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Kathryn Stucke

February 10, 1925 — May 11, 2021

Alpine, Texas

Kathryn (Snooksie) Stucke, age 96, left this world to be with the Lord at 1:52 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  She was at The Courtyards Assisted Living and Memory Care in Odessa, Texas.

Kathryn was born to Irene Applewhite Coggins and Otis Coggins Sr. on February 10, 1925, in Pearsall, Texas.  She graduated from Alpine High School and then attended Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine.  On August 22, 1944, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Stucke.

In her lifetime she served on the Board of Directors of the Alpine Country Club for over twenty years.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls; a member of the American Legion Post 79 for over seventy years; a Charter and Lifetime Member of the Sul Ross Century Club; a Lifetime Member of the Sul Ross State University Ex-Students Association,  she was inducted into the Sul Ross Athletic Hall of Honor in 1995, and worked as the Secretary to the Superintendent for twenty three years.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of twenty nine years, Kenneth Stucke in 1973, nephew by marriage James Davis in 1978, father Otis Coggins Sr. in 1994, mother Irene Coggins in 1997, great-nephew Eddie Coggins in 2010, brother Otis Coggins Jr. in 2012, great-nephew J.T. Davis in 2012, and niece Rory Goodfriend in 2016.

Kathryn is survived by her sister-in-law, Joyce Coggins, Odessa, TX;  nephew Audie Coggins (Valerie), Alpine, TX; niece Tana Gunville (Tom) Horseshoe Bay, TX;  great-nephew Beau Coggins (Kiki), Alpine, TX; great-niece Tia Sawyer (Aaron), Renton, WA; great-niece Tera Stallard (J.T.) Buda, TX; great-grandnephews Justin Coggins, Treavor Stallard, Jason and Noah Sawyer, and great-grand niece Taylor Stallard.  She is also survived by nieces Jan Davis Collins, Liberty Hill, TX; Vicki Betts (Don), Woodlands, TX; Gayle Hirsch, Odessa, TX; Sherry McGillicuddy, Dripping Springs, TX; also, great-nieces Sabrina Betts, Angela Kough, Regan Morton, and great-nephew Andy Wagner.

The family would like to thank Dr. Adrian Billings, his wife Susan and their three sons, as well as neighbors, Don and Judy Taggert.  We would also like to thank Dr. Paul Slaughter and his staff, the staff at both Brookdale and Courtyard Memory Care, Rhonda with Hospice and Home Health, Larry Cordova and Joe Denham,III, with the Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.

Kathryn will always be remembered by family and friends for her humor, quick wit, and moxie as a force of nature in both character and fashion. The sports world lost one of its greatest supporters.  In her home there were always three television sets recording bull riding, golf, football, basketball or baseball, because she might be listening to KVLF in order to keep up with the Alpine Bucks or the Sul Ross Lobos.

Snooksie, we know you are shining brightly like a diamond and dancing in the sky until God brings us together again.

A graveside service at Elm Grove Cemetery will be announced at a later date.

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