Fierce and faithful: the righteous life of Cathy Stokes

The righteous life of Cathy Stokes


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  • mzlds utah , UT
    May 22, 2012 7:39 a.m.

    Cathy Stokes, adopted me 16, years ago. I was 22 had just "inherited" 7 kids and Keith and I found out we were expecting... My parents had both suffered from debilitating illnesses and I felt alone. Mama Cathy, was my angel, and has been an angel to my children. If not for the Love of GRANDMA Cathy, my kids would not know a grandmother. We love Cathy Stokes!

  • FastKB Bountiful, UT
    May 21, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    I met Sis Stokes a few years ago in Boston, after using her testimony video a lot on my mission, I almost felt I already knew her. What a great lady, and it was honor to shake her hand and call her sister.

  • M. Butler Brooklyn, NY
    May 21, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    Just one more family whose life was blessed by wonderful Sister Stokes.

    Thanks, Cathy!

  • hillplus Aurora, CO
    May 21, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story. Sister Stokes, may you be an instrument in God's hands always! You inspire me to try a little harder to be a little better.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    May 21, 2012 6:33 a.m.

    God bless you Sister Stokes!

  • Rob Logan, UT
    May 20, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    Such a good story about a wonderful woman. I can just imagine how great it would be to be around her.

  • vcsheffield Iowa City, IA
    May 20, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    Great article on a great person. As a former member of the Hyde Park Branch/Ward, I can confirm what a great person Cathy is and how well loved she is.

  • yellow shorts Issaquah, WA
    May 20, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Cathy "adopted" me in 1999 while I was a lonely student in Chicago. She didn't have to take and interest in me...I was just an 18 month interloper in her ward while I worked on my graduate degree. Yet, she recognized my need, sought me out...fed me and gave me advice when I needed it the most.

    Her direct manner and keen sense of humor combine to make her one of the most quotable people I've ever known. When I informed her that I had a new girlfriend (now my wife) she gave me a colorful lecture on remaining chaste. Funny stuff...but totally from her heart.

    A few years ago we received a postcard of the Sydney Opera House. On the back it said "If you haven't done this....DO IT! Love, Cathy."

    I love Cathy. This world needs more heroes like her.

    - Jeremy Jensen
    Issaquah, WA

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    Great story about a great person.

    Keep up the good work Sister Stokes!

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    May 20, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Neat story of a woman seems to live the word through her actions and is not afraid to speak up when things need improvement. Thank you Ms. Stokes for a lifetime of service to Gods's children (us). Best of everything to you.