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“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...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Toni Duncan (formerly Burris) - SC

“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...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy Hyatt

“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...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Rosemary Mims - Charleston, SC

“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...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Murray and Donna Tanner

“KATHY WAS THE BEST MAC AND KATHY ARE THE BEST TEAM EVER.. ME AND Sylvia PRAY FOR KATHY FOREVER THEY ARE BOTH IN OUR HEARTS AND KATHY WILL NEVER BE...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: AARON HYMAN

“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...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jo Patrick Simokat

“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...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Sylvia Hyman

“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...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Cooper - Charleston, SC

“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...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Rourk - Hanahan, SC

“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...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Rhonda Lindler - Prosperity, SC

“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...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa La Roche

“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...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Vera Couturier

“PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ESPECIALLY DURING THESE DIFFICULT DAYS. KATHY WAS A BEAUTIFUL & SPECIAL LADY. MAY SHE REST IN...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: ronnie beasley,The Citadel , '70, Veterans Victory House

“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....Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Mus - Goose Creek, SC

“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! ...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Anne Fisher - Summerville, SC

“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...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Michele Bello - N. Charleston, SC

“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...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Barbie Perkins-Cooper

“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. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Bill and Renee White - SC


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.