Catherine Willham Capelouto went to heaven with Jesus on September 22, 2013. It was her desire, and her Lord saw fit to take her. We can rejoice in her going home but we miss her.
Catherine's greatest joys were her two daughters. Linda married Gary Horne and they gave her 2 grandchildren: Greg (Christie) Horne with great-grandchildren, Grant, Lucy, Katin, and Zach; and Tracey (Joe) Jerry, with great grandchildren, Gabbie, Isabel, and Neena. Catherine's youngest daughter, Cheryl, married Frank Inn and they gave her 2 grandsons: Deryk (Jamie) Inn and Brady Inn. Catherine was preceded in death by the father of her children, Ralph Willham.
Catherine enjoyed life. Some great memories during her 84 years include her faith in her Savior, her love of music and how she would break into song often, she and her sisters playing many a card game, her enjoyment of clowns (dressing up as one at Halloween), and how she went back to school when her girls were older and became a nurse--working in an OB/GYN office for nearly 25 years. Oh, yeah, we can't forget her laughing and dancing!
In later years as a widow for a second time, Catherine moved to Medford, Oregon, so she could live near her daughters and their families while enjoying "resort" living at Anna Maria Creekside. She loved people and she interacted with many there for eight years until she needed care herself.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 27, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Yreka, Calif.. Family and friends are invited to the home of Gary and Linda following the service. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.
com. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.