Since her diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma four years ago, Cathy was determined to fight her disease until Jesus was ready for her. On April 15, Jesus took her pain and suffering away and took her to Heaven.
Cathy’s most cherished gift and greatest love was her family: son, Josh, daughter-in-law, Shereece, and grandchildren Tucker and Addi; son, Jacob, daughter-in-law, Katie, and grandchildren Madilyn and Carter; husband, Ned, of 44 blessed years together. There was nothing that she enjoyed more than being with her grandchildren, doing anything that she could for them, FaceTiming with them, and seeing pictures and videos of them in all of their activities. Cathy was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love for her family was without measure. She always put her family first and would do anything she could to love and take care of them. Cathy’s unconditional and unselfish love will always be remembered and greatly missed by her family.
Other than being with her family, Cathy’s favorite things were going to church, walking her dogs, riding bikes, snowshoeing, and watching the many hummingbirds that would visit her feeders. Cathy always looked forward to Sunday services at First Presbyterian Church where she loved to hear the organ play and the choir sing. Cathy was also a member of the Grand Valley Kennel Club.
Cathy was very thankful and blessed by her close friends who supported and encouraged her throughout her fight. Cathy was also very grateful and appreciative of all of the people at Grand Valley Oncology and Huntsman Cancer Institute that cared for her and supported her in her fight. She met many amazing people that she grew to love and counted as a part of her family.
To celebrate her life, it is Cathy’s request to have a small, private service with her immediate family and to be buried with her parents. Cathy was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. There, she always loved the fall color changing of the trees and will be placed close to her parents during those changing of colors.
In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider making a memorial contribution to Community Hospital (memorandum Grand Valley Oncology Fund) or Hope West Hospice of Grand Junction.