Kathleen Aldridge Strock

  • Born: January 26, 1943
  • Died: April 20, 2021
  • Location: Bonneau, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kathleen Aldridge Strock, 78, of Bonneau, SC, wife of Doyle McClain Strock, has gone to decorate Heaven on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after a long, brave battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy. Her Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. Entombment will be at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Kathleen was born January 26, 1943 in San Francisco, CA, daughter of the late Dorothy Ferri Aldridge and the late Fred A. Aldridge. Her family moved to the Charleston, SC area when she was about 12. She met her future husband Doyle McClain Strock at the Fishburn Elementary School Teen Club when she was 13 and he was 14. McClain began chasing her immediately. She was scared of him for a while, but he won her love and they were boyfriend and girlfriend until they married after she graduated from St. Andrews High School and he graduated from the Citadel in 1963. At her death, they had been married for 58 years and lived on the lake at Bonneau Beach, SC.

Kathy loved to dance and was a star on the local TV teenage dance show. She chose to be a full time homemaker, wife, a mother to their three children, and later, a grandmother to their five grandchildren. She was a former Miss Charleston and loved cruising, mountains, snow, beautiful clothes, shoes, and jewelry. She was always beautiful, and dressed to perfection and acted like the sophisticated lady that she was. She loved buying things with which to decorate her home. In a Post and Courier story they did on her, she was called the "Queen of Stuff." She loved cooking great food for her family. She was always very excited about Christmas and shopped all year round so that her family and friends would have a good Christmas. She was the Christmas dinner and present giving lady.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law, Stephanie Ewing Strock. She is survived by her husband, Doyle McClain Strock; her daughter, Kristin Strock Thomas; son-in-law, Michael Thomas; Kristin and Michael's children, McClain and Keelyn; Keelyn's soon to be born daughter, Skylar Paul; her son, Derek; Derek and Stephanie's children, Dailyn and Lawson; her son, Devin; Devin's and his ex-wife Jennifer Strock's son Austin; her brother, Fred Aldridge, Jr., and his wife Carol Cook Aldridge; and her two chihuahua pups, Taco and Bell.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mack and family, I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I have such great memories of her when we're were neighbors at the lake. Such a great cook and always a great hostess. May she rest in God's glorious peace and may her memory be eternal.

Posted by Toni Duncan (formerly Burris) - Summerville, SC - Neighbor   May 22, 2021

Dear Mac & family,
I´m so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was an amazing woman and I´m blessed to have known her. Whenever she would see me at the Elk´s working, she always had that beautiful smile on her face. She never failed to ask about my Mom whom also went to be with the Angels. We now have another beautiful Angel to watch over us all. My heart is breaking for you. She will be greatly missed. Take care & God Bless!

Posted by Cathy Hyatt    May 06, 2021

Mac, Kristen, Derrick and Devon: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Yall were wonderful neighbors for a long time. We have had some sweet memories remembering all the fun times in the neighborhood. Kathy was a joy and she will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

Posted by Rosemary Mims - Charleston, SC - Friend   April 25, 2021

We send our deepest sympathy to Mac and your family on the loss of our beautiful Kathy. She had a gift for making everyone feel special. We will miss her beautiful smile so much. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Murray and Donna Tanner    April 25, 2021


Posted by AARON HYMAN    April 24, 2021

Mac know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy was one of the kindest people I had ever met. I remember meeting you both at the Islanders shag Club on Folly Beach and then reconnecting at the Elks with karaoke. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jo Patrick Simokat    April 24, 2021

Mac and family, I am so sorry Kathy has left us, she was a sparkling, exciting on the go, adventure seeking girl......My Dear friend has gone on her last and best adventure...
One that will last forever with joy untold. Because it has never entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love him.... I love you all, Aaron and I are here as always for you.

Posted by Sylvia Hyman    April 23, 2021

Mac and family. Words do not seen enough but I would like to offer my sincere condolences. I remember meeting you and Kathy over 25 years ago at the Islanders Shag club. She has always been such a beautiful person inside and out and was warm and friendly to everyone. I hope you will find comfort in the many wonderful memories you shared over the years and I pray that you all will find peace through God's amazing grace.

Posted by Linda Cooper - Charleston, SC - Friend   April 23, 2021

Mac and Family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Kathy was a beautiful person inside and out.
Prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. I will miss her pretty face at the Elks.

Cheryl Rourk

Posted by Cheryl Rourk - Hanahan, SC - Friend   April 23, 2021

Mac and Family,
I'm so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. Kathy was such a sweet, loving, and kind person. I loved seeing her in the shop. When you two would come in it was like having family visiting! We miss you both here at Towne Square Antqiues, in Prosperity, SC. Mac, you were such a wonderful care taker and husband. I could tell how much you both loved each other. It always showed. What a treasure. I will be keeping you and all of your family in my prayers.
Much love,
Rhonda Lindler

Posted by Rhonda Lindler - Prosperity, SC - Friend   April 23, 2021

I remember with great fondness when Katy and I went to St Andrews HS together. She was always such a happy and joyful person. I am sure she will add much joy in heaven.My deepest condolences and sympathy to her family for her passing.
Lisa LA Roche

Posted by Lisa La Roche    April 23, 2021

I remember Kathy as a woman who loved to have fun and always the life of the party. Nothing could keep her down. She fought a hard battle right to the end. May she now rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to Mac, her daughter Kristen & Sons Devik & Devon.

Posted by Vera Couturier    April 23, 2021


Posted by ronnie beasley,The Citadel , '70, Veterans Victory House    April 23, 2021

I know you are spreading your sparkle in heaven. May you rest in peace Aunt Kathy. Your work here on Earth is done. You were a warrior till the end. We love you, miss you already and will cherish the amazing memories we have of you and with you. Our deepest sympathy to my Uncle Mac, Kristin, Mike, Derek, Devin and their children. May your memories of times well spent with Aunt Kathy provide you with comfort in the coming days. Love you all, Tammy " Strock" and Ed Mus

Posted by Tammy Mus - Goose Creek, SC - Family   April 23, 2021

We are heartbroken on the passing of Kathy. Her friendly caring, giving,spirit will live on forever. She was a force to be reckoned with for sure! Love her and her smile! So thankful we had the chance to know her and share some memories of her life. Thank you Kathy for being you! Be at peace with the Angels and God Above.

Posted by Anne Fisher - Summerville, SC - Friend   April 22, 2021

So sorry of Kathy's passing. We shared a love of long earrings and pretty antiques. We enjoyed our outings to eat and karaoke night at the Elks lodge and VFW...My condolences to the whole family. U will be greatly missed. I love u.

Posted by Michele Bello - N. Charleston, SC - Friend   April 22, 2021

I had the pleasure of friendship with Kathy for numerous years. I want to send condolences to her precious husband, Mac, her daughter Kristin, and her sons, Derik and Devon. We shared a few holidays during the years. I felt honored to be with the Strock Family. No words can express how sad I feel over her loss. Now, I must focus on the memories, laughter, and shopping expeditions we shared to Myrtle Beach. Now, no doubt, Kathy is shopping in Heaven. May God bless the entire family. Truly a sad day, but we must focus on life everlasting.

Posted by Barbie Perkins-Cooper    April 22, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a fantastic person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Bill and Renee White - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   April 22, 2021

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