Kathleen Ann Roady

November 23, 1958April 3, 2021

Dr. Kathleen Ann Roady (nee Locke) (age 62) of Leander, TX passed away on April 3rd, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Kathy was born November 23rd, 1958 in Victorville, CA where her father was stationed at nearby George AFB. Kathy was a 1976 honor graduate of Holmes High School in San Antonio where she was also a varsity volleyball player. She went on to earn a B.S. in geology from UTSA and then both an M.S. (1983) and PhD (1995) from Texas A&M - where she met her future husband Kenny Roady.

She will be remembered for her intelligence, her love of dogs and of all things “Star Trek.” She is survived by her husband of 27 years Kenny, her mother Margery Locke, and her brother Bob Locke.

She is preceded in passing by her father, Colonel (USAF ret.) James R. Locke and her brother Donald Locke. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to Texas Humane Heroes


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Marianne Drummond

April 11, 2021

Kenny, I'll be praying for you and Kathy's family for God to comfort you in ways that only He can. Kathy was a delight with a great sense of humor. She was incredibly accomplished academically, and her love for dogs was epic, only surpassed by her love for her Kenny. Her faith in Christ meant that angels escorted her to meet her Savior, and we will see her again. Much love to you.

Gerald Prater

April 10, 2021

A very tender spirit with and a brilliant mind. When I first met Kathy at our church over a decade ago, we immediately found that we had a lot in common and a strong friendship was formed. One of those things in common was our connection with the Air Force, San Antonio, and UTSA. So we always had something to talk about from the very beginning.

I will always cherish the times when we visited to discuss life. She has incredible intellect and a soft compassion that has touched many lives including my own. Kathy has always been very observant and sensitive to the needs of others around her. Even as she struggled for years with her health problems in her physical body, she was always ready and eager to meet and help others. We had many detailed discussions about life, exploring both the spiritual as well as the natural and intellectual sciences. We talked a lot about the bible as my own spiritual journey progressed and she was a valued source with whom I could talk. I will always treasure those times that we shared and when she often encouraged me. Kathy will always be a special and beloved sister to me.

I take comfort today in celebrating the beginning of her life and knowing that she is no longer suffering through the struggles of her physical debilitations. No, based on what I know from our relationship over the years, my dear sister is now cheering me (indeed all of us) on from glory and saying “Hang in there. You simply have no idea how great this is going to be when you get here! Trust me, everything you are going through right now is more than worth it!” Finally, she would remind me to take care of my brother Kenny.

Thank you my sister for the special blessing you have always been since the Lord brought our paths together. I still feel your presence and I will join you as soon as the Lord calls me home from my work. Keep a candle lit for me and have one of those big hugs waiting for me.


Bob Locke

April 10, 2021

Kathy, our brother Don, and myself in 1962 in Waco Texas.