GLENBURN – Katherine Laura Cookson, 91, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was born to the late Fred and Gladys (Jack) Mansell, on April 1, 1922, in Bradford.
Katherine “Kay,” was a loving mother and homemaker who supported her husband and family with an unending rigor and passion. She married the late and honorable Warren H. Cookson in 1943, and they lived together in Glenburn, Lincoln and Milo, before retiring to Zephyrhills, Fla., in 1984. Katherine loved community and social events, especially music and dancing with family and friends. She was an active member of the Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church, and ardent supporter of all public affairs in the communities she lived.
Katherine is survived by two children, Richard Cookson of Glenburn and Ronald Cookson of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Pastor Jack Dowling, officiating, where relatives and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., following the service. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Glenburn. Those who wish to remember Katherine in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Cancer Care, EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.