Sybil Lorene Marable Cockrum (1916 2009)


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.
 

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