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Ouida Faye Cobb

January 11, 1934 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Ouida Cobb Obituary

NORTH MANCHESTER: Ouida Faye Cobb, 90, formerly of Marfa, TX, died peacefully in the
company of her husband and daughter at 2:49 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024, at Peabody Retirement
Community in North Manchester, where she has resided since 2017.
Born on January 11, 1934, in Burnt Corn, Conecuh County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late
Albert Jinx and Hattie (Powell) Crawford. She completed her formal education in 1965 with her GED in
El Paso, Texas.
On October 10, 1953, she married Farrell Graham Cobb. They made their home in Niagara Falls, NY,
until her husband began his military service at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. In 1971, they moved to Marfa,
TX, where they together managed the local general store, Winn’s, and in 2007, retired to San Angelo, TX.
In 2015, they moved to Interlaken, NY, and finally in 2017, to North Manchester, Indiana.
In addition to being a wonderful wife and loving mother, she worked as the manager for the Winn’s
Department Store and then managed the Thunderbird Hotel and Restaurant in Marfa, TX.
Throughout her life, she had the gift of mercy, helping others however possible. She loved and cared for
children and the elderly. She was an accomplished seamstress and chocolate chip cookie maker, creative
in repurposing old things, and she passed these skills on to her daughters.
Surviving are husband, Farrell Cobb of North Manchester; daughters, Lisa (Jeffery) O’Dell of Columbia
City and Joan Cobb of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Eric (Evangelee) Garcia of Midland, TX, Ronnie
(Melissa) Garcia of Mesa, AZ, Anthony Cobb of San Angelo, TX, Jared O’Dell of Watkins Glen, NY,
Samantha (Joseph) DiNardo, and Latorsha Sample, all of Virginia Beach, VA; great-grandchildren,
Calvin, Aubrianna, Jaleen, Amri, Kiyra and E.J. Garcia, Kaleb Cobb, Ryder Kerr and John Paul &
Benedict DiNardo.
Additionally, she was preceded in death by sisters Leoma Powell, Laura Jean Waller, Nanive Thompson,
Vitera Pynes, Lillian Mitchell, Dollie Sasser, and Nellie Cobb, and brothers Aaron and Harold Crawford.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (February 16th) at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
The funeral service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday (February 17th) at the Peabody Retirement Community
Chapel, 400 W 7th Street, North Manchester. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday,
February 20 th , at the New Providence Cemetery, 239 New Providence Church Lane, Evergreen, Alabama.
Because of Ouida’s love of teaching children, memorials may be sent by Check to: The Center, 201 West
Market Street, Columbia City, IN 46725 (Please write “LifeWise” on the Memo line), or you may give
digitally through their website: https://www.thecentercc.com/donate-now-2/ Please click the dropdown
and choose LifeWise.

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