Oct 17, 1949 - Feb. 29, 2012 EDMOND Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mary Sue (Dowers) Cobb, age 62, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 2001 N. Western, Edmond, under the direction of Crawford Family Funeral Service of Edmond. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery on Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Cobb was born October 17, 1949, in Enid, OK to George and Dorothy (Boyle) Dowers. She died on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, after more than a 101/2-year battle with ovarian cancer.Mary was raised on a farm in northwestern Oklahoma. A graduate of Carrier High School, she earned a BS degree in mathematics from Northwestern State College, Alva, in 1971. She taught high school math at Newton, KS for one year. In 1972, Mary began a ten-year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, holding management positions in engineering, installation/repair, and network. She served in Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Sallisaw, Clinton, Woodward and Shawnee before returning to Oklahoma City in 1979. She married Andrew J. Cobb, Jr. on May 31, 1980, in Oklahoma City. Mary retired from Southwestern Bell, where she was serving as the District Manager of Planning and Budgets for Oklahoma after the 1982 birth of their son, David Andrew Cobb. In 1984, their daughter, Ann Marie Cobb, was born. Mrs. Cobb stayed at home to care for the family until both children were in school at Deer Creek; she then taught high school mathematics at Deer Creek High School for seven years. Mary received a BA degree in Pastoral Ministry from Newman University, Wichita, in December 2001. In May 2006, she earned an MA degree in Pastoral Ministry from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. She served in numerous capacities at the parish and archdiocesan level.Mary is survived by her husband, Andy, of the home; son, David and his wife Maria of Broken Arrow; daughter, Ann Miller of Ada; and grandson, Ethan of Broken Arrow.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to St. Jude's Children Hospital, St. Monica Building Fund, or Catholic Charities of Oklahoma. Your prayers for Mary and her family will be greatly appreciated.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 4, 2012