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Mrs. Betty Hudson Cooke

Obituary for Mrs. Betty Hudson Cooke

April 9, 1934 - September 30, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 84


Betty Hudson Cooke, age 84, passed away September 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born to Charles Hudson and Lillian Gray Hudson on April 9, 1934, and was raised on the family ranch near Utopia in Uvalde County. Betty was diagnosed at age 14 with Type 1 Diabetes and lived well beyond all her doctor's expectations. Betty first attended Utopia schools and then transferred to Sabinal High school where she was crowned the first homecoming Queen in 1950 and graduated in 1951. In 1955, Betty graduated from Baylor University with a degree in education and also received her Masters from Trinity University of San Antonio. Betty met the love of her life, Herbert Vernon Cooke Jr. and they married in 1958. They spent their first ten years of their marriage in San Antonio where they both taught school. Then moved to Dallas in 1968 and returned to San Antonio in 2011 to be near their nephews.

Betty is survived by her sister-in-law, Pat Hudson McFarland; nephews, Robert and wife Rita Hudson, Paul and wife Alissa Hudson; great nieces, Alaina and husband Vance Weynand, Cheyenne Hudson and fiancé Anthony Lehoski and Ariana Hudson; cousin, Dorothy Weber and husband John; great-great nephew Logan Weynand and great-great nieces; Victoria, Alexandria and Elizabeth Weynand.

Betty was a faithful Christian and member of the Episcopalian church. She loved spending time with her husband and family, she enjoyed traveling the world to such places as, China, Europe, Africa, South America and many others. She appreciated attending the symphony, museums and supported the Arts.

Betty donated her body to the Willed Body Program for research to the U.T. Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm at St. George Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: the Baylor Health Care System Foundation located at 3600 Gaston Avenue, suite 100, Dallas, TX 75246 or El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. Uvalde, TX 78801.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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