, Ariz.