Born on October 2, 1939 in Opelousas, LA and called home to be with her Lord and Savior on September, 18, 2018. Cathy passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Cathy met and married the love of her life, Earl and they had 3 children. Julie (& James) Whetsell of Newcastle, WY, Tracey (& Chris) Schnaidt of Camino, CA and Andrew (& Andrea) Hanchey of Ketchikan, AK. Cathy loved to sew. As a young mother, she made beautiful outfits for her children and over the years she began to sew professionally. She would sew all year long to fill her annual boutique with the most wonderfully hand made treasures. She also made countless baby blankets, taking care to hand embroider the name of the new arrival in the corner of each special blanket ordered. She has touched so many lives with her beautiful gift. Cathy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl. Her parents, Glenn and Jewell Helmuth and her brother, Larry Helmuth. Cathy was thrilled to be called "GRAMMA" to 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Danielle (& Jonathan) Landon, Lacey, Lexi and Lucas Levers of Brentwood, CA. Drew (& Cami) Kara Schnaidt of Sutter, CA. Keri Schnaidt of Cameron Park, CA. Holly (& Blake) Robert and Karsen Rogers of Perry, GA. Tracey Whetsell of Gillette, WY and Zachary, Colby, Rylan and Ashlyn Hanchey of Ketchikan, AK. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Steffens (& John) of Arlington, TX and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Cathy's life will be held at a future date yet to be determined.