Annie Laurie (Cobb) Rasco

Annie Laurie (Cobb) Rasco
January 16, 1928 – June 16, 2015

Annie Rasco, 87, of North Zulch, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at her ranch. Annie, known to her family as “Sister”, was born in Brazos County on January 16, 1928 to Charlie and Sudie Cobb. Ann grew up in Brazos County and married Gearl Dean Rasco on October 26, 1946. Early in their life Ann and Gearl moved to Houston, Texas where Ann worked for Petrotex Corporation for over thirty years. Ann and Geral built their ranch in Madison County while holding down full times jobs in Houston. In the early 1980’s Ann Retired to pursue her dream of becoming an extraordinary cattlewoman. She is well known as a breeder of fine Herford bulls and people come from all over to purchase her animals.

Predeceased by her husband, Gearl, in 2001, and her brothers Raymond, Clarence and Ralph Cobb.

Annie is survived by sisters Mary Mitchem of Houston, and Marie Risinger of Terrell; a son Geral R. Rasco and wife Dayna of Bryan; her grandson Shawn Rasco and wife Cindy also of Bryan, Texas.

Ann was of the Baptist faith and a member of Reliance Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her fierce independence and her love of animals as she enjoyed her cattle, dogs, and chickens. Ann ran her ranch mostly on her own through December 2014. Ranching was her passion in life.

The family would like to thank Hospice Brazos Valley and Home Instead Senior Care for the compassionate care they provided.

Graveside services were held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. I just found out that Ann had passed away in June of last year. She was a very dear friend. I worked with Ann at Petro-Tex in the 70’s and we went on trips together. I often when hunting with Ann and killed my first dear in North Zulch.
    I have tried to call her from time to time, but got no answer.
    She was a very special person and will always be in my heart.

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