Mrs. Cocek died Friday, Ju ne 11, su rrounded by her family.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1918, in Rockdale to Robert and Vera Harris Simms.
Mrs. Cocek was a 1934 Rockdale High School graduate and attended Tyler Commercial College where she honed her secretarial skills, which she used in her work at H.H. Coffield in Rockdale, Federal Land Bank and Standard Oil, both in Houston.
At Standard, she met the love of her life, Bernard J. Cocek, who was an accountant w ith the company. Their courtship was sparked by a mutual love of music, dancing, travel, and their common passion for University of Texas Longhorn football. They were married on April 12, 1947, in Houston. They were blessed with four children.
Mrs. Cocek enjoyed participating in the education and extra-curricular activities of all her children. She served as a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, PTA president, St. Rose of Lima room mother, and band mom, to name only a few.
Doris and Bernard moved to Dallas in 1976, where they enjoyed their circle of friends, including those from Tanglefoot dance group, Texas Transplants social club, North Dallas Woman’s Club, and, later, Treemont Residential Community.
As a mother and grandmother, Mrs. Cocek never missed an opportunity to attend the various activities involving her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bernard Cocek.
Survivors are son Bruce and daughter-in-law Sandy Cocek of Dallas; daughter Jan Cocek and son-in-law Lenny Kong of Seattle, Washington; daughter Carol Cocek of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Christina and Richard Anderson of Marshall; five grandchildren, Jason Cocek and wife Dina, Katie Cocek, Adam Cocek and wife Rachel, Tyler Cocek, and Rachel Cocek; a brother, Clifford Simms of Rockdale; a sisterand brother-in-law, Virginia and George Pickel of Lincoln, California.
Memorial may be made to the Girl Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association International.