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Bonnie Lou Catledge Obituary
Bonnie Lou Catledge passed away on September 18, 2013 in Yuba City, California. Bonnie was born on July 4th, 1930 in Ripon CA to Clyde and Veda Walbridge. She was a long time resident of Gridley and a graduate of YCHS. She was also a graduate of CSUC with a BA in Liberal Studies and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Bonnie worked for many years at Pacific Telephone. At the age of 40, she changed careers and became a teacher. Her first teaching position was at Encinal School in Live Oak. She also worked in the Williams School District as a Reading Specialist. Teaching was a passion for Bonnie. In addition to working as an adult literacy tutor and a 4-H Leader, she was also a Sunday school teacher for the Live Oak Church of the Brethren. For church services, she enjoyed participating in the children's story. Not one to simply read a story, Bonnie created puppets with colorful personalities. All in attendance, adults and children alike, enjoyed the stories Bonnie wrote that ended with a moral lesson on kindness, acceptance, patience and compassion.

Bonnie was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed projects that revolved around the grandchildren such as crafts, cooking and camping. She loved to play games and always enjoyed a spirited game of cards. Bonnie was an avid reader and often carried a book in her purse.

Bonnie was predeceased in death by her husband of 63 years, Cecil Ray Catledge, her parents, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her three sons, Steve (Eileen) Catledge of Yuba City, CA; Daryl (Susan) Catledge of Gridley, CA; Lyle (Judy) Catledge of Chico, CA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She will be missed.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Live Oak Church of the Brethren on Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Roland Johnson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the New Community Project, a program that supports literacy, through the Live Oak Church of the Brethren, 1990 Archer Avenue, Live Oak, CA 95953.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 11, 2013
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