CATHERINE ANN BROWN Cathy passed away peacefully on December 16, 2012, at the age of 50, at Oroville Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born on January 14, 1962 in Greenville, CA, the eighth of nine children to Fletcher and Pat Brown; a long-time cattle ranching family in Butte and Plumas counties. Cathy attended Chico schools, graduating from Pleasant Valley High School in 1980. She worked for many years in the fabric and crafts industry. Cathy's many enjoyments included writing, crafts, baking, gardening and travel. One of her greatest joys was writing poetry. Cathy was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir and loved the Lord with all her heart. Cathy is survived by her brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Brown of Crescent Mills, CA and Gary (Sharon) Brown of Oroville, CA; sisters, Linda (Larry) Willadsen of Durham, CA, Susie (Tucson) Smith of Palouse, WA and Toni (Scott) Waller of West Sacramento, CA; sixteen nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews; as well as many good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim and Carl Brown; and sister, Sandy Mitchell. Cathy was a beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and a dear friend. She was a remarkable person with a boundless capacity for love, care and generosity. She will be forever remembered for her kindness and gentle spirit. Those who know her will greatly miss her and are grateful for the way she touched their lives. Her family would like to thank the staff at Oroville Hospital for the wonderful care they provided. Memorial contributions in Cathy's name may be made to Butte Humane Society in care of Affordable Mortuary who is handling the arrangements. A celebration of Cathy's life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be made online at: www.affordablemortuary.net
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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 21, 2012