Marlene Cobb Kenady

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Marlene Cobb Kenady was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 60 years at a later date.

Marlene was born in Lubbock, Texas, on July 5, 1957, the youngest child of Gene and Geraldine Cobb. On February 15, 1983, Marlene married the love of her life in Austin, Texas. Her successful career began as a security guard for Texas Instruments, where she was eventually promoted to Marketing Manager. After a long career with Texas Instruments, she carried her skills over to various jobs that would allow her to spend more time with her three children. After moving back home to Lubbock in 2002, she finished her professional career as Senior Coordinator for the Graduate School at Texas Tech University.

Survivors include her husband; children, Sheena Rae Kenady, Jeremy Nicholas Kenady, and Joel Benjamin Kenady; sister, Shirley Cobb Wigley; nieces, Erin Cone and Cheyna Wigley. Marlene will forever be missed, but will be remembered by friends and family as a loving, compassionate, giving, hard-working, and faithful Christian woman.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gene and Geraldine Cobb; and brother, Stuart Cobb.


Memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at are suggested by the family.


5 thoughts on “Marlene Cobb Kenady”

  1. Dearest Marlene, your passing at this time of year brings so many thoughts of thankfulness. Thankful and grateful to have shared a path in this life with you and grateful for your love, compassion and patience with me in the early daus of my career with TI. The sadness now will be replaced with memories of your joy and love for your family. May God hold your family in his loving arms and give you peace and rest.

  2. Marlene ,
    I️never got the chance to meet you, but I️ know and love Sheena. What a wonderful women you were to have raised such a special daughter. The world is a better place because of the influence you have had in it and the legacy you leave behind you.
    Enjoy your reward in Heaven. I️ hope to meet you there someday.

  3. Many memories of laughter, tears, long talks, and being very very silly. I’ll miss you my friend. Grateful for our paths crossing. Till we see each other again. Love you dear lady.

  4. Shirley, and family of Marlene, so sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. This time of year will forever hold a bittersweet taste. One day precious memories will take the place of tears at Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for Marlene’s life and the 60 years she spent with you. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  5. Bill and Linda Lipscomb

    Such a wonderful friend and dear lady – you are missed a lot – we still remember all those fun work days and Linda will be forever grateful that you helped with her business by being a partner, even for a little while. God bless your family and thanks to Bob for letting us know about your passing.

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