Dorothais “Dot” Traylor Cooke

Dot Cooke pictureDorthais “ Dot” Traylor Cooke
DICKINSON — Dot Cooke, 83, passed away September 21st after a brief illness.
Born in February 1931, she was one of three girls who spent their younger years on the family farm in Winters, Texas. In 1947, she married Bill Cooke and they were married 52 years
While raising her family of six children, she was active in the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson. She later worked part time at Judi’s Cupboard and then Sears, where she retired several years later. She then became involved with preparing the luncheons for the Dickinson Rotary Club and volunteered at MI Lewis and the Thrift Shop and had served as secretary-treasurer of her World Service Sunday School class. She also volunteered for the H2U organization at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, and was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Thad and Beatrice Traylor, and her sisters, Doris Crutchfield and Darlene Peacock.
Survivors include daughters, Teresa Klos and husband Don, and Karen Cole. Sons, Larry Cooke and wife, Sherry, Dennis Cooke and wife Kathy, Billy Cooke and wife Marsha, and Wade Cooke and wife Joyce. She had 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her four sons, Larry, Dennis, Billy and Wade, and son-in-law, Don Klos. Bill Glidden will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, September 25, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Dickinson, Texas, Rev. Jack Matkin officiating. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the memorial fund of the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson.


  1. Knowing Dot was a privilege. Her pleasant, upbeat outlook spread to those around her. I will miss her. The empty chair in our World Service Sunday School class will be a reminder of how much we will miss her there.
    My heart goes out to the family.
    Joy Dibello

    Joy Dibello
  2. To Aunt Dot’s extended family,

    The Crutchfield, Miller, and Mayo families all send our deepest sympathies.

    Aunt Dot will be remembered by all who had the honor of meeting her as a person of great humanity and generosity of spirit who also happened to have a brilliant sense of humor and wit.

    Uncle Bill, Aunt Darlene and mom will all be welcoming her to a fabulous Cooke/Traylor reunion in heaven.
    Tom and Tyler

    Tom Crutchfield
  3. To Karen, Mandi, David, & the Cooke Family,

    The Cotton family all send our condolences. We had a lot of respect for your Mom/Momo. The world lost a kind loving soul.

    With much love,
    Suzanne Cotton & Family

    Suzanne Cotton
  4. Billy & Marsha and family,
    I am so saddened for your loss. My heart grieves with you and you remain in my prayers…..

    Lyn & David
  5. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. We pray your family will find comfort in your loving memories and in God’s love for you. May time heal your grief. Sincerely, Harvey & Liz Treybig

    Harvey Treybig
  6. Dot’s smile was infectious, a gracious and kind woman that I feel blessed to have known! Love to all the family, Joy Wilson

    Joy Wilson

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