Catherine E. Morin (1927 - 2014)

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Catherine E. Morin

Urbandale

Catherine E. Morin, 87, died May 13, 2014 at home in Urbandale, IA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, IA.

Cathy was born March 24, 1927 in Boone, IA to Ralph and Helen Myers. She graduated from Boone High School in 1945. She attended Stevens College for women for two years and then Northwestern in Evanston, IL were she earned a BA in Education in 1949. She and Bob, her loving husband of 60 years, were married in 1949. Cathy supported the couple teaching 2nd and 3rd grade while Bob obtained his PhD. Cathy continued her career as a grade school reading teacher while raising a family.

She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, cooking, attending social events at the university, supporting the arts and spending time with family and friends. Cathy traveled to over 15 countries in Europe and nearly all 50 US states. She had a huge soft spot for those she loved and was generous in her giving for their happiness.

Cathy is survived by her daughter, Patty (Denny) Bole of Johnston, IA; son, Mark (Jewel) Morin of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Bole, Leah (Josh) South, Jack and Grace Morin; and great-grandchild, Mercy South. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or to the National Fragile X Foundation, 1615 Bonanza St., Ste. 202, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Condolences online may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.



Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on May 15, 2014
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