Catherine Massay, 74, died April 16, 2012, at her home in Fairbanks. She was a homemaker, librarian, performer and retired employee of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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Born March 21, 1938, in Michigan, to Millicent and James Marshall, Catherine graduated from Bethany College in 1960, with a bachelor of arts in education. She moved to Fairbanks with her husband and two children from Logan, W. Va., in 1974. She was an active member in FLOT and the University Community Presbyterian Church, and lived here for 10 years before taking up residence in Palmer. In Palmer, she was active as a fiber crafts artist.
Cathi returned to Fairbanks about 15 years ago, taking a job at Rasmuson Library and later the Bio-Sciences Library on the UAF campus. She again took up her active participation in Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, FLOT Showcase and FLOT mainstage productions.
Cathi was petite but full of energy and a had fondness for carefully coordinated outfits and jewelry. She was great at delivering comic Broadway songs and was "at home" performing on any stage.
Her many friends and her family mourn her passing, but rejoice that she was once present in their lives and thus will be remembered always.
She is survived by her children, Garth and Holly Massay; and her sister Anne Richardson.
No service is planned but contributions can be made in her name to, FLOT JR Scholarships, P.O. Box 72787, Fairbanks, AK 99707.
Published in Daily News-Miner on May 2, 2012