A memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Friday May 23rd at Elm Valley Community Church with Rev. Pete Knight Officiating.BRBRThe daughter of Louise and Ed Cook of Nebraska, she had two brothers Mike and Jim. Mike and his wife Kathy her name sake had two sons, Mike Jr. and Aaron. Jim and his wife Reba have a daughter, Heather. She was married to Phillip Aldridge for 36 years. The met when both attended Texas Tech University. Phillip had a scholarship for engineering with Pan American Oil and Cathy for a Bachelor of Art degree. Cathy was a universally renowned artist with her work represented in high-end galleries across the United States. Cathy was survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. When asked about her beautiful art work of Native Americans, her answer was consistently To older members, the wrinkles of their life was a beautiful representation of their experience.BRBRWhen asked about Cathy to her husband Phillip, he had a silly grin on his face... what comes to your mind right now Silloid, Pilloid, Manilloid. What does that mean To Cathy the translation was You silly, pill, worthless man of the world. And he would respond, Worthless, monurfless, luperferless. And to them, it was a silly, fun, I love you unconditionally kind of flirtation with each other for so many wonderful years together. She was my rock, she grounded me, played with me, and I loved her, respected her... and I paid attention to her. Phillip noted, I always admired the way she loved nature, the chirping of a bird, the color of the leaves, the smell of a flower. The legacy of her art work was a gift to her family and to all the people that will not cease at her passing. Bottom line: We love each other, we hugged each other. When she would look at me and say Let's go fishing. Everything in our world was OK. She was a beautiful addition to this life and she will forever live in her art and in our memories.BRBRBR
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. Mrs. Price ChapmanAbilene, TX
Cathy made such an impression on me 27 years ago. You guys were our only neighbors. Of course she was talented, but it was her kindness and good nature that I loved about her. Leisha, Bullett and I loved her. I was shocked and so sad to hear about her. You were one lucky guy
Kathy OShields EmamiYorktown, VA
What a beautiful memorial to your love and life with that sweet Cathy. Brett and I will keep you and the family close in our hearts and prayers. As Oprah says, Youve just gained an angel. We all know youve loved your earthly angel for years. Love you, Brett and Cindy
Cindy Robinson and Brett LoveBuffalo Gap, TX
Im so sorry for this loss for the Aldridge family. Youll be in my prayers.
Mary Grayce MorrisonLubbock, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed greatly She was such a wonderful person.
Steve, Patti, Marca, Carson and Seth Gibson and Macy PopeTuscola, TX
Words cant express my sympathy for your loss. Were all blessed at having known Cathy and shell be sincerely missed.
Pamela Gilbreth WatkinsBuffalo Gap, TX
Phil, Tom and I were deeply saddened by hearing of the loss of our friend, Cathy. She was so fun to be around and so very talented We are so thankful that she was part of our little Jal family. Our lives are richer and we are blessed to have known her. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family as we know that the following days, weeks, and months are going to be so difficult. We will continue to pray.
Tom and Revae Pool
Tom and Revae PoolPearland, TX
To Phil and Cathys family our sincerest sympathy. Cathys kindness and smiling demeanor will always be the way I will remember her. Her artistic talent touched many lives too. May Gods comfort and peace hold you close at this time.
Beverly Joe Kimbrough,Abilene Texas
Beverly Joe KimbroughAbilene, TX
To Phillip I am so sorry about the loss of your precious wife. My prayers are with you. Cathy made such an impression on me when I worked for her at Coronados Camp. I was 18 years old and I was amazed at the way she treated me. She was the first person in my life to treat me like an adult She was so kind and respectful to me I felt I should be worthy of it. She made me a better person. And her happiness was just radiant Ill never forget her.
Angie Gohmann HatlaRound Rock, TX
My sister Kathy class of 66 and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. God Bless You, Jim
Jim EdmistonPlainview, TX
God be with you, Phil. I am so sorry. My husband and I will be remembering you in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Dana McLaughlin Tasharski
Dana McLaughlin TasharskiPlainfield, IL
Phil and family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Our hearts and prayers are with you. God bless you all
Gina Denny BrewerMidland, TX
Dear Phil and all the family of Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I remember Cathy as a wonderful, talented woman who was full of life and had the happiest disposition. Her smile would light up a room. Although I havent seen her or Phil in years, I will always remember her fondly. My most sincere condolences to you at your loss. Bee
Joe Bee BuxkemperBuffalo Gap, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jene Patti
Jene Patti MontaguePlano, TX