OBITUARY

Cathy Ann Brock

October 1, 1954October 9, 2020

Cathy Ann Brock passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020 surrounded by loved ones after a short, but complicated illness.

Cathy began her career after graduating from OSU (Oklahoma State University) as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer in Dallas in 1977 at the CASA Youth Shelter. In January 1980 she began work in the Dallas County Juvenile Department at Letot Center as a Child Care Worker supervising youth while they were in shelter care. She then moved on to become a Case Manager, supervising and counseling troubled youth and their parents. She was then promoted to the position of Case Manager Supervisor and retired in late 2011.

During her 31 years of service at to youth at Letot Center, she spent many hours of work as the Chairperson of numerous committees that addressed various youth issues. She was instrumental in helping to develop a specialized program for sexually exploited youth and in helping set up a special facility for these youth.

She spoke at many professional symposiums to aid other professionals in dealing with adolescents. She was a well-respected member of the Dallas County Juvenile Department as well as other youth organizations in the area, around the state and outside of Texas. Even though Cathy had retired, she was still regularly active in working with various agencies. She served as the Chairperson of the Dallas CRCG (Community Resource Coordination Group) and as Chairperson of the HRV (High Risk Victims) Task Force. She served on the Adolescent Symposium of Texas Planning Committee and participated in Governor Abbott’s Multi-Discipline Team focused on preventing human trafficking. Cathy also served as Russell Creek HOA President for 5 years and was continually active supporting Plano City’s Neighborhood Services activities. She was truly a servant leader. She was also a selfless, dedicated youth advocate who was admired by her Case Management staff, fellow supervisors, and the youth and families she served. She is a great loss to her professional community and to those she served. She will be remembered by family, friends, and associates for having a heart as big as Texas.

Cathy was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Anglen Brock, and her great nephew, Taegan Snell, both in 2019. She is survived by her father, Lowell Brock; sisters Donna Moats, Debra (Michael) Snell and Mary (Jerry) Beckwith; companion, Alana Oldenburg; ten nieces and nephews and fourteen great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date by the Plano Potluck Group she faithfully attended. Services in Amarillo, TX will be scheduled at a later date.

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Rosa Alvarez

October 18, 2020

Cathy was my supervisor when I started working at Letot in 2004, and she was best supervisor I ever had! She was passionate in what she believed, knew how to teach us and respected us! She became a great friend, my heart is broken and I will miss her so much!

Rhonda Turner

October 18, 2020

Goodbye Cathy. I will miss your smiling face at the PotLucks. Rest in God's Arms.

Judge Cheryl Shannon

October 18, 2020

Cathy was passionate about her work. I had the privilege of seeing her give her best to struggling young ladies attempting to navigate through abuse, life struggles and dysfunction. She always brought creativity and solutions to positively impact the lives of these young ladies. What a foot soldier!

Vernetta Kinnard

October 17, 2020

To the family, Cathy was a wonderful person who loved making a difference in the lives of youth and a great colleague. She gave it her all while employed at the Dallas County Juvenile Department and continue with her passion after retirement.

She will truly be missed by many. Rest In Peace and Heaven Cathy. 🙏🏽😞🌹

Jenine stiger

October 16, 2020

She was a wonderful person, Cathy was kind and loving. I am proud to have her as family.

Sue Marshall

October 16, 2020

I met Cathy many years ago and have seen her off annd on over the years. She came to our sisters reunion a couple of times. My sister is Judy and she and Cathy were together . We went to miuntains of Colorado and the beach in Florida. We always enjoyed ourselves during those little vacations. I was sad to hear of her passing. She used to tell me the stories of some of those children she helped. I always admired her so much for just being strong enough to deal with those difficult situations. My sympathies to her family and friends during this sad time.

Pam Danielson

October 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I most remember her calm presence and sage advice when she saw me struggling with being a step parent. That kid now 40! He calls me mom and gave me three grandkids.
I am judy’s sister.

Janie Stubblefield

October 16, 2020

I had the privilege of working along side Cathy on several committees and at many conferences over the years. One thing that Cathy ALWAYS exhibited was an authentic caring attitude toward everyone! Her passion for helping at-risk youth was second to none. Her compassion for families was contagious. Her loyalty and service were the epitome of what it means to be a professional in the field.

I am grateful to call Cathy my friend!

When I think of her, I'll remember Proverbs 17:17 "Friends always show their love" (The Message version), for that is what Cathy did in her life. She "showed" us love!

Stephanie Lovelace-Torres

October 13, 2020

I met Cathy in 2005 when I started at the juvenile department. She presented a training on Letot and the population served there. During her presentation I just kept nodding my head at her because everything she said about girls that are in care was spot on. She came up to me and introduced herself and after that we became friends and later my supervisor.. Cathy was insightful and always listened when I sat in her office and talked about things. The one thing I learned from her is to not ask "why" when you're counseling someone because you may not want to hear what is said. Cathy also told me to understand what "I don't know" means because that statement could mean a lot of things. Over the years I have applied what she taught me and I will miss her dearly. She was very special and one of a kind.

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