Clara Margaret Cockrell
09/21/1930 - 12/03/2019
Clara Margaret Cockrell passed away on December 3, 2019 in Lubbock. We will celebrate her life of 89 years at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel with a reception to follow. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.
Ms. Cockrell was born in Girard, TX on September 21, 1930 to George M. Darden and Clara Darden. She attended McMurray College in Abilene and married Benjamin H. Cockrell on December 24, 1950.
Cheta, as she was known by her family, is survived by three children; a son, Dana Cockrell of Collierville, TN, daughter, Cathy Cockrell of Dallas, and son, Joe Cockrell of Lubbock. She is also survived by her sister, Bess Pickron of Murfreesboro, TN and a brother, Jim Darden of Pine Bluff, WY; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 yrs., Ben; a daughter, Jannifer; and an infant daughter, Donna Benice.
Margaret was a gracious lady of Texas. She traveled extensively with her husband and was an avid reader. She also loved watching sports and movies, but her true passion was giving to the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, TX. as well as to the Texas Boys Ranch.
The family of Clara Margaret Cockrell has designated The Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas 76708, for memorial contributions donated in her memory.